April 11, 2017

SLU AT Students Value Preceptor's Approach to Clinical Teaching at John Burroughs School

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - John Burroughs School
By: Katie Love (MAT Class of 2017) and Patrick O'Neill (MAT Class of 2018)

This semester we have had the pleasure to do our clinical rotation at John Burroughs School in Ladue, MO. John Burroughs School is a unique clinical site in that we work with athletes from 7th-12th grade. JBS requires students to participate in an after school sport every season, so we not only see a high volume of athletes every day, but also a large variety of athletes. We have had the opportunity to work with men’s and woman’s basketball, ice hockey, girls swimming and diving, wrestling, and dance. This spring, we will work with boy’s golf, boy’s tennis, baseball, water polo, girls’ soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s track.
Working alongside Dean Tiffany, ATC has been a great experience. As a preceptor, Dean is extremely knowledgeable in all domains of athletic training. He values our opinions as athletic training students and makes feel like an essential part of the sports medicine team here. Dean allows us to have a lot of hands on experience by having us perform musculoskeletal assessments, therapeutic modalities, prevention taping, and design rehab protocols. This setting really helps us grow as athletic training students and we are glad to have such an amazing preceptor and clinical site!

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.

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