Integrating ChatGPT in Medical Education: Adapting Curricula to Cultivate Competent Physicians for the AI Era


The rapid advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) language models, particularly ChatGPT (OpenAI, San Francisco, California, United States), necessitate the adaptation of medical education curricula to cultivate competent physicians in the AI era. In this editorial, we discuss short-term solutions and long-term adaptations for integrating ChatGPT into medical education. We recommend promoting digital literacy, developing critical thinking skills, and emphasizing evidence-based relevance as quick fixes. Long-term adaptations include focusing on the human factor, interprofessional collaboration, continuous professional development, and research and evaluation. By implementing these changes, medical educators can optimize medical education for the AI era, ensuring students are well prepared for a technologically advanced future in healthcare.