Preceptor Remuneration Policy

Becoming a Faculty Member

The success of Memorial University's Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education (UGME and PGME) programs is contingent on the exemplary clinical knowledge, skills and commitment of our faculty. With increased enrollment and changes in medical education, it is necessary for the Faculty of Medicine to send more learners to rural and regional locations.

Physicians who have a passion for teaching undergraduate and/or postgraduate learners from their rural and regional practice are encouraged to contact their discipline chair's office (Clinical Disciplines) to discuss how to become a clinical educator with the Faculty of Medicine.

Faculty Appointment
It is an accreditation standard that all preceptors hold a faculty appointment. Information, arrangements and support for faculty appointments is coordinated through the Discipline Chair's Office.

Preceptor Payments
Clinical Educators who are not full-time faculty members, or receive an annual stipend for teaching, are eligible for remuneration in return for teaching medical students and residents enrolled in Memorial University's UGME and PGME programs.

The Preceptor Remuneration Policy was approved January 5, 2016 by Senior Management Committee. This policy overviews the rates of payment for distributed faculty in distributed sites. Any questions can be sent to the Coordinator, Distributed Medical Education at  

The following form must be completed before remuneration payments are processed: 

Personal Information Form

Professional and Faculty Development 
The Faculty of Medicine regularly offers development workshops to faculty. The following is a sample of topics that can be developed into a workshop:

  • learning and teaching styles
  • giving effective feedback
  • completing in-training evaluation reports (ITERs)
  • producing effective and engaging lectures
  • using humour in your teaching
  • motivating students
  • reflecting on your own teaching
  • teaching with technology

Visit the Faculty Development and Professional Development webpages to learn more about programming opportunities available through the Faculty of Medicine.