Preceptors are the “heart” of the pharmacy profession and make substantial contributions to the advancement of our students and the profession. 

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Four distinct areas of preceptorship

The success of this program is due to our preceptors’ dedication. They create patient care opportunities, guide students and then assess our student’s performance.

These committed professionals work in a wide variety of sites:

  • Institutions 
  • Community pharmacies 
  • Ambulatory clinics (including Primary Care Networks or Family Care Clinics)
  • Specialty sites/Out of province

Why become a preceptor?

These are the most frequent responses to a recent survey question: Why did you become a preceptor?

  • "Learning is ongoing. My students learn from me and I learn from them. It is a wonderful opportunity from which preceptor and students benefit from. It is a symbiotic relationship."

  • "I find it very rewarding to help students develop skills and reach their potential in their future pharmacy career."

  • "I believe that hands-on learning under the guidance of a preceptor is a valuable aspect in a pharmacy student’s education. The student can receive support and advice that would be difficult for books and classroom material to duplicate."