Journal: AMA Journal of Ethics Author: Wartman, S.A. and Combs C.D. Publication Date: Feb 2019 Volume Number: 21 Issue: 2 Page Numbers: E146-E152
Description: 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.
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