• The Preceptor should indoctrinate the student with the principles of professional ethics by deeds as well as words.
  • The Preceptor should always explain, in detail, what is expected of a student, with respect to appearance, attitude and method of practice and make certain that both he/she and his/her associates adhere to the same standards.
  • The Preceptor must insist on communication with the student at all times and be willing to discuss any aspect of professional practice that does not violate his/her responsibility to his/her employer or employees.
  • The Preceptor’s role is that of both a teacher and a co-worker.
  • The Preceptor should afford the student the mutual respect and patience needed to ensure an optimal learning experience.
  • The Preceptor should never assume a student’s competency but determine it by reviewing his work profile and by discussion and experience.
  • Criticism should be made constructively and with empathy; it should be conveyed to the student privately, whenever possible.
  • The Preceptor should stimulate a positive attitude in all aspects of professional practice.
  • The Preceptor should promote, at all times, a constructive and positive attitude toward fellow practitioners and other members of the health professions.
  • The Preceptor should not discuss personal matters with the student unless they relate to his/her professional practice.
  • The Preceptor must keep in mind that fair and constructive evaluation of the student’s ability to perform designated activities is a serious responsibility, which affects the student’s progress and performance as a future practitioner.