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  2. Mar 28, 2023
University of Toledo Replaces Animals in Medical Training After Nearly Decade of Pressure from Physicians

TOLEDO, Ohio—The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences (U Toledo) confirmed that it has ended the use of live animals for training emergency medicine residents. The change follows a nine-year campaign led by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a national nonprofit of more than 17,000 doctors. The chair of U Toledo’s emergency medicine department noted that the animal use had become “redundant” due to the availability of advanced medical training resources at the school’s simulation center.