UT medical students will no longer use live animals to practice surgical skills
The University of Tennessee College of Medicine's Chattanooga location is now the last program to end animal testing.
Medical students will no longer use live animals to practice surgical skills.
The animals were used to teach things such as removing organs, incisions, and applying anesthesia.
This was the last location to get rid of the animal practices.
The university says students will now use models and simulation.
Response from UT Health Science Center:
"Effective immediately, the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga has ceased to provide surgical skills training for medical students using live animal models. Accordingly, the surgical skills curriculum will rely on the utilization of models and simulation. The goal will remain to provide the highest quality training and educational experience for our medical students."