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For Preceptors

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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 Toronto Metropolitan University Midwifery Education Program (MEP), 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 Midwifery Preceptor Application Form (external link)  
  • Arrange for the Midwifery Preceptor Reference Form (external link)  to be submitted from two referees who are suitable to recommend you as a clinical teacher 
  • Complete the New Preceptor Education Program online module and quiz (link to come)
  • Attend the annual New Preceptor Workshop
  • Receive a Midwifery 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  (PDF file) 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 midwifery preceptor, please contact the MEP program assistant.