The new testing schedule looks interesting, but I'm not sure how effective it will be. Speaking as a first semester, I didn't really mind the first exam being 5 weeks in instead of 4. The material seemed to line up pretty well with the exams. Anatomy - done with the arm (except hand) by the first exam, Histo/Biochem All the real basic stuff done and moving on to blood after the first exam etc.
I like the idea of things being more evenly spread out, I just hope the material is rearranged so it still fits the exams in a way that semi-makes sense instead of the exams just becoming arbitrary breaks in the material.