Artificial Intelligence Competencies in Postgraduate Medical Training in Germany

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2022 May 25;294:805-806. doi: 10.3233/SHTI220589.


Routine medical care is to be transformed by the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI), requiring medical professionals to acquire a novel set of skills. We assessed the density of AI learning objectives and the availability of courses containing AI content in postgraduate medical education in Germany. The results reveal general paucity in AI learning objectives and content across (sub-)specialty training and continuing medical education (CME) in Germany. Innovative and regulatory solutions are needed to herald an era of physicians competent in navigating medical AI applications.

Keywords: CME; artificial intelligence; postgraduate medical education.

MeSH terms

  • Artificial Intelligence*
  • Education, Medical, Continuing
  • Germany
  • Humans
  • Physicians*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires