By Mark Romeo (MAT Class of 2024)
I have had the pleasure to gain clinical experience at Southern Methodist University in Dallas Texas under the supervision of Ian Chennell. My time has primarily been the SMU football team during their summer workouts. This experience has been great because the staff in the athletic training department are eager to teach and allow me to grow as a student by providing as much hands-on experience as possible and pushing me to learn something new every day.
This site has also been great because it has allowed me to develop interprofessional skills with the full time athletic trainers, the intern athletic trainers, sports performance coaches, and another student. This experience has exposed me to new modalities, new rehabilitation techniques, and how a large staff collaborates to ensure that the athletes are safely competing at their highest potential. I would like to thank the SMU sports medicine staff for allowing me to gain experience this summer as well as for showing me their commitment to the care they provide for their athletes!
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.