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Supporters and members are instrumental in the Physicians Committee’s successful efforts to promote the health benefits of a plant-based diet and replace animal use in research, testing, and education.

Learn how you can help by donating or taking action to end animal use and improve nutrition, volunteering, and more.

Medical Education and Training

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

Currently, 99 percent of surveyed ATLS programs in the United States and Canada use only human-relevant training methods. Urge this program to end animal use by making the switch to simulation:

North Dakota State University/Sanford Health

Emergency Medicine

Today, 97 percent of surveyed emergency medicine residency programs in the United States and Canada use only human-relevant training methods. Urge these programs to end animal use by making the switch to simulation:

Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Rhode Island: Support Bill H 5267

University of Missouri Columbia

University of Toledo

Vanderbilt University

Surgery

The Physicians Committee began collecting data about the methods used to train surgery residents in December 2018. Currently, 73 percent of surveyed general surgery residency programs in the United States use only human-relevant training methods. Urge UW to end animal use by making the switch to simulation:

University of Washington

Paramedic Training

The University of Washington in Seattle is the only paramedic program in the northwest region of the United States known to use live animals to teach emergency procedures instead of implementing modern training methods. Urge UW to switch to simulation:

University of Washington

Veterinary Training

Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama uses and kills live dogs and rabbits in terminal (i.e., fatal) surgery laboratories. Several other veterinary schools have replaced these labs with humane training methods that provide beneficial care to animals in need. Tell Tuskegee to end terminal surgery labs immediately:

Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine 

Medical Experiments

Wayne State University: Stop Heart Failure Experiments on Dogs

After more than 25 years, the experiments on dogs at Wayne State University have contributed nothing to treatments for patients suffering from heart failure or hypertension.

Rep. Sara Cambensy Announces Bill To Outlaw Painful Dog Experiments in Michigan

Michigan residents, please follow the link above to learn more and contact your state representative.

Good Nutrition Policy

California
Ask the California Senate to Bring Plant-Based Options to Schools
This bill will incentivize schools to serve students healthy plant-based options.

New York
Ask the New York State Senate to Require Plant-Based Options in Hospitals

This bill will make healthy plant-based meals available to patients in New York hospitals.

Oregon
Ask the Oregon Senate to Bring Plant-Based Meals to Hospitals and Prisons
This bill will make healthy plant-based meals available to patients in Oregon hospitals and prisons.

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