May 07, 2017

SLU Pre-professional AT Student Appreciates Positive Culture at John Burroughs School

New AT Student Blog Post - Danielle Jabczynski (SLU MAT Class of 2019)

Being in the last semester of my pre-professional phase, I am very eager to be learning from each site that I have had the chance to observe at. I have been able to observe at a private and public high school, as well as a two division III universities. All four sites have different atmospheres, and getting to talk with the athletes, athletic trainers, and student athletic trainers have made me appreciate the profession that much more. I not only get to watch different ways of taping and rehabilitating injuries, I get to experience how the same injury is treated and evaluated with different modalities. 

Lately I have been observing at John Burroughs School and have had the chance to watch lacrosse, baseball and soccer. JBS is unique because most students are involved in athletics so the athletic training room is always busy. Dean Tiffany ATC, the preceptor. and Katie Love, the PY2 SLU AT student, at the site are great at not only making it a great environment to be in, but making connections with every student so that they are comfortable.

I am thankful that I have been able to observe at many great sites prior to starting my professional phase to understand what I get to do during my future clinical rotations. The students and preceptors that I have observed with have been great at reviewing topics with me and explaining their evaluations or rehabilitation plans as I observe.

This is one of a series of blog posts written by students entering the professional phase of the SLU AT Program as a part of MAT 3000 - AT Student Development II.

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