The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba is always in search of practising licensed pharmacists willing to serve as a preceptor for a pharmacy intern. There are many benefits that may be derived from serving as a preceptor such as:
- Gaining personal and professional satisfaction from knowing you have made a contribution back to the profession;
- Taking the opportunity to ensure you are up-to-date on your pharmacology and to reflect on your practice. Preceptors may claim their personal learning activities during an internship as accredited learning activities (to find out how, click Preceptor); and,
- Becoming "re-inspired" about your practice through the eyes of a new practitioner.
Please Note: The Board of Examiners now require a minimum of 120 hours to be served in a pharmacy that has direct contact with patients. If your practice site cannot meet this requirement, please contact the office directly so additional arrangements can be made.
Council approved all registered pharmacists to be preceptors, provided they are willing to supervise the internship and that they satisfy set guidelines established by Council to be administered by the Registrar. Guidelines can include the following:
a. The person is not on the conditional register;
b. The person has not voluntarily surrendered his registration or licence;
c. The person is not subject to an agreement pursuant to section 34(1)(f) of the Pharmaceutical Act in which the satisfaction of the terms stated therein remain outstanding;
d. The person has not been found guilty of an offense under section 54 of the Act for which there are outstanding terms of any order made by the Discipline Committee pursuant to sections 54, 56 and 56 of the Act.
e. The person has been licensed for a minimum of 2 years in the Province of Manitoba.
f. The person will not serve as a preceptor for other immediate family members (including parents, children, husbands, wives, aunts, uncles, grandparents, grandchildren, sisters, brothers and in-laws); and
g. The person agrees to provide time for the purpose of assisting the intern and ensuring the competencies of the internship manual are being assessed and met.
The Registrar will also review any recent decisions by the Complaints Committee.
Online Application Process
The College has developed an online application process for preceptors. The initial step is for the intern to log into their online profile, and on their home page they will see a link called "Name Your Preceptor". Once the intern has completed this step, the system will send an email to the College and in turn, the College will email the preceptor advising them of how to complete the online preceptor application.
The following resources might be helpful during your preceptorship.
University of British Columbia Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development e-Tips: www.practiceeducation.ca
University of Alberta Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Training and Resources: http://pharm.ualberta.ca/preceptors/training-and-resources
Dalhousie University Faculty of Pharmacy Preceptor eLearning Course: http://preceptor.learningandteaching.dal.ca/
The Pharmacist Preceptor Education Program: DOWNLOAD the PDF
Preceptor Education Program: https://owl.uwo.ca/portal/site/!pep
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
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