ATC Fellows Reflect on their First Months with VSON

VSON recently welcomed a new group of athletic training fellows into our program. Coming from diverse backgrounds but all with the same goal: to add to their experiences and successfully complete our competitive, comprehensive fellowship program.

We recently got a chance to check in with our ATC fellows Miranda Kruse, Michael Donohue, and Reh Vanatta and how their first couple of months with VSON have been going!

Michael Donahue

Originally from North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Michael Donohue joins the VSO team following two years as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. During his time at The Citadel, Michael worked with the Cadets as their Athletic Trainer while pursuing a master's in business administration. 

What's your favorite thing about the program so far? My favorite part is being a part of a small team where all the team members have the same goals and work hard every day together to give patients the best outcome possible 

What's the most challenging thing you've had to do so far?

The most challenging thing so far has been learning about specific specialties - like the hand with Dr. Dorf, spine with Dr. Raub, and biologics with Dr. Gnirke. It’s been a welcomed challenge to try to see and evaluate patients the way they do so you find the right diagnosis every time!

What's your impression of the Vail & Summit County area?

I am in love with Eagle & Summit county! There is SO much to do and explore and not to mention the amazing restaurants! It’s been wonderful getting to experience everything with my fellow residents and I think we’re all excited for some skiing here soon!