August 23, 2023

SLU AT Student experiences diverse clinical opportunities at multiple clinical sites

By Brandon Pavon (MAT Class of 2024)

This summer I started my summer clinical rotation learning with Dan Herrin at Mercy Center for Performance Medicine as well as Marquette High school learning with Jessi Austin. Following the first couple of weeks I transitioned over to having experience with Elena Melillo and the SLU women's basketball team instead of Marquette High school. I am spending time alongside another athletic training student from Missouri State university while being at Mercy Center for Performance Medicine and alone with Elena at SLU. 

While spending time with Dan Herrin, I have gained experience in the clinical setting broadening my knowledge as to the realm of athletic training. While spending time with Elena at SLU I have gained more experience in the D1 setting with a different sport growing my knowledge in the world of athletic training, giving me new experiences to help find the best fit for me in the long run. I am beyond grateful for the privileges that have been given to me to help me grow as a future athletic trainer in order to help as many patients as I can as I come across a wide variety of patients over the following years.

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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