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UBC E-Tips Program

University of British Columbia (UBC) E-Tips training program for preceptors

When you click on the E-Tips link below you will be directed to a login page.

Select the option “login as a guest” and the program will open.

For information on computer requirements and login instructions you can access the instruction sheet here. For inquiries about E-Tips, please contact Rosemin Kassam at

We hope you find this useful for guiding your preceptorship. Topics covered include:

1. Preparing for the student
2. Applying principles of adult learning
3. Developing effective teaching skills
4. Fostering clinical reasoning
5. Giving constructive feedback
6. Evaluating student performance
7. Supporting the struggling student
8. Managing conflict resolution

The modules have been designed as stand-alone activities which can be completed within 15 to 30 minutes. E-Tips provides practical and interactive learning through the use of animations, quizzes, videos, and reflective exercises.

Access the UBC E-Tips training program:

E-Tips is been developed using by a multidisciplinary group of health educators and practitioners affiliated with the University of British Columbia in British Columbia, Canada:

Rosemin Kassam, B.Sc.Pharm., PharmD., ACPR (Project Lead)
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, School of Population and Public Health

Donna Drynan, M.Ed.
Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Elizabeth MacLeod, M.Sc.
Senior Instructor, UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences

Lois Neufeld, RN
Staff Development Educator, Penticton Regional Hospital, Interior Health Authority

Glynnis Tidball, M.Sc. (Audiology)
Project Co-ordinator, Practice Education Innovation Fund/BC Academic Health Council

Mona Kwong, BSc(Pharm), MSc
Clinical Specialist, Consultant and Preceptor, Howe Street Pharmacy and Burrard Pharmasave Health Centre

Funding for E-Tips was secured from the British Columbia Ministries of Health and Education, under the auspices of the British Columbia Academic Health Council. Quality assurance support is provided by Ms. Mona Kwong, on-going funding to house and maintain E-Tips is provided by Dr. Rosemin Kassam.

Papers describing the development of E-Tips are provided below for your reference: (1) Kassam R., MacLeod E., Kwong M., Tidball G., Collins J., Neufeld L., Drynan, D. “An interprofessional web-based resource for health professions preceptors.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2012; 76(9):Article 168. Available at: