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Emergency medicine program removes swine from training

Residency Program Insider, June 6, 2014

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Emergency medicine residents at Southern Illinois University Medical School won’t be encountering any live pigs in their training.

The State Journal-Register recently reported that the program abandoned its plan to use live pigs for training this year and next. The program has been under fire from the non-profit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, which promotes alternatives to using animals in medical education and research.
 
According to the Committee’s Director of Academic Affairs John Pippin, 14% of emergency medicine training programs use live animals.

Pippin told the State Journal-Register he believed the program revoked its plan to use live pigs after coming under pressure from committee supporters, who signed a petition against and protested the program’s use of live pigs last year. A spokesperson for the University told the newspaper that the residency program’s director “just wants the faculty to pursue other educational directions.”

 



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