Information for Preceptors
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Become a preceptor

Structured Practical Experiential Program (SPEP)


Preceptor resources

Recommended reading 

Lead by example - become a preceptor

Preceptors are skilled professionals with the insight and judgment only experience can bring. By mentoring students, you can share your hard-earned lessons from the field and give the next generation a head start on their way to careers as effective, caring health care professionals.

Requirements and expectations

Preceptors are expected to:

  • Be committed to working with students
  • Provide specified supervision standards
  • Provide on-going feedback to students
  • Complete mid-term and final evaluations
  • Pursue continued learning in the area of student education
  • Have an interest in teaching and mentoring
  • Have an enthusiasm for the profession
  • Be registered and hold the appropriate certification and have worked a minimum of one year in their profession

To become a preceptor, contact us at or complete the new preceptor form.



RxPreceptor is an online experiential learning management system which provides communication, accountability and tools for faculty, preceptors, and students. It houses all preceptor, site and student information, forms and resources, and allows for correspondence between the faculty, preceptors and students. All student performance assessments are administered through RXpreceptor.

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Preceptor resources

University of Manitoba Faculty of Pharmacy SPEP webpage

Precepting as an accredited learning activity (MPhA)

University of Alberta

Dalhousie College of Pharmacy 

Fieldwork educator blog

Clinical reasoning

Collaborative model

Preceptor education program (PEP)


Recommended reading

Cuellar M, Ginsbur, D. Preceptor’s Handbook for Pharmacists. 2nd Ed. American Society of Hospital
Pharmacists. 2009.

Boh L. Pharmacy Practice Manual. A Guide to the Clinical Experience. 2nd Ed. LWW, 2001

Doty, R. Getting Started as a Pharmacy Preceptor. APhA 2011

American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacists – Providing feedback to enhance pharmacy students’ performance Vol 64 Dec 15, 2007

American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacists – Assessing student performance during experiential rotations. Vol 65 Aug 15, 2008

Canadian Pharmacists Journal – Using adult learning concepts to create a positive pharmacy preceptorship experience Vol 141, No 5 September/October 2008

Nurse Educator The Power of And and But in Constructive Feedback on Clinical Performance. Vol.34, No. 6, pp.241-243.

Neher et al, A Five-Step “Microskills” Model of Clinical Teaching (J Am Board Fam Pract 1992; 5:419-24)