Per Med. 2022 Jul 26. doi: 10.2217/pme-2022-0014. Online ahead of print.
The application of artificial intelligence (AI) to healthcare has garnered significant enthusiasm in recent years. Despite the adoption of new analytic approaches, medical education on AI is lacking. We aim to create a usable AI primer for medical education. We discuss how to generate a clinical question involving AI, what data are suitable for AI research, how to prepare a dataset for training and how to determine if the output has clinical utility. To illustrate this process, we focused on an example of how medical imaging is employed in designing a machine learning model. Our proposed medical education curriculum addresses AI’s potential and limitations for enhancing clinicians’ skills in research, applied statistics and care delivery.