I haven’t had many evals during my clinical hours. The few evals have done though I can recall them all. The one that sticks out the most was while I was off site at VA High School. It was during the halftime of the football game, and my preceptor wanted me to eval a baseball player that came in to see him earlier. It was my first shoulder eval so I was a little nervous at the time. I went through my history as best as I could. I started palpating and realized I didn’t ask him if he had ever hurt this area before. Of course the athlete said yes and was just done with his rehab. After that it took me no time to figure out what was going on. I took a step back from this experience and really thought how the history really is the most important part of an eval. It's how I can narrow down what's going with just a couple questions. I obviously will ask more than a couple, but it just explains what I am saying. I know that I will not forget this experience and every eval I will think of this as a reminder until I don’t need it anymore. It is just crazy to see what I have been learning actually apply to what I am doing.
For the documentation of the my masteries and attempts for my clinical packet I am sad to say I am still not able to reach my 12 attempts per week yet.This past week I got 4 attempts in my clinical packet. So far I am around 4 or 5 a week with no mastery yet. I am ready however to obtain a couple of masteries now so that is exciting. Once Gen Med lab starts up I will be able to achieve my goal of 12 attempts and 6 masteries a week.