The University of Miami is a private, nondenominational, coeducational institution with over 1400 full-time faculty and 14,000 students. The University has three campuses, including the Coral Gables campus, marine school and medical school. The medical center is one of the largest in the United States and is linked by rapid transit to the Coral Gables campus. Approximately 30 graduate students and 35 postdoctoral fellows and research associates are currently working in laboratories of the faculty of the Pharmacology Program. Miami is a rapidly growing, multilingual, cosmopolitan community that serves as a gateway to the Caribbean and South America. Miami offers a wide variety of films, concerts, opera, ballet and theatrical performances, in addition to having several fine museums. Because of the city's subtropical location, the winters are clear and mild. There are numerous parks, ocean beaches, tropical gardens and wildlife sanctuaries. The Everglades, the Florida Keys and coral reefs are readily accessible for outdoor activities. Because of the mild winters, many scientific symposia and meetings are held in the area.