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 400 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.
On March 25, 2019, Council approved additions and amendments to the existing preceptor approval criteria in an effort to improve clarity in establishing a pharmacist’s suitability as a preceptor.
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.
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.
Structured Practical Experiential Program (SPEP) Resource Document
The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba has developed a resource document for preceptors of pharmacy students and fourth year interns. The resource document includes information on supervision requirements and the responsibilities of both the preceptor/supervising pharmacist as well as the student/intern.
Structured Practical Experiential Program Pharmacy Student and Intern Rotations Resource
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: https://pharm.ualberta.ca/preceptors/training-and-resources
Dalhousie University Faculty of Pharmacy Preceptor eLearning Course: https://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. 2 nd Ed. American Society of Hospital Pharmacists. 2009.
Boh L. Pharmacy Practice Manual. A Guide to the Clinical Experience. 2 nd Ed. LWW, 2001
Doty, R. Getting Started as a Pharmacy Preceptor . APhA 2011
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