October 21, 2020
SLU AT Student Has Great First Clinical Practicum Experience at Rockwood Summit HS
SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Rockwood Summit High School
By: Maddie Cavanaugh (SLU MAT Class of 2022)
I’ve had a great first clinical experience in the SLU AT Program. Although different this year, clinicals are still providing great learning experiences across the board. I have been able to learn from Tony Mosello, MAT, ATC, LAT, who works for Mercy Sports Medicine and is a graduate from the SLU AT Program. He is the Athletic Trainer at Rockwood Summit High School, a middle sized public high school in St. Louis County. It has been a great experience getting to learn protocols of working in a pandemic that could carry on to future experiences should we have to deal with a similar situation in the future.
Every day I am able to foster relationships with the athletes to create a trusting atmosphere that includes myself that has already been strongly established by Tony. I help tape the athletes before practice and aid with modalities to help prepare for practices and games. As I start to learn more about evaluations in class, I am able to complete more evaluations on the athletes and start to put pieces of the puzzle together to create a more solid foundation.
It has been a great experience so far getting to learn so much in a short time in an immersion setting and I can’t wait to continue to gain experience throughout my clinical practicums.
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.