Students participating in mandatory professional practicums gain work experience under the supervisor of an experienced registered or licensed professional (e.g. preceptor). These practicums or placements are typically linked to disciplines that require practice-based work experience for professional licensure or certification.
Practica are generally unpaid. Because the work is conducted in a supervised setting, students don't typically have their own workload or caseload.
Mandatory professional practicum program profiles
Students in the School of Pharmacy complete three eight-week rotations in one of 14 regions across Ontario to provide experience in a community pharmacy setting.
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