Preceptors are the “heart” of the pharmacy profession and make substantial contributions to the advancement of our students and the profession.
The Experiential Education program spans from first to fourth year as well as across the Doctor of Pharmacy Program. Student placements are scheduled in a variety of practice setting across the province to best prepare our graduates to meet the health care needs of all Albertans. We invite you to join our team of preceptors and support our students in this professional journey.
In this section
Comprehensive reviews and manuals to give you information about the course you are precepting.
Outlines the steps you take to get started as a preceptor.
Information on training opportunities and preceptor/course resources.
Find out what live preceptor workshops are being offered!
Recognizing preceptors, awards and incentives.
Access and using the database.
Questions? Feedback? Contact us and we'll do our best to help.
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:
- 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."