March 08, 2023

SLU AT Students gain valuable experience with NCAA DI Basketball Program

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Saint Louis University Athletics - Men's Basketball
By: Anastasia Galo and Eldwin Neritani (MAT Class of 2023)

We have been fortunate to gain a fantastic clinical experience with the SLU Men’s Basketball team. Learning from our preceptor Jonathon Burch, ATC, has allowed us to grow as PY2s and as future health professionals.

Under JB’s supervision, we have multiple opportunities to work with patients on our own, handling treatments, doing rehab, or performing evals. We also had the opportunity to work alongside one of SLU’s team doctors, Dr. Kaar, MD, with various injuries such as concussions and working with the patient on their return to play. It has positively impacted our development into future ATs to be trusted by JB to work independently with our patients. We are always encouraged to think for ourselves and are reminded that “we will be doing this on our own in a few months”. It has been great to see our confidence in our practice grow.

We have learned so much on daily practice and how to carry ourselves as future health professionals. We have been so grateful to learn as much as we have under JB and are excited to see what the future holds.

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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