Perhaps the most known appeal of Las Vegas is “the Strip.” Some attractions to consider: Cirque du Soleil, seeing a favorite comedian or magician, catching a residency of musicians such as Celine Dion, the Backstreet Boys, or Gwen Stefani, seeing major concerts, or attending broadway shows, classical, or jazz performances at the nearby Smith Center. The Las Vegas Strip has something to offer everyone, even the sports enthusiast (GO KNIGHTS).

A major hidden gem of Las Vegas is the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. With over 294 days of sun per year, there is no shortage of opportunities to head for the hills for any outdoor activity of your choosing. The annual average temperature is 79 degrees, but it is not unusual for the mercury to hit the 110-degree mark during the summer and dip into the 30s in the winter. Residents are able to enjoy hiking, biking, rock climbing, or a scenic drive at places such as the Red Rock National Park or the Valley of Fire, skiing/snowboarding activities at the Lee Canyon Ski Resort on Mount Charleston, or hike to and soak in hot springs on the Colorado River as they explore slot canyons near Hoover Dam and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Residents also enjoy a robust interdepartmental camaraderie as we get together during recreational activities such as bowling events, basketball, and volleyball games, or just enjoying a Halloween party and get-togethers.

Focus on Well-Being

Our program prioritizes resident wellness. In order to ensure consistency with respect to wellness initiatives, we emphasize wellness with:

  • Dedicated wellness curriculum during our didactics. This consists of both speakers and activities.
  • A peer-elected wellness committee that organizes social events. Additionally, the wellness representatives attend our graduate medical education team's monthly wellness meetings.
  • Coordination with the director of the school’s well-being program for yoga, meditation, and relaxation strategies.
  • A peer support group program leadership initiated last academic year, composed of peer-nominated residents from each class along with faculty. All members of the peer support group were required to undergo formal training.

Wellness activities over the past few years include:

  • Annual retreats for each class
  • Annual pumpkin carving contest
  • Holiday potluck
  • Program hike
  • Pie eating contest
  • Topgolf
  • Bowling