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Life in Miami

Panoramic view of Miami-Biscayne Bay


Miami is a rich tapestry of sights, sounds, and cultures, with a unique heritage and history.  As a gateway to the Americas, Miami is home to diverse populations from all over the world, especially from the Caribbean, and Central and South America, each showcasing their own culture through art, music, and cuisine.  The Magic City offers year-round tropical weather, and an endless selection of things to do. 


With more than 13 miles of coastline, Miami is a great place to enjoy pristine beaches with warm water all year long and easy access to water sports like surfing, jet-skiing and boating. Miami also sits between two national parks.  With Biscayne National park to the east, and Everglades National Park to the west residents who love the outdoors can take in beautiful views with opportunities for hiking, fishing, cycling, and airboating.


In addition to the vibrant night-life that Miami is known for, the area has a burgeoning and bustling art scene. There is something for every taste from the colorful murals in Wynwood and the well-curated Perez Art Museum, to the developing Leah Art District in Hialeah and the world-renowned annual Art Basel Festival. 


Sports lovers can become fans of Miami’s three major sports teams—the Miami Dolphins, Miami Marlins, and Miami Heat.  The Florida Panthers also play just up the road in southern Broward County. 


Miami is also home to many family friendly activities for all ages including Zoo Miami, Jungle Island, the Fairchild Botanical Gardens, the Frost Museum of Science, and countless public parks.  Miami residents also enjoy in-state discounts at Florida theme parks including Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. 


Though helpful, fluency in Spanish is not a requirement to live in Miami or to work at Citrus Health Network.   For those interested in learning a new language and culture, there are plenty of opportunities to do so throughout their residency and fellowship thanks to the influence from Hispanic culture that can be seen all over the city.  Regardless, all residents and fellows eventually become fluent in the language of Cuban coffee (cafecito) and pastries (pastelitos).   


There is something for everyone in Miami, a vibrant metro area that offers a diverse, dynamic and challenging environment to train toward a successful career in psychiatry.

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