The medical director of the only Level 1 trauma unit in Central Florida received an orientation and tour Tuesday of the CDP’s Noble Training Facility, the only hospital facility in the United States dedicated solely to training healthcare professionals in disaster preparedness and response.

Dr. Joseph Ibrahim, medical director of the trauma unit at Orlando Regional Medical Center, treated many of the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016, which left 49 dead and another 53 wounded.  

Ibrahim is now part of a volunteer team of medical professionals, including some who responded to the Boston Bombing and the Route 91 Music Festival shooting in Las Vegas, who are helping the CDP develop a new course: ‘Medical Response to Large Scale Events.’

The three-day course will bring to 18 the CDP’s number of healthcare course offerings. 

If all goes as planned, the first pilot of the course will be complete by the summer of 2020.