Please take a minute to ask Johns
Hopkins University vice dean for education Roy C. Ziegelstein, M.D., M.A.C.P., to
immediately replace the use of pigs in the school’s medical student surgery
clerkship. Johns Hopkins is one of three medical schools left in all of the
United States and Canada (out of 187 schools) using animals to teach surgical
skills to students.
Dr. Ziegelstein has told the Johns
Hopkins student newspaper that this animal use provides students with "an
appreciation for the sanctity of life." But students would garner a greater
appreciation for life if the university would make the compassionate (and
educationally superior) choice that nearly every one of its peers has made—by
switching to human-relevant medical simulation for teaching surgical skills.
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Dear Dr. Ziegelstein,
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]