Nov. 1, 2023 — The UF College of Medicine’s AI in medicine curriculum, now housed under the Quality and Patient Safety initiative, or QPSi, provides courses that teach UF and non-UF medical professionals, faculty and students how to use AI in the clinical setting. The curriculum demonstrates how through AI, health care providers can use synthesized data and models to make the best clinical decisions possible and plans of action to enhance care quality and safety of patients.
Falling under the education pillar of the College of Medicine’s strategic plan and in collaboration with the College of Education, this first-of-its-kind curriculum will contain several courses, the second of which launched this fall. As part of the QPSi Academy, these courses provide a high-level overview of AI theory and application in the form of bite-sized video lessons that are easily digested by busy health care providers, covering topics such as what is AI, how can it be used in medicine and how to converse and collaborate with other medical and experts specializing in AI and machine learning.
“The advantage of presenting AI applied to medicine to physicians is that they are in a unique position to incorporate AI tools that they build directly into clinical practice,” said François Modave, Ph.D., the assistant dean of the QPSi Academy, Training and Fellowship Programs.
Modave developed the courses alongside Chris Giordano, M.D., a professor of anesthesiology; and Patrick Tighe, M.D., M.S., the executive director of QPSi and associate dean for AI application and innovation.