Tell Baylor College of Medicine and Montgomery County Hospital District to Stop Using Live Pigs to Train Paramedics

At Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, live pigs are used to train Montgomery County Hospital District (MCHD) paramedics. Please take a minute to ask top officials at these facilities to replace the use of live animals with human-based training methods.

We have provided text for you, but if you decide to write your own message, please be polite and encouraging. Here are some talking points:

  • Please replace the use of live animals in MCHD's paramedic training with human-based methods such as medical simulation.
  • Baylor hosts the only paramedic training program in Texas using live animals. There are 46 other paramedic programs in Texas and all of them exclusively use nonanimal training methods such as human-based medical simulation.
  • Baylor already has a state-of-the-art simulation center that could replace the use of animals in MCHD's paramedic training program.
  • Jennifer Christner, M.D., Dean of the Baylor School of Medicine
  • Dick Kuo, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M., Interim Emergency Medicine Chair, Baylor College of Medicine 
  • Robert Dickson, M.D., F.A.A.E.M., F.A.C.E.P., MCHD Medical Director
  • Jared Cosper, Director of Emergency Medical Services at MCHD
  • Deborah Taylor, Assistant Director of the Baylor College of Medicine Simulation Center
  • Kevin Crocker, MCHD Quality Supervisor, Montgomery County Hospital District


Dear Dr. Christner/Dr. Kuo/Dr. Dickson/Mr. Cosper/ Ms. Taylor/Mr. Crocker,

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