The community preceptor is a skilled practitioner who supervises medical students and/or residents in a clinical setting to allow practical experience with patients. The community preceptor is expected to provide educational experiences consistent with the goals and aims of the Department of Family Medicine, The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), and the Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba.
Preceptors teach students at all levels of training:
Medical students consistently rate their Family Medicine clerkship experience as one of their best rotations. We attribute this success to our community preceptors and the warm welcome students receive when they are on placement.
To teach medical students, you must have full registration with The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. Certification from The College of Family Physicians of Canada is not required, but preferred.
We pay a stipend for each week of placement, though this is unlikely to be your motivation for wanting to mentor a student or resident. Most physicians become preceptors because they enjoy the camaraderie, appreciate the service the students and residents contribute to their practice, and feel good about being involved in someone’s education and future career. We believe your relationship with our students and residents will be among the most rewarding of your professional life.
Associate Department Head, Distributed Medical Education
Director, Postgraduate Education
Associate co-directors, Urban Stream
Associate Director, Rural Stream
Associate Director, Bilingual Stream
Associate Director, Northern Remote Stream
Director, Undergraduate Education
Educational Support Supervisor
Contact for more information about duties and responsibilities of a preceptor
Contact for information on acquiring a U of M Academic Appointment to become a preceptor
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