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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. Utilize the four preceptor’s roles and the one-minute preceptor model.
  5. Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills to build optimal preceptor-student relationship.
  6. Describe characteristics of effective feedback.
  7. Formulate effective feedback to improve student’s clinical skills and competencies.
  8. Reflect on challenges in precepting and strategies in overcoming them.
  9. Review 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.



PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)
Department of Pharmacy, NUS


Alexandre CHAN
Deputy Head and Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy, NUS


Joyce LEE
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy, NUS


WONG Li Lian
PharmD, MBA
Senior Lecturer
Department of Pharmacy, NUS


Priscilla HOW
PharmD, BCPS
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy, NUS

Programme Schedule

Time Topic Speaker
0900 – 0930 Registration
0930 – 0935 Welcome and programme overview
0935 – 1045 Introduction to Clinical Preceptorship

  • Importance of precepting
  • Characteristics of exemplary preceptors
  • Expectations of preceptors
 Dr. Han Zhe
1045 – 1100 Break
1100 – 1230 Setting the Stage for Precepting

  • Preparation needed by preceptors, clinical sites, and the university
  • Developing a syllabus and learning objectives
  • Orienting students to a clerkship
 A/Prof Alexandre Chan
1230 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1500 Necessary Skills for Effective Preceptors

  • Interprofessional skills
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills to build trusting preceptor-student relationship
 Dr. Wong Li Lian
1500 – 1615 Models for Effective Clinical Teaching

  • Four preceptor’s roles
  • One-minute preceptor model
 Dr. Han Zhe
1615 – 1630 Break
1630 – 1800 Sharing by current/past PharmD students or residents

  • Characteristics of effective preceptors – what worked and what didn’t
Time Topic Speaker
0900 – 1030 Assessing Learning in the Practice Setting

  • Mini-CEX (clinical evaluation exercise)
  • Design and implement an effective evaluation process
 A/Prof Joyce Lee
1030 – 1045 Break
1045 – 1200 Delivering Effective Feedback to Foster Learning

  • Characteristics of effective versus ineffective feedback
  • Strategies for delivering effective feedback
 A/Prof Joyce Lee
1200 – 1300 Lunch
1300 – 1330 Challenges in Clinical Precepting – Introduction Dr. Han Zhe
1330 – 1500 Challenges in Clinical Precepting – Sharing by Preceptors

  • Struggling student
  • Conflict management
  • Balancing workload
A/Prof Alexandre Chan

A/Prof Priscilla How

Dr. Han Zhe

1500 – 1515 Break
1515 – 1645 Continuing Professional Development

  • Clinical career advancement
  • Professional leadership
  • Research and scholarship for practitioners
 A/Prof Alexandre Chan
1645 – 1730 Tea and Networking

Presentation of Certificates of Attendance


We partner with external organisations to run the workshop at other locations. The schedule above and cost of the workshop may be tailored to the interest and needs of the participants. Please contact us for more information.

Workshop Information

Date: 20 & 21 Nov 2018
Time: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Department of Pharmacy, NUS
Pharmacy Practice Skills Hub (PPS Hub)
Block S4 Level 2, 18 Science Drive 4, S(117543)


Registration fees: S$1,000 (inclusive of 7% GST)
Early bird registration discount (register by 21 Oct 2018), or group registration discount (2 or more participants from the same organisation is 10%.
*Registration fee includes workshop materials, tea breaks and lunch.


Click here to register for the workshop.
Registration closing date: 26 Oct 2018, Friday


This is a SPC-CPE recognised event.


For workshop overview, click here.

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 (