March 06, 2023

SLU AT Student refines her clinical skills under the supervision and mentorship of a SLU AT Program Alum

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Pattonville High School
By: Emily Haley (MAT Class of 2023)

Pattonville High School has been my clinical site for a just over a year now, and it is one of the best hands-on clinical sites for SLU AT students. Pattonville is very busy as there is a high volume of students and activities, but the schedule is very accommodating.

Preceptor Alex Hubbs MAT, ATC provides a supportive learning environment by not only challenging me and pushing me outside my comfort zones, but by always taking the time to explain everything and anything. My PY2 year has been all about preparation for my own practice, so I’ve been practicing a lot more on-field evaluations, planning treatment and rehabilitation programs, and enhancing my documentation skills. It’s never a boring day at Pattonville whether that’s because of the injuries that arise or just the interactions had with the student athletes. Everyone at Pattonville is super welcoming, Alex is an amazing mentor, and overall Pattonville is top tier in terms of learning and professional preparation. 

This is one of a series of posts authored by students enrolled in the Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program. The number of clinical sites, the quality and diversity of the clinical experience opportunities, and the contemporary expertise of our preceptors are strengths of the CAATE Accredited SLU AT Program.

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