October 11, 2023

SLU AT Student gains immersive clinical experience with Bluetail Medical Group

By Julia Martinez (MAT Class of 2024)

My experience at Bluetail has been remarkable. I’ve been watching Dr. Bayes and his PA, Paige Rakers, treat patients and perform medical diagnosis and various innovative medical procedures. This includes performing tests, reviewing X-ray and MRI images, using an ultrasound, and performing treatments, such as injections. I am rooming patients that involves getting their vitals, asking history questions, and performing any tests I need to test for the injury. I have also learned how to operate an ultrasound and assist in any treatments. 

This has helped my professional development because I’ve been able to use what I’ve learned and apply it in a clinic setting that has different age groups. I really love learning from Dr. Bayes and Paige. They are very helpful as well as the medical assistants that work there. I’m thankful they treat me like I’m one of them and they are all great teachers! I’m really enjoying my time at Bluetail. 

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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