Abstract: Developing ethics curriculum for medical school is challenging, not the least because many students and clinicians think of ethics as intuitive and not requiring the same rigor as clinical science. With little coursework and assessment in ethics, alongside a more recent push to minimize pre-class work for students, it is not surprising that ethics is seen in this light. Both students and clinicians in the current sociopolitical climate are demanding more. However, a diversity of formulations of ethics curriculum across the U.S. has only complicated the ability to respond to this demand. This panel will explore a recent curricular revision at our university that allowed the ethics curriculum to begin from scratch. This forced a reexamination of the goals of ethics education in medical school in light of changing social, political and educational climates. In the process, we have arrived at a more basic goal for ethics education and a combination of traditional and nontraditional methods for achieving it. We hope to foster further discussion through four brief presentations: (a) an overview of the changes made to our current curriculum, (b) a perspective on the goal of ethics training in medical school, (c) an analysis of the obstacles faced in designing a new ethics curriculum, and (d) how to best assess ethics training in this setting.