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  • n. A period of practical experience and training for a student, especially of medicine or nursing, that is supervised by an expert or specialist in a particular field.

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  • n. The rank or role of preceptor.

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  • n. the position of preceptor


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preceptor +‎ -ship


  • - Forest Laboratories created "preceptorship" programs in which physicians were paid up to

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  • My first-ever experience with dentistry was during a preceptorship I had my senior year.

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  • The rep had recently spent a day doing a “preceptorship,” a practice in which a drug company pays doctors to let a rep shadow them while they see patients.

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  • He actually shadowed me for a week as a high school student five years ago, went off to college where he played Division 1 football for four years, somehow ended up in medical school instead of the NFL* and is now doing his first year primary care preceptorship with me.

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  • I wish I could be a fly on the barroom wall to hear him regale his buddies with his preceptorship experiences over a beer next week. posted by #1 Dinosaur @ 6:14 AM

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  • New grads,just don't let them put you in critical care situations w/o proper orientation,preceptorship and a good mentor.

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  • Willson, and after a little over a year under their preceptorship, during which time his remarkable talents attracted the attention of many, he was admitted to the bar, and almost immediately after receiving his diploma commenced the practice of his profession.

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  • One Ayscough, who had been preceptor to Prince George, and who had "not taught him to read English, though eleven years old," was about to be removed from the preceptorship.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 61, No. 376, February, 1847

  • Bowing unto the gods, and especially unto the Brahmanas, I then smilingly addressed Rama stationed for battle, saying, -- Although thou hast shown little regard for me, yet I have fully honoured thy preceptorship!

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 Books 4, 5, 6 and 7

  • All thy labour is vain, O son of Jamadagni, remembering thy old preceptorship, I am striving, O holy one, to gratify thee!

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 Books 4, 5, 6 and 7


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