Five attributes of an effective preceptor

1o1effectivePreceptorTo be effective in the role, an effective preceptor should aspire to the following:

  • Demonstrate professional expertise
  • Actively engage students in learning
  • Create a positive environment for teaching and learning
  • Demonstrate collegiality and professionalism
  • Discusses career-related topics and concerns [1]

[1] Huggett, K. N., Warrier, R., & Maio, A. (2007). Early learner perceptions of the attributes of effective preceptors. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 13, 649-658. doi:10.1007/s10459-007-9069-z