Lake Nona Medical City
Nemours Children’s Hospital (NCH) — and its pediatric residency — was built in an area of the city of Orlando known as Lake Nona Medical City. Medical City is a dedicated 650-acre health and life sciences park designed to advance health care by clustering health care and bioscience facilities to accelerate innovation. It is home to NCH, the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, with more to come. Learn more at LakeNona.com.
We recognize the growing challenges that physicians face in their training. We promote wellness through supports and activities specifically designed to address healthy lifestyle, resiliency, workload/work compression and mentorship. Components include:
- The NEST (Nemours Educational Suite) provides residents with a space all their own for chatting and relaxing; includes a wellness room and lactation room.
- First-year resident retreat to Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo.
- Narrative medicine groups that offer residents a facilitated reflective reading and writing experience that explores the humanity of medicine and promotes resiliency.
- Presentations and small group sessions attended by residents and faculty on physician burn-out and resilience.
- Free lunch, coffee and snacks.
- Free access to the on-site gym and fitness classes.
- On-site car wash available.
Orlando Is a Playground for Couples, Families and Students
Orlando is the most-visited city in the nation. It’s the home of Walt Disney World®, Universal Orlando Resort®, SeaWorld Orlando®, and Legoland®. Orlando is much more than a tourist destination for theme parks. It is exploding with art and culture. The Dr. Phillips Center hosts ballet, opera, comedy, musicals, jazz and theater. There is dining ranging from James Beard Award-winning chefs preparing meals for a sophisticated palate to the food truck scene with adventurous culinary delights. Orlando is home to the Orlando Magic, Orlando City Soccer Club, and hosts many national and international sporting competitions. The Orlando Museum of Art tops the list of museums in the area, but there are photography, folk art and sculpture exhibitions throughout the region.
These are just a few of the reasons that Forbes and U.S. News & World Report have ranked it among the top cities to live.
The Orlando metro area has upwards of 2 million residents. Orlando residents are also a who’s who of cultural diversity, as it is home to residents from countries across the world. Among the varied communities, you’ll find everything from devoutly religious to casually spiritual. Also, Orlando is one of the fastest growing Spanish-speaking cities in America. There’s also celebration and support of the LGBTQ community, with plenty of events, like Gay Days at Disney World.
The average overall cost of living in Orlando and Central Florida falls slightly below the national average. There is no state income tax in Florida. For more data about living in Orlando, such as current details on housing costs and school rankings, go to Sperling’s BestPlaces .
Within a Half Day’s Drive
Orlando, Florida day trips and one-tank trips described on Florida Backroads Travel can all be reached within 100 miles. View them all on Florida Backroads Travel . Other major hot spots can be reached within a half day of travel.