|By: Tori Connelly (MAT Class of 2025)|
This Fall I have finally started the long awaited clinical journey at Pattonville High School. In the few months I have been here I have learned so much from my Preceptors Alex Hubbs MAT, ATC and Emily Haley MAT, ATC, both who are SLU AT Program alums.
Pattonville High School has many Fall sports going on making it a very busy after school AT room. Both Alex and Emily have quickly pushed me out of my comfort zone to help with evals, and taping. Despite it being busy they always go into great detail about the evals they complete so I can ask more questions and be prepared to do it in the future. It's always an interesting and “keep you on your toes day” at Pattonville and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Not only has this site been great for early hands-on learning, it has been an extremely welcoming and fun site not just from my preceptors but from all of the student-athletes, coaches, AD, and additional staff. This was truly the best place for me to start my clinical experience and I can only imagine how much I will continue to learn this semester.
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.