This semester I am completing my clinical rotation at Rockwood Summit High School with my preceptor and SLU alum Tony Mosello MAT, ATC, LAT. As a PY1 that transferred into SLU mid-year, Tony is phenomenal at not only fostering a learning environment but also making me feel welcome to the SLU family. While I have only been here a short amount of time, I can already see an improvement in my taping and evaluation skills.
Rockwood Summit boasts many MSHSAA spring sports such as water polo, baseball, boys’ volleyball, and girls’ lacrosse which provides numerous opportunities for me to improve my skills with both lower and upper body injuries while also witnessing new sports. My preceptor allows me to take the lead during patient interactions, but is always available to provide positive criticism and talk through different scenarios afterwards. This style of teaching has allowed me to gain more confidence in myself and has renewed my excitement for my future career as a certified athletic trainer. I’m grateful for the warm welcome I have received from everyone at Rockwood Summit and the patience the athletes show as we work through various learning moments. I am looking forward to the remainder of the semester and my continued growth under Tony’s direction.