November 25, 2013

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - John Burroughs School

John Burroughs School – Home of the Bombers!
By: Jessica Buschjost (MAT Class of 2014) and Christian Ahlstrom (MAT Class of 2015)

We currently have our clinical education practicum at John Burroughs School in Ladue, Missouri with their head athletic trainer Dean Tiffany, ATC. This school may be small in numbers, but they sure know how to make their name known. Being given the chance to work with Dean, the coaching and administrative staff, and the athletes at JBS has been a very enjoyable experience.  The respect that has been given and shown to us as vital members of the medical team has been unremarkable. JBS offers a wide range of opportunities for us, as we have been given the chance to work with football, boys soccer, girls volleyball, cross country, girls tennis, field hockey, and boys swimming in the fall season. We are getting ready to switch over into winter sports, which will consist of boys wrestling, girls and boys basketball, and girls swimming.

SLU AT students Christian Ahlstrom and Jessica Buschjost with Dr. Don Bassman and Dean Tiffany ATC. 
JBS just finished up renovating most of the school. The athletic training facility was part of this major project and has gone from working in a closet to a top of line athletic training facility.  The atmosphere is much like working in a small university, but with the joys of interacting with high school student athletes. The modalities and resources that we have available to us really accentuate our experience here. It can be very chaotic after school, but there is a method to our madness. It is very enjoyable to spend time here learning from the best, our preceptor Dean Tiffany.  We feel very privileged to be given the chance to call JBS our home for a while. GO BOMB!!!

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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