Where I am from: Originally from Sudan and raised in Dubai, I returned to Sudan for medical school, where I enrolled at the University of Khartoum.
Where am I going: My passion lies in neurology, particularly neonatal neurology, and I am dedicated to addressing complex medical challenges and delivering healthcare to underserved communities. My ultimate goal is to contribute positively to healthcare and pediatric neurology in Sudan.
Why am I here: I selected WashU because it perfectly aligns with my educational and career objectives. I was drawn to the close-knit community of residents and the strong support system the faculty offers. St. Louis, with its rich cultural diversity and picturesque parks, was another bonus!
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.
Where I am from: My family is originally from Korea, and my parents moved to East Texas, where my sisters and I spent most of our lives. By chance, an advisor introduced me to a program at WashU, and what was once a road trip stop for the Gateway Arch became my home for the last 9 years (WashU lifer)!
Where I am going: I am interested in many aspects of pediatric neurology and have difficulty choosing! Part of the reason may be there are many mentors here who love to teach their field. I am most interested in neurocritical care at this time, though I plan on exploring as much as possible during the next several years.
Why I am here: My journey to pediatric neurology has been a roundabout one. While I my undergraduate major was in neuroscience, I entered medical school never imagining I would specialize in neurology, but instead, had an interest in primary care. Pediatrics was a fairly simple choice, as I found a lot of joy in seeing patients (and their families) over the course of days to months to years. I initially applied into the pediatrics residency program at St. Louis Children's but found myself waking up and thinking about the stories of patients I met on the neurology floor or in the ICU. In this field and at WashU, I found the opportunity to provide complex, longitudinal care for patients and learn from mentors here who have been so kind in nurturing my idealism and interest in medicine.
Where I am from: I’m originally from Atlanta but have lived up and down the East Coast, from Vermont to Boston to Rome, Georgia.
Where am I going: Somewhere in pediatric neurology! I’m excited to see where the field will take me.
Why am I here: I love exploring new cities and places. I’ve also been thoroughly impressed by the culture at WashU, which seems to be an ideal combination of support and challenges.
Where I am from: I am originally from Lexington, South Carolina. I attended Davidson College in NC for undergrad, followed by medical school at Duke.
Where am I going: I am interested in either general pediatric neurology.
Why am I here: Since being here in St. Louis, I have loved getting to know the wonderful members of the WashU peds neurology department. I also enjoy all of the green space in St. Louis. It feels like the perfect balance of big city and outdoorsy space. There’s also so many cultural experiences available — from the art and history museum, to musicals at the MUNY and Shakespeare in the Park during summers at Forest Park.