May 07, 2018

SLU AT Students Grow Through Preceptor's Trust in a Comprehensive Approach at Harris-Stowe

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Harris-Stowe State University
By: Killian Hollo (SLU MAT Class of 2018) and Juan Calero Alonso (SLU MAT Class of 2019)

The experience at HSSU this spring of 2018 has been one of great value. Progressing through the semester, Tim, the Athletic Department, and the athletes have trusted us with comprehensive patient care. This care sometimes means managing an immediate situation. This care sometimes involves a more scholarly task like documenting in sportswear for 45 minutes. Though not always glamorous, each of these angles of patient management has shown their value to mold Athletic Training master level students into groomed healthcare professionals.
Each day builds more trust with the Hornet family. As the relationship builds, we see more about our patients and Athletic Department than just the visible. What was once black and white is replaced by the brown and gold color of unique trends and quirky natures that only Harris Stowe could bring out. And that in essence becomes part of an Athletic Trainer of the university. The role not only provides medical care to student athletes, but also yields another outlying personality to keep the hornet family functioning at its interesting self. Graduation from SLU comes soon. We don’t know what it will bring. A job might take us overseas or keep us close to home. What we do know is that the experience at HSSU will travel with us, with the lessons from friends made along the way.

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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