Think about the preceptors you have had, what characteristics did they exhibit that you have adopted or hope to utilize in your career. Explain why.
Melissa has been my life saver in many classes. I have learned many things from her, but the most important thing I have learned is administrative duties. Half the time I ever see her in the clinic she is on the computer doing some kind of paper work. This gives me insight to how being a certified ATC will be very different from being an ATS. I hope to be able to manage paperwork in a organized timely fashion to the best of my abilities when I am an ATC.
Chaypin exhibits a desire to learn more as she works. I feel like this is important in athletic training because the field is always changing and new studies are coming out daily. This is something I hope to utilize in my career after I am graduated. She also enjoys and take constructive criticism very well which, while I feel I did this well prior to being an ATS, I have a greater appreciation of because of Chaypin.
Hannah has a sense of finesse that blows my mind for her being a recent graduate. She never seems to do too little or too much of anything, and everything has a nice flow. Finesse is usually something that is built up over time, but Hannah’s just comes off so natural. I have learned a lot from Hannah. Particularly when she does certain treatments slightly different from how I learned. I am always interested in what she learned different at her college. I hope to be able to incorporate her differences into my style.
Cole is a new preceptor and I haven’t experienced him too much in the clinic, but it is very clear he has a very different way of doing things than any other preceptor I have been with. Something I find interesting is the way he uses modalities. He doesn’t uses stim nearly as much as the other preceptors and when he uses ultrasound he calculates a specific heat for an injury. This is different from how I was taught and I want to do more research and find more information that supports his way of using modalities.
Randy is my current preceptor, and once again very different from others that I have experienced. One thing I really like about what he does is that he explains the injury and what is going on to the athlete. This is something I have started doing myself. I believe it helps the athlete have a better understanding and it may lead to better treatment out comes, and prevention of similar injuries.
This is where I do my weekly clinical blog assignment. There is either a prompt I am responding to, or I just talk about something exciting I saw during the week.