When comparing my pre-season experience from last year to this year I would say that this year's pre-season went a lot smoother for me. As an ATS I feel much more comfortable heading into this year, and I would have to say that having a year of clinical experience has helped a great deal. But having just a year of experience has also hindered me sort of because there are still areas I can improve in and I plan on doing that by getting more hands on experience. When it comes to interacting with patients and preceptors I am much more involved than I was last year and less nervous to ask questions. For example, if I am unsure about how to do something I won't hesitate to ask someone for help.
This week I obtained 5 attempts and 3 masteries.