Tell Massachusetts General Hospital to Use ONLY Non-Animals Training Methods

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Originally Posted: 17 Dec 2010

Tell Massachusetts General Hospital to Use ONLY Non-Animals Training Methods

[Ed. Note: See Alert of December 7, 2010 - End the Use of Pigs in Trauma Training Courses - University of Massachusetts Medical School. VICTORY...Notification from PCRM, December 17, 2010, that not only did the dean commit to permanently ending this animal use, he made the switch prior to the course that was held last week! The alert on this page is directed to Massachusetts General Hospital.]

FROM  Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)


Please call or e-mail Dr. Slavin, Massachusetts General Hospital, today and ask him again to stop using live animals and join the 95 percent of institutions that use human-based trauma training methods.

Peter Slavin, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
phone (617) 724-9300


While UMMS has made the compassionate and responsible choice, another institution in Massachusetts refuses to switch to nonanimal training methods. Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has ignored our pleas to end its use of sheep in ATLS courses.

  • Please replace the use of animals in UMMS’s ATLS courses.
  • Human-based training methods have been approved to teach these procedures by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
  • Ninety-five percent of ATLS courses in the United States—including Boston University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital—use only human-based methods.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!