Become a Preceptor

Applicants must meet the following criteria to become a preceptor for Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) and/or Early Practice Experience (EPE) rotations:

  1. Complete the APPE or EPE Preceptor Orientation Program.
  2. Cannot currently be enrolled as a student in the PharmD for Pharmacists Program at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

 

For Direct Patient Care (DPC) rotations, preceptors must:

  1. Possess a Pharmacy degree and maintain the appropriate licensure to provide patient care and practice in good standing1 with their respective licencing body. (e.g. Part A license with Ontario College of Pharmacists)
  2. Meet the following work hours:
  • The preceptor must practice at the rotation site full-time (≥ 282 hr/week), OR,
  • If not practicing full-time at the site, rotations must be co-precepted with another pharmacist at the site3 . The co-preceptor must also be an approved preceptor in good standing. No more than 2 pharmacists can co-precept one student.
  1. Additional requirement for APPE preceptors:
  • Have a minimum of two years of experience in their profession. Pharmacists completing a hospital or ambulatory-based residency may become preceptors upon successful completion of their program.

 

For APPE Non-Direct Patient Care (NDPC) rotations, preceptors must:

  1. Possess a Pharmacy degree and maintain the appropriate licensure as a member in good standing1 with their respective licencing body (e.g. Part A or B license with Ontario College of Pharmacists) OR, be employed as a Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy faculty member.
  1. Work for the rotation site a minimum of 50% of full-time hours. If this condition cannot be met, the preceptor can either: 1) co-precept with another approved preceptor and/or, 2) agree to be available to meet with the student a minimum of 3 times per week
  2. Additional requirement for Research rotation preceptors:
  • Have a Graduate appointment at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, or equivalent at another faculty/university OR, a Research Institute appointment. If this condition cannot be met, these rotations should be re-classified as Project rotations.

 

Footnotes:

  1. Pharmacy Act, 1991, O. Reg 202/94, section 8(2)  https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/940202
  2. 28 hr/wk is considered full-time in community practice 
  3. The total hours in direct patient care setting between the two preceptors should be equivalent to full-time (or ≥ 28 hr/week). For example, if one co-preceptor is available 1 day/week for the student, then the other co-preceptor should be available the other days of the week (for a total of ≥ 28 hr/week). Each co-preceptor should be available at least 1 day/week with the student (or, equivalent number of hours over the course of the rotation, e.g. the equivalent of 5 full days over the course of a 5-week rotation). 

 

Application Form

If you are interested in becoming an EPE and/or APPE preceptor, please contact oee.phm@utoronto.ca.