University of Alabama- Birmingham Adds AI in Medicine Degree

University of Alabama - Birmingham artificial intelligence in medicine

The University of Alabama – Birmingham just shared an exciting announcement. The school will be adding a graduate program in medical artificial intelligence—the first in the region, according to the university.

Following recent approval from the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees, the interdisciplinary Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM) will be offered through UAB’s Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine. It will meet the needs of a flourishing sector of technology companies in the Birmingham area that have chosen to focus on healthcare.

Dean of the Heersink School of Medicine Dr. Anupam Agarwal said, “This is a unique degree program in the Birmingham medical community that will enable engineers, computer scientists and future clinical practitioners to adopt an integrated approach to improving human health that leverages artificial intelligence. We are meeting the growing demand for professional education and technical expertise at the graduate level for training in artificial intelligence in medicine. Our goal is to provide graduate-level professionals with AI application skill sets from various backgrounds to adopt an integrated approach to improving human health and patient outcomes.”

The program will emphasize four key areas in artificial intelligence in medicine: foundations, applications, integration, and design. According to the school’s website, both current and prospective medical professionals can apply.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been ranked among some of the nation’s top public schools by U.S. News & World Report. At CVO, we’ve highlighted the university in several of our recent college rankings, including the Top 30 Affordable PhD in Healthcare Administration Programs and the 50 Best Online Information Technology Degrees.

Source: Business Alabama— UAB Launches Medical AI Degree Program

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