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As a large and culturally diverse metropolitan city, Atlanta is a highly desirable location for psychologists. In addition to the Emory University Medical School, Atlanta is the location of one other medical school and seven colleges or universities, including three graduate training programs in clinical psychology. The State of Georgia itself has four medical schools.

With a population of approximately four million, the metropolitan Atlanta area has numerous opportunities for in town entertainment: theater, symphony, ballet, professional baseball, ACC and professional basketball, and college and professional football. There also is easy access to outdoor recreation; Lake Lanier (45 minutes North), Lake Allatoona (60 minutes North), and the North Georgia mountains, which include the southern end of the Appalachian Trail (80 minutes North). Coastal beaches (Atlantic Coast) are within 5 to 6 hours driving time. There are excellent restaurants that represent the range of ethnic cuisine.

Finally, the four seasons are well represented. Winter temperatures are mild, with an occasional dip below freezing during January or February. Summers are generally hot (80-90's) and a mixture of sunny and cloudy days.