WHAT DOES PRECEPTORSHIP INVOLVE?
Typically, a preceptorship programme will be 12 months long with preceptorship reviews at three, six and 12 months.
A preceptorship programme will see you assigned (or able to select) someone to be your preceptor at the outset of your new role as a dietitian (and preceptee). Your preceptor will have experience of being a dietitian and will be able to offer you support and guidance as you navigate your first year of practice. They are not your manager and they are not assessing you, instead they are there to create a safe space to support your development.
A preceptorship programme will provide you with the structure to gather evidence across the four pillars of practice, which are:
- Evidence-based practice and research
- Facilitating learning
This allows you to showcase the work that you do.