Quality of Life
We know quality of life is a huge factor in making your decision of where to do your rotations and/or your residency. We hope you will see from the list below why Largo Medical will be able to offer you a quality experience both professionally and personally. Everything you want for an incredible residency lifestyle is right here!
FACT: Pinellas County was rated the number one large metropolitan county in Florida to live based on traffic congestion, availability of healthcare, crime rates, and housing costs in Florida Trend.
Home to 35 miles of white-sand beaches eight major barrier islands and located on a beautiful peninsula on Florida's West coast, this area is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico and to the east by Tampa Bay. Clearwater Beach and Fort DeSota Beach, two of the most popular beaches, are places where you can enjoy a picnic on the beach, enjoy a game of beach volleyball, watch a beautiful sunset all year round, and/or mingle at local beach restaurants. The beaches in this area are top ranked for their beauty!
You can experience many activities, especially water sports, in this area!
- Boating and Parasailing
- Jet Skies and Waverunners
- Underwater adventures....
The opportunities are endless! In addition to the water sports, hiking and golfing are fun activities to participate in year round! There is also ample opportunity to walk, run, or ride your bike through the beautiful botanical gardens, parks, and trails.
Culture, Museums and Shopping
The area, built upon Native American and Spanish influences, has a unique cultural heritage comprised of 26 unique communities. The area also host many exciting concerts and events year-round to celebrate all the different cultures and unique communities. There are world-renowned museums, stunning theaters, beautiful performance venues, and small local galleries to satisfy all tastes. There is also enough shopping from the huge outlets to the mega shopping malls to the small boutique shops to the beach tourist shops to please any shopper.
If you love sports, this is the place to be! The area is also home to major professional sporting teams such as NFL Football, Major League Baseball, and NHL Hockey. The Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, and the Tampa Bay Lightning all call this area home. Not to mention, Professional NBA Basketball is located in Orlando! What more could you want!
Attractions and Family Attractions
Many of Floridas best theme park attractions are within close proximity to the hospital including Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Universal Studios, Disney World, Sea World and Adventure Island!! You can enjoy many family attractions such as the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Zoo, and the Big Cat Rescue! Not to mention but Largo Medical is just a short distance from these exciting cities .
- 30 minutes from Tampa
- 90 minutes from Orlando
- 60 minutes from Sarasota
- 4 hours from Miami
You will find that choosing graduate medical education at Largo Medical Center allows for a rewarding academic experience and an exciting quality of life! We hope you will come and experience it for yourself!
Some Area Links:
Pinellas County Guide: http://www.pinellascounty.org/resident/history_culture.htm
Beach Guide: http://www.gulfbeachguide.com/doc/fort-desoto
Top Rated Beaches: http://americasno1beach.com/
Tampa Attractions Guide: http://www.visittampabay.com
Water Sports: http://www.floridasbeach.com/cms/index.php?id=49; http://www.johnspassplaza.com/
Outlet Shopping: http://www.primeoutlets.com/cntrdefault.asp?cntrid=1019
Tampa Bay Performing Arts: http://www.tbpac.org/
Lowry Park Zoo: http://www.lowryparkzoo.com/
Florida Aquarium: http://www.flaquarium.org/
Botanical Gardens: http://www.flbg.org/default.htm
Sporting Facilities: http://tampa.about.com/od/sportsrecreation/tp/Top-10-Sports-Facilities.htm