Preceptors play a crucial role in educating pharmacy students. They act as professional mentors and are a vital link between theory and practice in providing excellent pharmacy care. We thank you, as preceptors, for your commitment to the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and the profession of pharmacy. To help recognize that commitment, and to aide you in your role as a preceptor, we are pleased to offer you our Preceptor Development Program.
The Preceptor Development Program supports practicing pharmacists be effective preceptors for students in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. Offered jointly by Continuous Professional Development and the Office of Experiential Education, the Preceptor Development Program provides preceptors with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to supervise PharmD students during their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations where they apply knowledge and skills acquired in the program in real-world practice settings.
The goal of the program is to:
- Apply specific teaching skills and principles to optimize APPE rotations
- Access resources available within the APPE preceptor community
- Incorporate learning styles theory to improve the quality of workplace learning
- Use feedback techniques to enhance student performance
- Apply principles of stages of learning, awareness of preceptor roles, and methods of clinical teaching and assessment to effectively conduct an APPE rotation
- Reinforce the patient care process used by students in their provision of direct patient care
Recognizing that you have a busy practice, we’ve designed the Preceptor Development Program to be as flexible as possible to ensure your participation. As a result, the program offers opportunities for both in-person instruction and a series of online video modules accompanied by learning assessments.