Education and Training

The Physicians Committee

Education and Training

Animals in Medical Student Education

Ethics in Medical EducationMore than 99 percent of all United States medical schools, including Harvard, Stanford, and Yale, have eliminated old-fashioned animal laboratories in favor of modern, cost-effective and humane alternatives. More >

Military Medical Training

End Animal Use in Military Medical TrainingIt is essential that the medical training our service members receive is the best available and is ethically conducted. Unfortunately, the U.S. military uses live animals instead of human-based simulators in combat trauma training courses. More >

Advanced Trauma Life Support

medical simulatorThanks in large part to PCRM’s efforts, the use of animals in Advanced Trauma Life Support courses is quickly becoming a thing of the past. More >

Dissection Alternatives

Dissection AlternativesWith today's modern alternatives, students can learn science without sacrificing compassion for animals. More >

Ethics in Pediatrics Training

Ethics in Pediatrics TrainingThe use of live animals in pediatrics residency training was once a common practice. Today  the vast majority of these courses use nonanimal teaching tools. More >

Ethics in Emergency Medicine Training

TraumaManThe use of live animals in emergency medicine residency training was once common. Today, however, the majority of these programs, which follow medical school for physicians going into the specialty of emergency medicine, use nonanimal teaching methods. More >

Improving Paramedic Training at the University of Washington

emergency-medicine-simulatorThe University of Washington uses live pigs in its paramedic training program, but this use of animals is educationally subpar and unnecessary. The majority of training programs in the Pacific Northwest use only human-based methods. More >