SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Kirkwood High School
By: Stephanie Uhrich (SLU MAT Class of 2017)
Throughout my entire education at SLU, clinicals are by far my favorite part. Having the opportunity to apply what I learn in class makes all the long nights of studying and stressful exams worth it. Kirkwood High School has been a great place for me to practice and improve on my clinical skills. The faculty and students at Kirkwood are enjoyable to work with and they have made me feel very welcome. My preceptor, Denise Grider ATC, Head Athletic Trainer, has been a great mentor for me. She is always providing me with opportunities to learn and ask questions. Her dedication to athletic training and the teams at Kirkwood High School go above and beyond her duties as an athletic trainer. Denise has impacted my clinical experience in such a positive way, and she has provided a great learning environment for me.
I am so thankful for all the experiences I have had at Kirkwood. This experience has influenced my future plans in a positive way. I have realized that I really enjoy working with high school students, and I hope to find a job in that setting for next year. My time at Kirkwood High School has been very enjoyable, and it has made a huge impact in my education and life.
This is one of a series of posts by the Saint Louis University Athletic Training students featuring their clinical site and their preceptors. The number, quality and diversity of clinical instruction are major assets for the SLU AT Program.