Stanford Sports Medicine Visits Irish Universities

Matt Mills, Assistant Athletic Trainer, presenting at IT Carlow

Matt Mills, Assistant Athletic Trainer, presenting at IT Carlow

Scott Anderson, Director of Athletic Training, and Matt Mills, Assistant Athletic Trainer, recently returned from a trip to Ireland where they met with and lectured to students at three Irish Universities. Anderson and Mills visiting Dublin City University (DCU), IT Athlone, and IT Carlow, and met with faculty and students to discuss clinical affiliations, as well as current topics in sports medicine. Anderson, who has now made 4 trips to the Republic of Ireland, as well as the entire staff believes in fostering international relationships between the various universities. Anderson remarked, “Ireland is a very special place. In our many visits, we have had the opportunity to meet with clinicians, educators, and students alike and I find their collective enthusiasm, work ethic, and passion quite refreshing. The students there are trained very well, and are not afraid to seize opportunities outside of their borders to have a rewarding, impactful career in our profession. We learn from them as much as they learn from us“.

Mills and Anderson concluded the visit with a presentation of current challenges in concussion management and diagnosis, as well as a demonstration of the latest concussion management app utilized by the Stanford Sports Medicine staff. Mills, who was on his first trip to Ireland, remarked, “It really reinforced our excitement to work with such a great array of talent from these universities.  The future of sports medicine is brightest when clinicians from around the world tackle the same problems, and this trip is one small move further in that direction”.

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