Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Still Uses Live Goats and Pigs

“The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is asking:”

“Jeffrey R. Balser, M.D.,Ph.D. Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

to immediately stop using live goats and pigs in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s emergency medicine residency. Eighty-six percent [116 of 134] of surveyed emergency medicine residency programs in the United States use human-based methods to train students. In fact, Vanderbilt University already has a state of the art simulation center that could easily replace the use of animals with modern medical simulation. ”

To ensure that our future emergency care physicians are receiving educationally and ethically superior training methods, please end the use of animals immediately.” 


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