Preceptor Orientation

Is this your first time as a preceptor for a Year 5 UBC Dietetics student? Thank you for dedicating your time to training dietetic students!  We hope you find it to be a rewarding experience. This page provides orientation resources for new preceptors, and experienced preceptors wanting a refresher.

Start Here!

The Preceptor Orientation Checklist can help you prepare for your student’s placement.  Start with a self-guided orientation using the checklist. Additional tools to support you are posted in the “Preceptor Resources” section on the left side of this page.

Orientation Sessions

Orientation sessions are offered 4 times per year via teleconference by UBC Dietetics Program staff, twice in the fall and twice in winter. Join the Preceptor Interest Group Listserv to ensure you receive notifications about orientation sessions that are coming up. If you are unable to attend a session, slides will be posted below, annually in September.

Orientation sessions for the 2018-19 academic year will be offered as follows:

Wednesday September 5, 2018, 12:00-1:00pm
Thursday October 25, 2018, 2:00-3:00pm
Thursday January 10, 2019, 2:00-3:00pm
Tuesday January 15, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

Slides and audio from September 2018 session:

2018-2019 Preceptor Orientation Slides and Audio Recording

Orientation to Evaluating Practice Education Students

Not able to attend an orientation session, or still wondering how to evaluate practice education students? Watch the short video below on Evaluating Intern Performance: Using Performance Criteria.


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