Katherine Ferguson, MD
Where I am from: I have spent most of my life in Minneapolis, MN where I went to undergraduate and medical school at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Where I am going: I am currently interested in practicing general child neurology in an outpatient setting. This may change as I get more exposure in the next couple of years!
Why I am here: I was looking for a residency program that was on the larger side because I wanted to see many patients with diverse pathology. I wanted to see plenty of straightforward general child neurology patients as well as more rare, complicated patients in various subspecialties. I have definitely found that here. I also wanted to have a cohort of co-residents to travel through this experience with. On my interview day I was very impressed by the warm, welcoming feel of this program. Dr. Mar invited us to her home for the interview dinner and she and her husband cooked a delicious dinner. I was pleasantly surprised to meet a group of both adult and pediatric faculty, residents and their families. This culture has continued to hold true in my time here and my co-residents have become some of my closest friends.
I have found in St. Louis an accessible city with lots to keep me busy. My husband and I bought a house just south of the hospital. We spend our time exploring local breweries and restaurants, taking our two dogs to the dog park and running in our local parks.