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Becoming a preceptor

By becoming a preceptor, you are supporting student learning and the growth of the midwifery profession in Ontario. Midwives become preceptors when they are a designated preceptor for a midwifery student, when they are conducting clinical evaluations, or when students are following a significant portion of their caseload.

To become a midwifery preceptor affiliated with the Ryerson Midwifery Program, you are required to:

  • Be a General Registrant of the College of Midwives of Ontario (CMO) who has completed your new registrant year
  • Have no conditions on your registration
  • Have hospital privileges with no conditions or restrictions
  • Submit the New Preceptor Application form  
  • Arrange for Reference Letters to be submitted from two referees who are suitable to recommend you as a clinical teacher
  • Complete the New Preceptor Education Program Handbook and Quiz
  • Attend the New Preceptor Workshop
  • Receive a New Preceptor Certificate that confirms you have completed the preceptor requirements

As a preceptor you are expected to:

  • Follow MEP clinical placement policies and guidelines
  • Provide placements that meet MEP birth number requirements
  • Provide learning opportunities and clinical teaching appropriate to clinical course objectives
  • Regularly participate in professional development opportunities related to clinical teaching
  • Notify the MEP of any changes to your personal or contact information, your midwifery practice site, or your CMO registration or hospital privilege status

For more information about becoming a preceptor, contact:

Julie Cabanatan

Program Assistant

Midwifery Education Program


Ryerson University

350 Victoria St.

Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

Tel: (416) 979-5104

Fax: (416) 979-5271