Aim of this project is for the improvement of employability competences and digital skills of medical students.
The European project AIIS, whose consortium is led by the University of Salamanca, has completed its first phase. Funded with almost one million euros through “Erasmus +”, the initiative brings together 36 researchers from 9 organisations working to improve the employability competences and digital skills of medical students. Pedro Luis Sánchez, senior lecturer at the faculty, and Mili Pizarro, director of the Professional Insertion, Internships, Employment and Entrepreneurship Service (SIPPE), coordinate the work team, which includes María Jesús Santos in management and Íñigo Martín in technical support, as well as two other researchers from the Consortium for Networked Biomedical Research Centre (CIBER ISCiii).
AIIS (Artificial Intelligence, Innovation and Society) was launched in 2021 with the participation of universities and companies from Spain, Finland, Greece, the Netherlands and Belgium, in a consortium that includes nine partners led by the University of Salamanca. The aim is to improve training in employability skills (solft skills) and the approach to Artificial Intelligence techniques and their contribution to medicine.
And the team has designed a project with several stages, the first of which has already been completed: the analysis of this type of training at present. From now on, the researchers will propose the design of new training actions through a collaborative learning platform, which will be implemented at the University of Salamanca and at the Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Thessaly (Greece) and Mons (Belgium). This new programme will be tested, validated and supervised by an external evaluation board of experts to ensure the quality of all actions carried out. The project is scheduled for completion in 2023.
In the recently concluded phase, the consortium researchers conducted a survey among 442 medical teachers and students in Greece, Belgium, Finland and Spain, while analysing the different curricula. The results are publicly available on the project website (https://aiis.usal.es/).