We know that many of you have been pushed to your limits over the past year and a half, and we sincerely want to acknowledge all of you who have gone over and above to continue to precept students during these difficult times. Preceptors form a vital link within our profession and the long-term sustainability of paramedicine is reliant on these students having access to great preceptors.

Students are our future partners and coworkers, and the time that they spend learning from experienced practitioners is invaluable. Becoming a preceptor is also incredibly valuable to you. Here a couple of interesting points about the benefits of being a preceptor:

  • You can earn up to 30 Self Directed credits towards your Continuing Competence requirements for precepting a student
  • You can have an impact on your student, and the lessons you pass along will last their whole career (Can you remember your first preceptor? I know I can.)
  • Are you aware that there is a good chance that one day your student may become your partner? Sometimes they may even become your supervisor.

As we move through the summer and into fall, there will again be an influx of students looking to learn the tricks of the trade from experienced preceptors. We would ask that each of you consider if you are willing and able to take on a student and continue the tradition of preceptorship.

Thank you for all you do,

Tim A. Ford, Registrar