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Biomedical informatics in the education of physicians

This brief commentary by Dr. Edward Shortliffe, a pioneer in the field of (bio)medical informatics, emphasizes the importance of incorporating informatics training into the undergraduate curriculum and briefly outlines some of the informatics skills and competencies needed. Includes a definition of 'biomedical informatics.' To access the full text, a subscription to JAMA is required (through your institution or otherwise).

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