October 04, 2017
SLU AT Student Advances Clinical Skills with Preceptor/Alum at DeSmet Jesuit and Mercy Sports Medicine
SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - DeSmet Jesuit High School
By: Alex Hubbs (SLU MAT Class of 2018)
Gaining clinical experience with De Smet Jesuit High School under Mercy Sports Medicine preceptor Dan Herrin MAT, ATC has been a terrific start to the final year in the MAT program. Focusing mostly on soccer and football, I have been able to continue to develop my skills in evaluating orthopedic injury, as well as rehabilitating the injured athlete. De Smet provides ample opportunity to work with a variety of athletes, and their community focus has been a welcoming experience.
The ability to focus on mostly soccer and football have also helped to further advance my skills in emergency management. Dan has been a valuable asset in these situations, allowing me to learn both through observation and with hands-on experience. Dan’s professionalism and candor with his athletes is a trait I highly respect, and hope to carry in to my own practice. His guidance throughout the clinical experience has been advantageous towards developing the skills necessary to become an exceptional health care provider.
Operating under a Mercy Sports Medicine preceptor again has allowed me to understand how the everyday operations within the sports medicine team help to provide the best care possible for all athletes. I am thankful for the opportunity to grow clinically not only with Mercy, but also with De Smet High School.
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.