Simulation Course FAQ

If you have additional questions after reading the information provided, feel free to email us at unlvsimcourse@gmail.com.

Please give us 2 days to respond.

 

Where is the course held?

The course is held on the UNLV School of Dental Medicine campus, located at 1001 Shadow Lane. On the first day of the course, please go to the ‘B’ building entrance on Shadow Lane.

 

Where should I park?

Parking is free for course participants as long as you park in a “student” spot. If a permit is required, we will alert you when you show up on the first day.

 

Does the course provide housing?

No. You must find your own accommodations for the course. We recommend using a website such as hotels.com or travelocity.com to find a hotel nearby that fits your budget.

 

Does the course provide transportation?

No. You must find your own transportation to and from Las Vegas, as well as to and from the course.

 

What should I wear?

On Friday, we will be in the lecture rooms all day, so you may wear regular clothing.  (See last question about mini-interviews)

On Saturday, we will be in the simulation lab.  Socks, tights, or nylons and closed-toed shoes are required for all participants. We highly recommend you wear scrubs. If you are unable to wear scrubs, you may wear regular clothing (no shorts, no tank tops, no bare midriffs) and a surgical gown when you are in the simulation lab (surgical gown will be provided).

 

What is the schedule like?

Friday: 8:00am—5:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am—4:00pm

 

Do I need to bring any supplies?

No. Everything you need to participate in the simulation course will be provided for you.

 

Do I need to bring my own lunch?

No. The course provides you with breakfast and lunch both days. Please let us know if you have any food restrictions.  Feel free to bring your own snacks, just please respect our rules. (see next question)

 

Can I bring water and a snack into the simulation lab?

No. Our simulation lab is subject to federal laws banning all food and beverage in pre-clinical and clinical areas (even if they are in your bag). You may leave your food and beverage items on the shelves in the nearby study rooms. In the regular classrooms, food and beverages are allowed.

 

Can my spouse come along?

If your spouse or significant other has also traveled to Las Vegas, we ask that they do not attend the course with you. There are plenty of things in Vegas for them to do while you are participating. If you have an individual question about this topic, please email us.

 

Will I get to talk to the Dean of Admissions?

On the Friday of your course, we offer 10-minute mini-interviews on a first come, first served basis.  First priority goes to those who are applying during the current cycle who are not able to easily visit UNLV (those not living in Las Vegas). There is not time for all participants to get a mini-interview. These interviews are with any faculty or admissions staff that have volunteered to participate. We cannot guarantee that you will meet with any particular individual. You may bring your resume or any other pertinent information.  You may consider wearing business attire if you are planning on participating in the mini-interviews.