This section provides helpful strategies to Fieldwork Educators in facilitating student experiences. Find useful tricks and tips, and read more about different models of fieldwork education. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email Donna Drynan.

Teaching Tips Tricks and Tips

Preceptor Education Program for Health Professionals and Students

Preceptors (clinical instructors) and students, take advantage of this free on-line program as you prepare for clinical placements. Once you complete the short registration process and instantly receive your login information, you can access the PEP program anytime, anywhere. Each module takes about 30 minutes to complete and is full of quick tips and downloadable learning activities and tools. It is easy to navigate, colourful, fun to use, and many of the modules are designed so that preceptors and students can work through them together. A certificate can be printed at the end of the module to record the education completed.

E-Tips for Practice Education

E-Tips is designed for health care professionals who work with students or other learners in a practice education setting. Whether you are new to clinical teaching or played a role in educating many students or new staff in a clinical setting, we hope that you will find E-Tips useful to your teaching experience. E-Tips for Practice Education Program consists of eight modules full of practical tips. From how to prepare for a student's arrival, to evaluation and beyond - each one is drawn from the experiences of over four hundred clinicians in British Columbia as well as experienced clinical faculty coordinating practice education in their respective fields. Modules should take no more than 10-20 minutes. Work through them in any order, at your own pace. We even provide additional resources and references at the end of each module should you wish to investigate further.

IPC on the Run

IPC on the Run is an online module series designed to provide flexible interprofessional education (IPE) for interprofessional collaborative practice (IPC). It is based on the National Interprofessional Competency Framework developed by the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative ( The IPC on the Run module engage learners in a way that will help them improve their practice. Interprofessional education, such as this, enables effective collaborative practice, which in turn optimizes health-services, strengthens health systems and improves health outcomes.

The module series includes:

  1. Introduction to IPC
  2. Interprofessional Communication
  3. Patient/Client/family/Community-Centred Care
  4. Role Clarification
  5. Team Functioning
  6. Interprofessional Conflict Management
  7. Collaborative Leadership

Supervisory Practice Modules

The McGill Clinical education Supervisory Practice Modules in English result from a collaboration with the Consortium national de formation en santé  - Université  d'Ottawa. The first four modules are a translation of the French modules developed by the Consortium with some revised content by Dialogue McGill. Module 5 is new material that was prepared exclusively by Dialogue McGill with participation of McGill Health and Social Services Schools.

The 5 Online Modules to Build and Reinforce your Skills in Supervision include:

  1. Basics of Supervision
  2. Building a Climate of Trust
  3. Learning Styles
  4. Performance Evaluation
  5. Advanced Supervisory Practice