The Preceptor of the Year Award recognizes a preceptor who has made a significant contribution to the education of PharmD students in the USask EL Program. Preceptors are nominated by students.


Students are asked to describe how the preceptor demonstrates the following traits in their nomination:

A commitment to facilitation of student learning through activities such as frequent feedback, encouragement, establishment of specific goals and expectations and authentic learning activities
Enthusiasm for the role of preceptor and working with students
Guidance and support to help students achieve the required competencies
Effective communication and collaboration with the student
A high standard of professionalism and excellent role model for the student


Eligible Preceptors

Preceptors of IPPE (PHAR 185, 285) and APPE (PHAR 481, 482, 484, 484) rotations
Preceptors from all practice settings (e.g., community, hospital, and specialty)
The nominee must have directly supervised the student who is nominating them within the most recent academic year

Ineligible Preceptors

Immersion (PHAR 188, 288, 388) preceptors
Service learning (PHAR 189) preceptors/coordinators
Individuals who hold tenure track faculty appointments
Winners of this award in the previous three years

Past Recipients


Congratulations to Mike Shotter, Senior Pharmacist at Cypress Regional Hospital, on being awarded the 2022-2023 Preceptor of the Year Award.

Check out our feature article about Mike to learn more.

Previous Years

2022-2023 Mike Shotter
2021-2022 Not awarded
2020-2021 Not awarded
2019-2020 Not awarded
2018-2019 Aleta Schellenberg
2017-2018 Matthew Walliser