March 09, 2018

SLU AT Student Finds a Valuable Mentor in Preceptor at De Smet Jesuit HS/Mercy Sports Medicine

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - DeSmet Jesuit High School
By: Alex Hubbs (MAT Class of 2018)

Gaining clinical experience with Dan Herrin, ATC, MAT, LAT, at De Smet Jesuit High School under Mercy Sports Medicine has been pivotal in my final stages of transition to practice. A slower winter season has allowed me to focus on in-depth rehabilitation for multiple athletes, and continuing to improve evaluation skills. Multiple MSHSAA and club sports have provided a wide variety of athletes, as well as an array of orthopedic injury.

An alum of the SLU AT Program, Dan has been a valuable mentor in my final semester as a MAT student. His professionalism and compassion towards all athletes and the staff are admirable traits I hope to carry into my own practice soon. Dan’s guidance has been advantageous in my transition to practice, and he has helped improve the skills necessary to become an exceptional healthcare provider. De Smet’s community approach to academics and athletics has been a welcoming experience, and a tremendous environment to learn and grow in.
Experiencing healthcare under Mercy Sports Medicine has allowed me to observe a tremendous team-based approach to sports medicine, and has demonstrated a great model for providing excellent care towards all athletes we treat. I am thankful for the opportunity to learn and grow clinically at De Smet Jesuit, and with Mercy.

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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