When I was a medical student at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in 2010, a controversial part of the curriculum involved injecting drugs into live pigs in the hopes of learning something about human physiology. At the time, I joined the rest of my peers in taking part in the animal lab but was deeply affected by the experience. There was no reason to kill animals in the name of medical education then, and there is still no reason today. My alma mater came to /the same conclusion. In 2014, after a thorough analysis, OHSU pulled the pig lab from the curriculum.