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Animals in Medical Education and Training

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

Our staff works with policymakers, industry, the medical community, 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

More than 99 percent of all U.S. medical schools have closed animal laboratories.

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Military

The U.S. military still uses live animals in combat trauma training courses.

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Advanced Trauma

The use of animals in life support courses is quickly becoming a thing of the past.


Pediatrics

Animal use in pediatrics residency training was once a common practice.

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Emergency Medicine

Today, majority of medical schools use nonanimal teaching methods for these programs.


Paramedic

The use of animals in paramedics courses is educationally subpar and unnecessary.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

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Department of Defense

Ask Congress to urge the Department of Defense to stop killing animals. Take Action >

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Johns Hopkins University

Tell Johns Hopkins University: Stop using animals for medical training. Take Action >

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University of Washington

Ask Washington University to end the use of animals in its pediatrics residency program. Take Action >