Thanks to the Physicians Committee’s persuasive efforts, the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) has replaced the use of live pigs in its surgical residency program with modern, human-relevant methods. With this change, the university has officially switched to nonanimal training methods for ALL future courses!
- The Physicians Committee provided more than 2,800 hours of training to regulators and industry scientists on nonanimal methods through our New Approach Methodology (NAM) Use for Regulatory Application (NURA) continuing education program.
- Physicians Committee scientists educated toxicologists on cruelty-free research methods at the Society of Toxicology Conference, one of the largest gatherings of toxicologists in the world. The recommendations presented were enthusiastically received.
- The Physicians Committee influenced recent legislation that provided $5 million to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for activities to reduce animal testing.
Significant Reach—And Growing!
Utilizing all available channels, the Physicians Committee reaches new people and a bigger audience every day.
Since 1985, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s lifesaving work has resulted in major victories and accomplishments for animals, people, and the planet:
stopped using live animals to train medical students.ALL medical schools in the U.S. and Canada
Power Plate, a healthful, plant-based dietary guide, the USDA unveiled its strikingly similar guide, MyPlate.After PCRM presented the
stop testing chemicals on ALL mammals by 2035.The Environmental Protection Agency pledged to
Food for Life plant-based cooking classes are taught by 300+ instructors in over 45 U.S. states and 20 countries.Our
clinical research department has published dozens of peer-reviewed studies proving the health benefits of a plant-based diet.PCRM’s
pediatrics residency programs in the U.S. and Canada stopped training on live animals.ALL
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