What has been your favorite part of your clinical experience so far? Why? What makes that special for you?
My favorite part of my clinical experience has definitely been covering Friday night football games. I like being at these games because I have seen a plethora of different injuries. Of course this is probably because this semester is the first time I have been on a football rotation but either way it is nice to get all this experience with a lot of different injuries. I also like that I am getting to do more on field evaluations.
All of this is special to me because I am learning more and more about how to cover football events and about the various contact injuries that I may not experience in baseball for example. All of this experience I am getting will help me when I get out into the workforce and begin to cover events myself.
I got 11 attempts this week, no masteries.
Describe what inspired your Little Clinical Question. Why did you select those individuals to be a part of your investigation team?
What are you looking forward to as you embark on answering this question?
The major thing that inspired my clinical question was my recent back injury. After my injury occured I began to realize how many baseball players actually do have back injuries and I wanted to investigate why. As of now If I'm correct there is 6 minor back injuries currently on the baseball team alone.
Blog prompt for this week: Think back to your sophomore year...what advice have you shared with current sophomores based on your experiences? Why did you feel it was important to share that advice? How was your start of the program influenced by an upperclass student?
With the current sophomores the majority of the advice I have given them is pertaining to them succeeding on their practicals. All of them are just like I was, they want to memorize how to take a practical instead of doing a complete evaluation of an injury. For the most part what I have been telling them is basically learn to do a good evaluation of a specific joint, and do that on their practical.
I felt that this was important because they were all stressing out about a practical for the foot and ankle. I remember feeling that way when I was in their place and it is a terrible feeling. I really just wanted them not to stress out over a practical.
For the most part I didn't really know all of the upperclassmen until the end of my first semester because I applied to the program late and had to play catch up. But they more or less did the same as I did for the few sophomores that needed some help. I think the biggest thing about the upperclassmen for me was that they could always find a way to make me laugh. That always made my day just a little better.
I received 8 attempts this week and 3 masteries.
My prompt for this weeks blog is "What is your most challenging class so far this semester? Why do you find it challenging? How are you coping?".
My most challenging class so far is probably Biology. It is so challenging because it goes into so much detail about the different topics that are covered in the course. Take photosynthesis for example, there are all these chemical things happening and I am definitely not very good at chemistry, so instead of actually understanding what is happening in these complex reactions I just have to memorize what is going on.
I am coping with this by studying pretty dang hard. I am using all of the study guides that are given to us extensively. It also helps that I have a friend in that class that I can study with. That is probably the biggest help because if I can't understand something maybe he will. It has helped tremendously for our recent test.
This week I received 3 attempts and wrote up 3 more. I also received signatures for 3 masteries.