Become a Preceptor

The Structured Practice Experience (SPE) Program is an integral component of the course of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree at Memorial University. Many of our alumni already act as preceptors. It is a rewarding way to stay connected with the school and with the entire pharmacy community.

The program's purpose is to have students observe and practice the skills necessary to become a pharmacist. It is intended to bridge the gap between the academic study of pharmacy and the practice of pharmacy.

Under the direct supervision of pharmacist preceptors, students are given the opportunity to apply their university-gained knowledge and training to deal with patients and practice situations in order to achieve proficiency and competency in performing the functions of a pharmacist.

For further information, please contact:

Wanda Spurrell
Structured Practice Experience (SPE) Coordinator
Rm. H3442, Health Sciences Centre
St. John's, NL Canada A1C 5S7
Phone: (709) 777-6498
Fax. (709) 777-7044

Please note: Please note: with the introduction of the Doctor of Pharmacy program, the Structured Practice Experience (SPE) Program will become the Pharmacy Practice Experience (PPE) Program. The first PPE will take place in the summer of 2019.


School of Pharmacy

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000