Applying to Become a Preceptor
The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba welcomes practising licensed pharmacists to apply to become a preceptor for a post-graduate or international pharmacy graduate (IPG) intern. There are many benefits to becoming a preceptor, including:
- 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.
- Claiming preceptorship hours during an internship as accredited learning activities; and
- Becoming “re-inspired” about your practice through the eyes of a new practitioner.
The current established preceptor application approval guidelines include the following:
- The person is not on the conditional register;
- The person has not voluntarily surrendered his registration or license;
- The person is not subject to an agreement pursuant to section 34(1)(f) of the Pharmaceutical Act (Act) in which the satisfaction of the terms stated therein remain outstanding;
- The Registrar will review the person’s involvement in any current/active complaints matter, and/or whether the person is the subject of an investigation;
- The Registrar will review any decisions by the Complaints Committee within the past two (2) years for consideration;
- The person has not been found guilty of an offence under section 54 of the Act, of which a Discipline order has been directed, pursuant to sections 54, 55, and 56 of the Act, within the past five (5) years;
- The person has not been found guilty of an offence under section 54 of the Act for which there are outstanding terms of any order made by the Discipline Committee pursuant to sections 54, 55, and 56 of the Act;
- The person has been licensed in the province of Manitoba for a minimum of one (1) year preceding the date of the application;
- The person will not serve as preceptor for other immediate family members (including parents, children, husbands, wives, aunts, uncles, grandparents, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, and in-laws); and
- 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.
For more information about becoming a preceptor for a post-graduate or IPG intern, please review the Preceptor Application (located in your Pharmacist Portal) and Internship Manual.
To learn more about becoming a Structured Practical Training (SPT) supervisor for a pharmacy technician-in-training, please see the webpage about SPT and SPT Manual.
To learn more about becoming a University of Manitoba pharmacy student or pre-graduate intern preceptor, contact the University of Manitoba College of Pharmacy Office of Experiential Education: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preceptorship as an Accredited Learning Activity
If you are a preceptor for a pharmacy student, resident, intern, and/or technician, you can use your participation as an accredited learning activity.
Simply document the significant learning experiences that you gained through the preceptorship in your online College Learning Portfolio along with the contact time associated with that learning. For example, if a pharmacy student gave a case presentation and in preparation, you reviewed recent literature on the subject, that research time can count as an accredited learning activity. In this case, you would include the following in your Professional Development Log:
- Identify the learning activity as part of a College-accredited preceptorship
- Note the College accreditation file number
- Reference the individual articles you reviewed
- Note the time it took to review the articles
- Identify the key ideas, thoughts, or learning points gained through the experience
Upon completion of the preceptorship, you may calculate the total number of CEUs you obtained through your participation to include on your accreditation certificate. Involvement in one contact hour of an accredited learning activity is equivalent to one CEU. Keep the accreditation certificate in your Learning Portfolio as a record.
Use the following link to print the Statement of Participation to include in your Learning Portfolio:
International pharmacy graduates and students/graduates of the University of Manitoba complete internships to support experiential learning and the registration and licensing process.Learn more
Structured Practical Training Program
The Structured Practical Training Program ensures that pharmacy technician applicants develop the competencies they need to practice as pharmacy technicians in Manitoba.Learn more