Pre-conference Workshop



Preceptors are clinical teachers who play a vital role in the education of our pharmacy students. Preceptors facilitate a learning experience in which students take greater responsibility for their own learning. 


In addition to maintaining his or her own high quality patient-centered pharmacy practice, a successful preceptor will demonstrate genuine interest in teaching, develop trusting relationships, foster respect, cultivate professionalism, promote cultural sensitivity, encourage learning, and be a positive mentor. 

The workshop will include a variety of hands-on and interactive sessions where participants are actively engaged to reflect on current practices and to apply concepts discussed to improve future precepting experience. 

Meet The Speakers

The preceptor roles could be very challenging. With good guidance and role-modelling by the clinical pharmacy preceptors, pharmacy students are hoped to gain the confidence and become competent to perform clinical tasks in their future practices.


Thus, good clinical pharmacy preceptorship is one of the highly important components of this experiential learning.

The workshop will provide the participants with further insight on challenging roles of preceptors in adult learning principles, while providing effective feedback to students.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd. bin Makmor Bakry

Faculty of Pharmacy

The National University of Malaysia

What does it really mean and what does it takes to be a preceptor to pharmacy students and postgraduate residents?
Becoming a preceptor is more than just assessing students for basic knowledge and teaching set objectives. Although these roles are definitely necessary, precepting can make a huge difference is the lives of future pharmacists, as well as preceptors’ job fulfillment. Being able to give students a glimpse into the daily life of a pharmacist and assisting them in assessing where their skills would be best suited is also the role of a preceptor. 

We open this opportunity for various professionals, including pharmacists, other health care professionals and industry and professional organisation leaders, to enhance precepting skills and confidence in serving as preceptor to students during their journey to becoming registered pharmacists during their pharmacy degrees.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zainol Akbar Zainal

Deputy Dean (Academic)

Faculty of Pharmacy

Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences

The preceptorship has proved to be a highly useful strategy for clinical education. It allows education to be individualised, links classroom knowledge to real patient management problems, and provides for role modeling as the student develops standards and strategies for practice.

The workshop will review the role expectations and role strain factors for student, faculty, and preceptor. Principles of clinical teaching will also be identified, followed by some strategies for teaching on busy days and useful suggestions for dealing with difficult situations and challenges during clinical attachments.

Dr. Izyan A. Wahab

Head of Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy Department

Faculty of Pharmacy

Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences


  • Local and international clinical pharmacy faculty members.

  • Experiential programme directors/ coordinators.

  • Clinical pharmacist and preceptors in all practice settings.