Survivor 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Earlier this week, University Medical Center Students participated in the third annual Survivor course that is put on by Officers and Volunteers of the Mountain Rescue Unit. The course, dubbed Survivor 2011, gives medical students who have an interest in the outdoors or injuries that occur in the outdoors the opportunity to see what it's like to be involved in rescue missions first-hand. During this 3-day class, Students learn how to rappel, build anchor systems, and work with one another on various rescue scenarios.

Here's a shot of a UMC student rappelling at Red Rock:

The group reviewing technical systems:

Building and managing technical systems:

The students also got the opportunity to witness how our rescue pilots and Mountain Rescue personnel work closely to accomplish missions:

As with previous years, this year's class was a huge success!  We want to thank all of the class participants for an outstanding time and look forward to 2012.

A complete set of photos can be found here.