this morning's story headlined MED. SCHOOL REEVALUATES LIVE ANIMAL
USE IN CLASSES there was an error in the following paragraph:
to Garson, the Life Saving Techniques Lab is an elective in the
Medical School, but students seeking to enter many areas of medicine,
especially surgical ones, were required to take the lab. Medical
students can take the course once a year as part of a surgery rotation.
is true that the class is an elective, as Dean Garson was referenced
as saying. But the reporter then went on to say the class was required
by some students.
The fact is, the class is an elective, and not required for any
medical students. Perhaps the reporter misunderstood the dean when
he told the reporter that the class is targeted to -- and especially
useful for -- students going into certain surgical specialties.
would be much appreciated if the story could be corrected on line
as soon as possible and that a correction be printed in Friday's
Many thanks for your attention to this.
Interim Assistant Vice President for University Relations,
University of Virginia