A New EMRA Event at ACEP16!


The first-ever EMRA MedWAR, hosted by the EMRA Wilderness Division in collaboration with the ACEP Wilderness Medicine Section, was a wildly successful, highly entertaining challenge! With 30 competitors and nearly 40 volunteers, the event kicked off with the sunrise in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area on Oct. 19.


Check out more details, plus all the MedWAR photo galleries!


Congratulations to our inaugural MedWAR winners!

  • First Place: Medical College of Georgia/Team Mzungus - 01:55 (1hr 55min)
  • Second Place: Stanford-Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency/Know When to Fold 'Em - 03:11
  • Third Place: UCSF-SFGH/Trauma November - 03:03
    UCSF-SFGH graciously ceded their second-place finish to Stanford-Kaiser in recognition of that team's assistance on the trail.
  • Drama King (best medical actor, male): Justin Hensley, MD, FACEP
  • Drama Queen (best medical actor, female): Kathryn A. Lucas, MSII, Touro University of Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Best Team Name: University of Mississippi - Don't Suck Out the Poison

In addition to the top 3 finishing teams, the EMRA Wilderness Division congratulates all the racers whose participation made the day so successful:

  • Madigan Army Medical Center/Rambo Medicine - 03:44
  • Thomas Jefferson University/LexVegas Reunion Tour - 03:53
  • Yale-New Have Hospital/Poison IV - 04:00
  • Texas A&M Corpus Christi/Corpus Crabs - 04:15
  • Saint Louis University/The Bair Huggers - 05:12
  • University of Mississippi/Don't Suck Out the Poison - 05:37
  • University of Chicago/The Throckmortons - 06:00

The EMRA Wilderness Division would like to thank the ACEP Wilderness Medicine Section; Immediate Past Chair Michael Caudell, MD, FACEP; Wilderness Medical Society founder Paul Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP; University of Nevada Reno assistant professor Matt Horbal, MD, who provided advance scouting of the venue and key race day support; Bill Broach and Gaumard, who provided sim equipment used in the race and assisted throughout the day; and our volunteers, without whom the event would not have been possible.

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