By I-Chen Lee (MAT Class of 2024)
Learning alongside our preceptor, Johnathan Burch, at the Saint Louis University men's basketball team has been an invaluable and collaborative experience for us as AT students. The collegiate setting has been appealing and eye-opening to the unique challenges and opportunities that come with caring for elite athletes. The dynamic nature of the team environment has been both thrilling and demanding, pushing us to grow both personally and professionally. We have appreciated the mental challenges we face on a day-to-day basis, always having to utilize problem-solving and critical thinking skills to achieve each unique goal.
JB has played a pivotal role in shaping our clinical experience. His exceptional organizational skills have established a clear framework for our work, ensuring that we maintain a high standard of care. Moreover, he possesses a true teaching spirit, always encouraging us to approach our tasks with strong and well-reasoned perspectives. This approach has fostered critical thinking and a deepened understanding of the athletic training profession. We greatly appreciate JB and his staff as well as the SLU Men’s Basketball family for providing us with the best possible environment for growing and developing our clinical skillsets in preparation for our last year of program.
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.