The Ryerson Midwifery Education Program hosts a series of events for preceptors and teaching practice representatives throughout the academic year. Workshops and webinars related to clinical teaching are offered for beginning and experienced preceptors, either in person at Ryerson University or by web conference. Annual meetings are also held with Teaching Practice Coordinators from Ryerson University affiliated practices to update, consult and discuss issues related to the MEP clinical education program. Ryerson affiliated practices and midwives will receive information about upcoming events via email.
New Preceptor Workshop
A New Preceptor Workshop is offered each fall at Ryerson University for midwives interested in becoming preceptors. This workshop is mandatory for any midwife in a Ryerson affiliated teaching practice planning to be a new preceptor in an upcoming clinical course.
Preceptor webinars are offered several times a year by web conference using Adobe Connect, usually in the winter and spring terms. Webinars address topics relevant to clinical teaching and are suitable for preceptors at all levels. Speakers include MEP faculty, practicing midwives/preceptors, and midwifery researchers, as well as other care providers or researchers. Slides for recent preceptor webinars can be found under the Clinical Education Resources tab below.
Annual Teaching Practice Coordinator Meeting
The Ryerson MEP hosts an annual in person meeting with Teaching Practice Coordinators, midwife representatives from Ryerson affiliated teaching practices who coordinate clinical teaching and liaise with the MEP. This meeting provides a forum to review updates to MEP policies and procedures, consult about emerging issues related to clinical education in the MEP, and discuss issues of interest to preceptors and teaching practices.