Benefits of Preceptors

For you, your clients and your profession

For the Preceptor

  • Helps you stay current with knowledge and best practice.
  • Connects you to the next generation of clinicians.
  • Contributes to the profession and teaching.
  • Allows you to develop leadership skills.
  • Engergizes you in your own work.
  • Counts as Continuing Education Credits in most professions.
  • Connects you with the student's university program, including clinical educators' benefits.

For the Client/Patient

  • Encourages in-depth observation and discussion of each client/patient.
  • Provides another communication partner.
  • Creates a group dynamic.
  • Provices a second person who may have more time to individualize materials.
  • May increase the number of treatment sessions to the client/patient.

For the Profession

  • Supports future professionals.
  • Exposes clinicians to new knowledge and clinical ideas.
  • Provides the foundation for students to become future clinical educators.
  • Facilitates recruitment.

For the Employer

  • Facilitates recruitment.
  • Contributes to employees' supervision and leadership skills.
  • Opportunity for employees to obtain continuing education credits (at no cost to the employer).
  • Exposes employees to new knowledge and practices.
  • May result in the capacity to alter or expand services for patients/clients.