September 02, 2020

SLU AT Student Gets Unique Learning Experiences with Preceptor's Support at Bishop DuBourg HS

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Bishop DuBourg High School
By: Kate Perko (MAT Class of 2021)

My immersive field experience this summer was spent with Nathan Jarman, MS, CSCS, ATC at Bishop Dubourg High Schools morning sports camps. Though it was not the summer I had anticipated, I am appreciative of the opportunity to learn from Nate. He has so much knowledge to share and kept me on my toes. The administration of Bishop Dubourg were wonderful and immediately treated me as if I was one of their own. 

Nate is an Athletic Trainer with SSM Health Sports Medicine and a key member to the schools COVID-19 response team. On my second or third day at the high school I was invited to sit in on a COVID-19 task force meeting with Nate. It was impressive to see and be part of the “can do” attitude. Instead of focusing on how normal policies are not going to work, administration had to brainstorm new policies that could work instead. I was pleased to be able to offer my two cents into the problem solving. 

Bishop Dubourg is a great clinical site and Nate is an awesome preceptor and mentor. The students at Bishop Dubourg were respectful and receptive to having a SLU AT student. 

I wish the best for the students and teachers as they navigate this new normal. Go Cavaliers!

Students in the Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program have an immersive field experience in the summer between their two professional years in the program. This blog post details a student's reflection on their experience.

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