The interview was about to start. I found myself in a simulated meeting room environment. The selection panel introduced themselves and explained that I had been brought here because my special training made me an “extraordinarily qualified and promising candidate for this mission.”
Dealing with my imposter syndrome was a balancing act: I frequently worried about inadequate preparation. And I compulsively calculated risks. But my performance stats also showed an exceptional talent for fast, decisive, and optimal patient-centered care in complex crisis situations.
“Please explain your thoughts on working with anesthesia-augmenting artificial intelligence constructs, or ‘A3ICs’,” I was prompted.
Without hesitation I responded, “I think of anesthesiology as one of the most altruistic specialties. We serve our patients best by facilitating ideal surgical conditions while optimizing complex medical comorbidities. Often that involves working effectively in a team—including collaborating with artificial intelligence (AI) constructs that are key to individualized precision care....