ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: MEDICAL STUDENT S ATTITUDE IN DISTRICT PESHAWAR PAKISTAN

  • Saima Abid Associate Professor: Community Medicine, Pak International Medical College.
  • Baber Awan Lecturer: Community Medicine, Pak International Medical College, Peshawar.
  • Tauseef Ismail Assistant Professor Community Medicine, Khyber Girls Medical College Peshawar.
  • Naveeda Sarwar Professor: Community Medicine, Pak International Medical College, Peshawar.
  • Ghulam Sarwar Clinical Psychologist, Medical Social Worker, Pak International Medical College Peshawar
  • Muhammad Tariq Student of Pak International Medical College Peshawar.
  • Saira Naz Student of Pak International Medical College Peshawar.
  • Adnan Ahmed Student of Pak International Medical College Peshawar.
  • Mohammad Farhan Student of Pak International Medical College Peshawar.
  • Mohammad Uzair Student of Pak International Medical College Peshawar.
  • Aweenash Kumar Student of Pak International Medical College Peshawar.
  • Ushna Iqbal Student of Pak International Medical College Peshawar.
  • Afnan Ali Khan Student of Pak International Medical College Peshawar.
  • Attiq Ur Rehman Student of Pak International Medical College Peshawar.
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, undergraduate medical education, knowledge, Pakistan

Abstract

Background: Artificial intelligence (AI) is an advanced computer technology used in the medical field to elude the errors and enhance effectiveness and efficiency, especially in clinical work. Developing countries can utilize the same models to improve their health care system as the industrialized world. Globally medicine is evolving to the era of "Artificial intelligence", medical education must include these modern technologies and competencies to reform. We intended to determine the attitude of the medical students towards the introduction of AI in Undergraduate Medical Education in District Peshawar.
Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out among 384 students of two medical colleges in Peshawar, utilizing a convenient sampling technique for data collection. A self-administered questionnaire, with 5 points Likert scale was used to collect data. Data was analyzed through SPSS version (22.2).
Results: Majority of the students 61.7% had no previous knowledge of AI. Mean scores for AIs perceived usefulness in Radiology, replacement with human Radiologist, anticipated dominance in clinical practice, willingness for introduction in medical education, excitement to adopt, perceived as a burden, practicability were 1.89, 2.83, 2.76, 2.35, 2.13, 3.18, 2.39 respectively.
Conclusion: The positive attitude was seen among medical students regarding the inclusion of Artificial intelligence in undergraduate medical education.

Published
2019-07-13
How to Cite
Abid, S., Awan, B., Ismail, T., Sarwar, N., Sarwar, G., Tariq, M., Naz, S., Ahmed, A., Farhan, M., Uzair, M., Kumar, A., Iqbal, U., Khan, A., & Rehman, A. U. (2019). ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: MEDICAL STUDENT S ATTITUDE IN DISTRICT PESHAWAR PAKISTAN. Pakistan Journal of Public Health, 9(1), 19-21. https://doi.org/10.32413/pjph.v9i1.295