Amanda Clorfeine

Where I am from: I’m originally from Frisco, TX (a suburb of Dallas). I went to college at the University of Texas at Austin and medical school at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Where am I going: Currently, I am interested in neurodevelopment and neonatal neurology but am excited to see where residency takes me! I hope to pursue a career in academic child neurology with special interests in medical education and advocacy.

Why am I here: I couples matched here with my boyfriend, who is currently an internal medicine resident. We were so excited to match at WashU for the academic opportunities both programs offered us! Specifically for me, I loved that WashU has exceptional clinical opportunities in all aspects of the residency program, pediatrics, child neurology and adult neurology, as well as great mentorship and the ability to pursue my other interests in advocacy and medical education. I also loved to see on the virtual interview the camaraderie among the residents and the welcoming faculty. St. Louis is a lovely city with great food, beautiful parks and a lot of things to do. My favorite so far has been seeing musicals at the MUNY and walking around Forest Park. I also love that the hospital is embedded in a fun area, Central West End. I live within walking distance of the hospital, right by great restaurants and many of my co-residents.