June 10, 2017

SLU AT Student Builds Clinical Skills with Dr. Tyler Wadsworth and SLU Alum at Saint Louis Medical Clinic

SLU AT Summer Field Experience Spotlight - Saint Louis Medical Clinic
By: Maddie Bresnahan (SLU MAT Class of 2018)

This summer I have the opportunity to work with a SLU Athletic Training alumna, Heather Koch, MAT, LAT, ATC and SLU AT Program Medical Director Tyler Wadsworth MD. I get to spend my summer mornings in the Saint Louis Medical Clinic where I see all kind of orthopedic conditions as well as learn more about general medical conditions.

I’ve grown very comfortable taking vitals and obtaining medical histories. I am also learning so much as I watch Dr. Wadsworth use evaluation and treatment techniques that we have not yet learn in class. 
I get the opportunity to look at and discuss patient’s diagnostic imaging, assist Dr. Wadsworth in giving different types of joint injections, observe the doctor when performing acupuncture, and learn how a doctor’s office operates. 
I am enjoying my summer clinical experience very much. And I am excited for what the rest of the summer brings.

Students in the Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program have an immersive internship in the summer between their two professional years in the program. This blog post details a student's reflection on their internship experience.

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