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Animals in Medical Education and Training

Since 1985, the Physicians Committee has been working tirelessly to replace the use of animals in medical education and training while advocating for human-relevant methods.

Our staff works with policymakers, industry, the medical community, educators, the media, and the public to create a better future for people and animals.

CAMPAIGN UPDATE

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ANIMAL USE IN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS


Medical School

Today, 99 percent of medical schools have ended animal use for student training.

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Emergency Medicine

Learn more about our efforts to end animal use for emergency medicine residency training.

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Advanced Trauma

The vast majority of Advanced Trauma Life Support courses use human-based training methods.


Pediatrics

Only two schools in the United States and Canada use animals to train pediatricians.


Paramedic

The use of animals in paramedic courses is both educationally and ethically inferior.

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Military

The Department of Defense uses more than 8,500 animals each year for combat trauma training

WHAT YOU CAN DO


Hennepin County Medical Center

Ask the teaching hospital to end animal use for trauma training. Take Action >


University of Washington

Tell the school to stop using live animals in its paramedic training program. Take Action >

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Vanderbilt University

Ask the school to end animal labs in its emergency medicine residency. Take Action >