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Living in the Greater Hartford Area

The Hartford area offers residents the best of New England and the East. Hartford, the capital of Connecticut, is rich in work and educational opportunities, housing, shopping, historical points of interest, and cultural and recreation activities. The city is centrally located in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley, midway between Boston and New York (less than a two-hour drive to either city). Hartford is also ideally situated for travel to attractions such as Cape Cod, the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire, and the coast of Maine. Hartford is no more than six hours from any point between Washington, D.C., and Montreal.

The Hartford area, which includes the city and 32 suburbs, has nearly one million residents. Consequently, the city has cultural and other activities usually found only in more extensive metropolitan areas. The Hartford Courant is the oldest daily newspaper in continuous publication in the United States. The area has three daily and twelve weekly papers, four local television stations, and a variety of AM and FM radio stations. Advertisements for homes and apartments may be found at the Hartford Courant web site.

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Hartford is the home of the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the oldest public art museum in the country. The esteemed 80-member Hartford Symphony, the Hartford Ballet Company, the Hartford Stage Company (which was awarded a 1989 Tony Award for the best regional theater in the United States), and Bushnell Memorial Hall (a 3,000-seat auditorium that presents Broadway shows, visiting performances, lectures, and other entertainment) offers programs throughout the year. The XFinity Theatre, which is one of the largest indoor/outdoor music theaters in the country, will bring a diverse and eclectic variety of musical performances to Hartford. With the addition of the XFinity Theatre, Hartford will host most of the popular music acts touring the country.

Sports fans are well entertained in Hartford. The city's XL Center, a multipurpose indoor entertainment and convention facility, includes a 15,000-seat coliseum as well as an enclosed mall featuring restaurants and dozens of shops and boutiques. The Civic Center is home for the Hartford Wolfpack Hockey Team. The XL Center is also a site for the University of Connecticut's 2015 NCAA champion-winning UConn Huskies men's basketball team. In addition, the University of Connecticut Women's Basketball Team won the 2015 national title with another undefeated season. Hartford provides sports enthusiasts with the opportunity to enjoy many different activities.

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The transportation systems in the Hartford area are convenient and makes most places in the city little more than an exit ramp away. Opportunities for professional development abound in the region and the state. Connecticut benefits from a sophisticated population that provides a significant degree of support for the provision of psychiatric services. Practice opportunities continue to be available throughout the state. In addition to a variety of advanced research and clinical training opportunities available through the University of Connecticut, the nearby Western New England Psychoanalytic Institute provides opportunities for advanced training in psychoanalysis.

The fellowship program is designed so that fellows who wish to remain in Connecticut following training have opportunities to make contacts with psychiatrists in a variety of settings within the state.

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