SLU AT Student Engaged in Patient Care at St. John Vianney High School
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3M ago
By: Jacob Kidwell (MAT Class of 2025)     My name is Jacob Kidwell and my clinical site for the fall semester is St. John Vianney High School. At Vianney, I have been working alongside Tim Trupiano in my first rotation of clinicals. One of my favorite things about being at Vianney is the learning environment. Tim has challenged me to think differently and is allowing me to use the skills I am learning in the classroom to further myself in a professional environment. One of my other favorite things is the faculty/staff that I am around. They are thrilled to have an extr ..read more
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SLU AT Student Share Collaborative Clinical Experience at Washington University St. Louis
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3M ago
By: I-Chen (Hugo) Lee (MAT Class of 2024), Nia Collion (MAT Class of 2024), and Madison Wriborg (MAT Class of 2025) This marks my second clinical experience in college, and my time at WASHU (Washington University in St. Louis) has been an entirely unique and enriching journey. WASHU students stand out for their exceptional intelligence, and this becomes apparent in their interactions with faculty members. In comparison to high school students, WASHU students often have a clear understanding of the assistance they require when seeking support. Even when they are uncertain, they exhib ..read more
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SLU AT Student Gains Clinical Experience with Bears Soccer Programs
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3M ago
By: Krystal Kohenskey (MAT Class of 2025)     My clinical site for the fall is WashU. At WashU, I am gaining clinical experience with both the men’s and women’s soccer teams. I have had an amazing experience with these teams and really enjoy working with these teams and my preceptors, Sam and Chris. My preceptors have allowed me freedom to grow into my role and who I want to be as an athletic trainer. Working under two preceptors has taught me a lot. Each one has a different way of approaching things and using different methods. Being able to see those different perspe ..read more
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SLU Athletic Training Student Experiences Life as a High School Athletic Trainer
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4M ago
By: Jeremy Gries (MAT Class of 2025)     My clinical assignment at De Smet Jesuit High School has been a positive learning experience. At De Smet, I am able to practice many of the skills that I am learning in the classroom, such as wound care, modalities, taping, and manual therapy. I also assist my preceptor, Alex Brody ATC, with injury evaluations and rehabilitation. I've enjoyed building strong bonds with the athletes I work with daily. These connections are what make athletic training so special for me. My time at De Smet has positively impacted my growth as a pro ..read more
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SLU Athletic Training Student Gain Clinical Experience with Two Program Alumni
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4M ago
By: Tori Connelly (MAT Class of 2025)     This Fall I have finally started the long awaited clinical journey at Pattonville High School. In the few months I have been here I have learned so much from my Preceptors Alex Hubbs MAT, ATC and Emily Haley MAT, ATC, both who are SLU AT Program alums.      Pattonville High School has many Fall sports going on making it a very busy after school AT room. Both Alex and Emily have quickly pushed me out of my comfort zone to help with evals, and taping. Despite it being busy they always go into great detail abo ..read more
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SLU Athletic Training Students Return to Their High School for Clinical Experience
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4M ago
By: Olivia Hiscox & Kris Koenig ( MAT Class of 2025)     Kris Koenig and Olivia Hiscox, PY1s, have been placed at Kirkwood High School this fall with Kelsey Cunningham, an ATC with Athletico. Our experiences at Kirkwood High School have been engaging, insightful, and entertaining. Having Clinicals at a high school has allowed us to understand the dynamics between trainers and high school athletes and recognize the chaotic nature of fall sports and scheduling. Kelsey has been very welcoming and allowed us to ease into the swing of things. As we developed more confid ..read more
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SLU AT Student gains amazing immersive clinical experience with the Gateway Grizzlies
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5M ago
By Yu-Heng Hu (MAT Class of 2024) My summer experience with the Gateway Grizzlies has been an extraordinary and unparalleled opportunity, undoubtedly the coolest I have ever had. Working alongside my experienced and dedicated preceptor, Geof Manzo, who boasts an impressive fifteen-year tenure with the Grizzlies, has been nothing short of inspiring. Each day, from 2 o'clock in the afternoon until 6:45pm, I found myself immersed in a world of learning and skill development. Manzo's guidance and support not only allowed me numerous opportunities to practice and refine my scraping, cup ..read more
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SLU AT Student has amazing immersive clinical experience with SLU
Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program
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5M ago
By I-Chen Lee (MAT Class of 2024) Learning alongside our preceptor, Johnathan Burch, at the Saint Louis University men's basketball team has been an invaluable and collaborative experience for us as AT students. The collegiate setting has been appealing and eye-opening to the unique challenges and opportunities that come with caring for elite athletes. The dynamic nature of the team environment has been both thrilling and demanding, pushing us to grow both personally and professionally. We have appreciated the mental challenges we face on a day-to-day basis, always having to utilize ..read more
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SLU AT Student gains immersive clinical experience with Bluetail Medical Group
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5M ago
By Julia Martinez (MAT Class of 2024) My experience at Bluetail has been remarkable. I’ve been watching Dr. Bayes and his PA, Paige Rakers, treat patients and perform medical diagnosis and various innovative medical procedures. This includes performing tests, reviewing X-ray and MRI images, using an ultrasound, and performing treatments, such as injections. I am rooming patients that involves getting their vitals, asking history questions, and performing any tests I need to test for the injury. I have also learned how to operate an ultrasound and assist in any treatments.  ..read more
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SLU AT Student experiences diverse clinical opportunities at multiple clinical sites
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6M ago
By Brandon Pavon (MAT Class of 2024) This summer I started my summer clinical rotation learning with Dan Herrin at Mercy Center for Performance Medicine as well as Marquette High school learning with Jessi Austin. Following the first couple of weeks I transitioned over to having experience with Elena Melillo and the SLU women's basketball team instead of Marquette High school. I am spending time alongside another athletic training student from Missouri State university while being at Mercy Center for Performance Medicine and alone with Elena at SLU.  While spending t ..read more
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