Las Vegas Golden Knights
Residents have the opportunity to sit rink side and provide medical support to the NHL Las Vegas Golden Knights. Residents ride in with one of the local EMS ambulances and learn the procedures for caring for professional athletes as well as participants in a large stadium. Residents then sit rink side with their EMS crew. Additionally, several of the UNLV Emergency Medicine Attending Physicians provide medical support to the Golden Knights in the locker room when injuries occur.
Electric Daisy Carnival
The Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is a multi-day electronic dance music festival which has been held annually at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway since 2011 - over 450,000 people attended this over-the-top event over 3 days this past year. Our EM residents and faculty are afforded the unique experience of evaluating and treating event participants on-scene with a well-organized medical team.
Las Vegas Rock N Roll Marathon
Our physicians have provided medical support for the Las Vegas Marathon for the past several years, under the direction of Christian Young, M.D. EM faculty and residents have the opportunity to serve as medical team volunteers in the on-site medical tents, where they provide immediate care to runners and determine whether transport to an emergency department will be necessary. This is one of the largest marathons in the country and provides experience with the out-of-hospital management of a unique patient population.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a 1,200-acre complex located about 15 miles northeast of the Las Vegas Strip, and includes a superspeedway, a drag strip, and a dirt track. With a seating capacity of 142,000, the speedway plays host to a variety of events, including NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) and NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) racing. Our faculty serve as Medical Directors of the speedway, which affords our faculty and residents the opportunity to provide on-site medical care at a variety of exciting events.
Sports medicine opportunities are available for those residents who are interested. We team up with the team physicians for UNLV athletics. Residents will arrive at the stadium 30 minutes to an hour prior to the start of the game and assist the team physicians and athletic trainers in the locker room prior to the start of the game. Residents are then on the sidelines with the players, athletic trainers, coaches, and team physicians to provide sports medicine and emergent medical care to injured athletes to include concussion evaluation, dislocations, and fractures.
All residents will complete an EMS rotation as part of their curriculum which includes ride alongs with local EMS groups and Las Vegas Fire Department. For residents interested in flight EMS there are opportunities available to fly with the crew which typically consists of a flight nurse and paramedic.