Survivor: LAs Vegas
The UNLV Department of Emergency Medicine conducts an annual wilderness medical curriculum for medical students, called 'Survivor: Las Vegas.' This intense 2-week course is offered each spring, covering a broad spectrum of wilderness medicine topics, including hands-on practical wilderness outdoor workshops, backcountry outdoor experiences, wilderness improvisation, rescue training, wilderness medicine scenarios, as well as interesting lectures and presentations. The goal is to facilitate the learning of practical and theoretical wilderness knowledge as well as teach leadership skills to perform optimally in extreme and resource-limited settings. There is ample hands-on training and backcountry experience in the diverse environments in and around Las Vegas. EM residents actively participate in this exciting opportunity, and also serve as instructors. Applications are only accepted through VSAS. Drs. Mitzi Dillon and Matt Horbal serve as directors. Questions may be addressed to email@example.com.
National Parks Service
The affiliation of our faculty as Medical Advisors for multiple sites in the National Park Service (NPS) affords our EM residents with the opportunity to participate as coordinators and instructors for EMS personnel during their annual refresher training courses, as well as conduct research on medical care in austere environments. University Medical Center of Southern Nevada also serves as the base hospital for telemetry medical direction of the NPS personnel.
Our physicians serve as medical directors for Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave National Preserve and Lake Mead National Recreation Area.