Preceptors are clinical teachers who use his or her clinical practice site to achieve specific goals and objectives in students’ experiential learning. Preceptors’ dedication and time investment to support, coach, guide, mentor and evaluate students are integral to students’ transition to become competent pharmacists. To ensure a successful experiential learning experience for students, preceptors must first be equipped with the skills to establish clinical services and to teach effectively in the practice environment. Preceptor training and development are essential to ensure that preceptors are successful in their roles and continue to develop their skills as clinical teachers.


Workshop Overview

The Clinical Preceptor Workshop organized by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Department of Pharmacy covers timely topics important to all members of the pharmacy precepting team, including clinical faculty, experiential programme coordinators, and clinical preceptors.

This workshop will equip new preceptors with core skills and practical advice and offer new ideas to seasoned preceptors. Participants will also benefit from networking with clinical faculty, educators and clinical preceptors from diverse practice environments.


Learning Objectives

At the completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  1. Define the expectations and characteristics of an exemplary clinical pharmacy preceptor.
  2. Explain the necessary steps to prepare for a successful precepting experience.
  3. Demonstrate effective precepting skills to enhance clinical learning.
  4. Apply workplace-based assessments and adult learning theory to precepting.
  5. Formulate effective feedback to improve student’s clinical skills and competencies.
  6. Reflect on challenges in precepting and strategies in overcoming them.
  7. Discuss strategies for continuing personal, professional and leadership development.

Workshop Details

This 2-day workshop includes a variety of hands-on and interactive sessions where participants are actively engaged to reflect on existing practices and to apply concepts discussed to improve future precepting experiences in his or her own practice environments. A Certificate of Attendance will be presented to all participants at the conclusion of the workshop.


Intended Participants

Local and overseas clinical faculty members, experiential programme directors/coordinators and preceptors in all practice settings.

Clinical Preceptorship Workshop 2018

Department of Pharmacy, NUS, Singapore
20-21 November 2018

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Clinical Preceptorship Workshop 2017

Faculty of Pharmacy
Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia
November 30, 2017


  • Introduction to clinical preceptorship
  • Models of clinical precepting
  • Clinical teaching skills and inter-professional skills
  • Hands on: application of clinical teaching methods

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Contact Information

If interested in the workshop, please contact Dr. Han Zhe ( and Ms Pearlyn Chen (