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About Fort Wayne

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Fort Wayne has been an All-America City Award recipient from the National Civic League in 1982,1998 and 2009. With a population of approximately 250,000, it is the second largest metropolitan area in the state. The Botanical Garden, award-winning Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Art Museum, Philharmonic, Performing Arts Center, and historical attractions provide its residents with cultural activities. Fort Wayne has professional hockey and baseball teams. Eighty-seven parks and playgrounds, covering over 2,000 acres of public park land, and nearby state parks offer recreational activities for outdoor enthusiasts.

The Fort Wayne Medical Education Program offers family practice and orthopedic residencies in collaboration with the three community hospitals (Parkview, St. Joseph's, and Lutheran) and the Veterans Administration Medical Center. A variety of junior clerkships and senior electives, as well as continuing medical education events for both students and practicing physicians are offered. Physicians, residents, and hospital personnel are easily accessible to medical students and enthusiastically provide informal clinical training and advice on career planning.