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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.This section of the website outlines how to become a preceptor if you are practicing in a Ryerson University affiliated teaching practice.

To become a preceptor you are required to:

  • be a General Registrant of the College of Midwives of Ontario (CMO) who has completed their new registrant year
  • have no conditions on your registration
  • have hospital privileges with no conditions
  • 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
  • attend the New Preceptor Workshop
  • complete the online New Preceptor Module and quiz
  • receive confirmation that you have completed the requirements to be a MEP preceptor

As a preceptor you are expected to:

  • comply with MEP clinical placement policies and guidelines
  • provide placements that meet MEP birth number requirements and provide learning opportunities 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