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Faculty of Community Services

Preceptors

Preceptors play a pivotal role in providing Ryerson Nutrition Communication and PMDip Dietetics students with opportunities to put theory into practice. Through their guidance and supervision, students gain the valuable hands-on experience needed to begin their dietetic careers with skill and confidence.

What is precepting?

In the case of dietetic practical training, preceptors instruct, observe, and assess students as they demonstrate their competence with respect to the Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice.

Dietetic practical training occurs within a specified time period and uses standardized evaluation practices.

Why does precepting matter?

Preceptors implement high quality dietetic practical training and facilitate dietetic students’ entry into the profession, and, as such, play an important role in supporting the development of the next generation of dietitians.

Precepting strengthens the dietetics profession as a whole. By developing relationships among new and experienced practitioners, precepting creates opportunities for information sharing that fortifies the knowledge base for both preceptors and students.

Developing Preceptor Excellence Committee

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