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.

Attend a 2020-21 Preceptor Orientation Session

Orientation sessions are offered 2 times per year via Zoom by UBC Dietetics Program staff. 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 and circulated to the Preceptor listserv annually in September.

Preceptor Orientation sessions for the 2020-21 academic year are planned for the following dates and times:

Wednesday September 9, 2020, 12:00-1:30 pm (12:00-12:45 General preceptor orientation; 12:45-1:30 Being a preceptor during COVID-19)

Thursday January 14, 2021, 2:00-3:30 pm (2:00-2:45 General preceptor orientation; 2:45-3:30 Being a preceptor during COVID-19)

Register for one of these sessions here.

Can’t Make a Preceptor Orientation Session?

Not able to attend an orientation session, or still wondering how to evaluate practice education students?

Listen to a recording of a recent Preceptor Orientation session

Click the image below to be directed to the slides and audio from the September 2019 Preceptor Orientation session.

Watch a video designed to help preceptors evaluate student performance

View this short video to learn more about using the performance criteria to evaluate Year 5 student performance during their practice education placement with you.


Contact us for further preceptor orientation information and support.