UIUC names new medical school curriculum committee

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois has formed a committee to build the core curriculum of its new engineering-based medical school at the Urbana-Champaign campus.

The university announced Thursday the committee will be led by co-chairs Dr. Robert Good and Professor Rashid Bashir. Good is the senior associate medical director of population health at Carle Health System. Bashir heads the department of bioengineering at University of Illinois.

They’ll lead an 18-member committee that will create a curriculum for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, focusing on engineering and technology in medicine.

University trustees approved the new medical school in March. Carle Health System in Urbana has agreed to provide $100 million over 10 years. The college is expected to accept its first class of students in 2018.