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A Pair of Texas-Based Schools Are on the Leading Edge of Teaching Doctors About AI

Summary of article from Health Leaders, by Christopher Cheney:

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and University College at the University of Texas at San Antonio are the first institutions to offer an MD/MS dual degree in artificial intelligence, recognizing the growing importance of AI in healthcare. The program, which began planning in 2018 and launched in 2022, offers three pathways: computer science, data analytics, and robotics, with most students choosing data analytics. The MS in AI degree focuses on implementing AI tools such as machine learning, neural networks, and natural language processing. This education is expected to improve diagnostic accuracy, personalize treatment plans, streamline operations, and contribute to medical research. The program aims to position physicians in leadership roles in AI technology development, ensuring it is patient-centered and not solely profit-driven.