SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
By: Allison Stefan (MAT Class of 2020)
My summer field experience at Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital Chicago was amazing! During the week I had the opportunity to cover four pediatric orthopedic clinics with four different preceptors at various locations throughout the Chicagoland area. I also had “Flex Fridays” which consist of shadowing different departments that work close with the Pediatric Orthopedic team, such as the Orthotics and Physical Therapy Departments.
In addition to these clinics, I had the opportunity to observe the OR, teach female athletes Lurie’s Knee Injury Prevention Program at summer camps, and attend the Orthopedic and Sport Medicine team’s monthly meeting. I couldn’t be more thrilled about my summer field experience, the doctors and my preceptors are outstanding. They made me feel apart of the team by explaining each condition to me, letting me view images, and just overall including me into their clinics. I can tell that I will walk away with a toolbox full of skills that I did not have before.
Students in the Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program have an immersive field experience in the summer between their two professional years in the program. This blog post details a student's reflection on their experience.