New Jersey Hospital Stops Using Live Dogs for Emergency Medicine Training

Morristown Medical Center recently came under fire for its use of live dogs to train emergency medicine residents.

The health system recently released a press release noting it is abandoning the specialized emergency medicine training session after Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, an advocacy group, posted three billboards highlighting the hospital’s use of dogs, according to an article from

“Our medical education leaders have reviewed alternate practices, and we have determined that moving forward we will use both simulators and cadavers for this specialized training,” the press release noted.

“Training our physicians and staff to provide the highest quality care for our patients is our priority and responsibility. We will continue to ensure that our emergency residents are able to safely and proficiently perform life-saving procedures.”

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