AMA Journal of Ethics
Available medical knowledge exceeds the organizing capacity of the human mind, yet medical education remains based on information acquisition and application. Complicating this information overload crisis among learners is the fact that physicians' skill sets now must include collaborating with and managing artificial intelligence (AI) applications that aggregate big data, generate diagnostic and treatment recommendations, and assign confidence ratings to those recommendations. Thus, an overhaul of medical school curricula is due and should focus on knowledge management (rather than information acquisition), effective use of AI, improved communication, and empathy cultivation.
Original Publication Citation
Wartman, S. A., & Combs, C. D. (2019). Reimagining medical education in the age of AI. AMA Journal of Ethics, 21(2), E146-E152. doi:10.1001/amajethics.2019.146
Wartman, Steven A. and Combs, C. Donald, "Reimagining Medical Education in the Age of AI" (2019). Modeling, Simulation & Visualization Engineering Faculty Publications. 25.