End animal use in PG curriculum: A call for modern technolog
After hearing from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, Dr. John Pawlowski, MD, PhD, who has been on the faculty of the world-renowned Harvard Medical School since 1987 has written to Medical Council of India (MCI) President Dr. Jayshree Mehta asking her to ensure that postgraduate medical students receive the best training possible by fully replacing cruel and deadly classroom use of animals with cutting-edge simulation technology, which, he states, is "academically superior, widely available, and more cost-effective".

Professor Pawlowski is also a co-director of the school's pharmacology course, has designed hundreds of simulation scenarios, and has taught thousands of students using simulations,

"Technology has advanced, and it's time that our teaching methods did, too. That's why the world's top medical schools – including Harvard, Duke and Yale – rely on pedagogically superior technology, such as computer-assisted learning, clinical exercises, and human-patient simulation technologies instead of animals to train postgraduate medical students," writes Dr. Pawlowski.

"I encourage you to fully replace the use of animals in classroom experiments during postgraduate medical courses and take advantage of the many benefits that sophisticated, humane learning tools provide."

The MCI's recently revised postgraduate syllabus bans the use of dogs, cats, and amphibians in medical pharmacology and physiology courses but still permits invasive and deadly experiments on rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, and mice, including forcing them to endure seizures, mutilations, suffocation, severe blood loss, exposure to harmful radiations, and other cruel procedures. PETA India condemned the new syllabus and urged the MCI to remove the use of all animals from the postgraduate curricula, in accordance with existing law and a central government directive.

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Dr. S●●●●●v S●●●●●1 Obstetrics and Gynaecology
It' s really pathetic experimenting on live animals to note the effects of drugs etc and various other experiments in order to learn whereas those very effects are already universally known. In the era of electronics it' s no more required to feel oneself. Because the animals don' t talk it doesn' t mean we' ve the right to torture them at our sweet will.
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Dr. A●●●●●a S●●●●●u B●●●●●●●●●●●a
Dr. A●●●●●a S●●●●●u B●●●●●●●●●●●a Anaesthesiology
We are in the 21st century now.Its high time that we take advantage of the latest medical technology to teach our students.
Sep 26, 2018Like1