November 13, 2020

SLU AT Student Experiences a Person-Centered Approach to Health Care at Bishop DuBourg HS

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Bishop DuBourg High School
By: Mason Cotterel (MAT Class of 2022)

I have had the absolute pleasure of learning and developing my professional skills at my first clinical site, Bishop DuBourg High School. During my time at DuBourg, I have helped provide care to a variety of sports, such as Cross country, Girls volleyball, tennis, softball, and cheer. As well as Boys Soccer, and as we approach the winter months Boys Basketball too. Although different than most years, I have gained an amazing clinical experience thanks to my preceptor, Nathan Jarman, MAT, CES, ATC. 

Nate is an experienced Athletic Trainer who works for SSM Health Sports Medicine. He has established Athletic Training as a key component of the Athletics culture at DuBourg. All coaches and athletes know that the Athletic Training services he provides to them, has a person-centered approach that makes everyone know that they are in good hands. I have been amazed with the positive impact having a good relationship with athletes has had on their care. 

I could not have imagined having a better first clinical experience than the one at DuBourg. As a future Healthcare Professional, I am excited to take what I have, and will, learn at DuBourg to optimize my ability to provide the best possible care to future patients. 

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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