The greater Orlando area is a year-round playground for outdoor activities with 2,000 lakes, springs and rivers, nearby beautiful beaches, golf courses and the nation’s most popular tourist destinations – Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando and a host of other attractions.

Orlando’s Central Florida location gives you easy access to many locations. Nature-enthusiasts can enjoy nearby miles of white-sand beaches, lagoons, barrier islands and nature preserves. And don’t forget the Kennedy Space Center!

A sports fan? The Orlando area is home to the NBA’s Orlando Magic, the Florida Citrus Bowl, the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s “Greatest American Race” featuring the best stock car drivers in the world.

The UCF College of Medicine is located in the “medical city” of Lake Nona in southeast Orlando, just five minutes from Orlando International Airport. Medical city is an emerging global health-care destination of educational, clinical and research entities that by 2017 is expected to create 30,000 jobs, $2.8 billion in annual wages and $7.6 billion in annual economic activity.

The medical school is located 25 miles from the main campus of the University of Central Florida, the nation’s second-largest university with more than 56,000 students.

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