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preceptor

[pri-sep-ter, pree-sep-] /prɪˈsɛp tər, ˈpri sɛp-/
noun
1.
an instructor; teacher; tutor.
2.
the head of a school.
3.
the head of a preceptory.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin praeceptor. See precept, -tor
Related forms
preceptorate
[pri-sep-ter-it] /prɪˈsɛp tər ɪt/ (Show IPA),
noun
preceptorial
[pree-sep-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌpri sɛpˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
preceptoral, adjective
preceptorially, adverb
preceptorship, noun
subpreceptor, noun
subpreceptoral, adjective
subpreceptorate, noun
subpreceptorial, adjective
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Examples from the web for preceptorship
  • They are arranged under local clinical, internship, preceptorship relationships.
  • The preceptorship must be accomplished within six months following completion of the applicant's nursing education program.
  • Submit proof of completion of one year of training in an approved preceptorship or residency program.
British Dictionary definitions for preceptorship

preceptor

/prɪˈsɛptə/
noun
1.
(US) a practising physician giving practical training to a medical student
2.
the head of a preceptory
3.
(rare) a tutor or instructor
Derived Forms
preceptorate, noun
preceptorial (ˌpriːsɛpˈtɔːrɪəl), preceptoral, adjective
preceptorship, noun
preceptress, noun:feminine
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Word Origin and History for preceptorship
n.

1764, from preceptor + -ship.

preceptor

n.

early 15c., "tutor, instructor" (earliest reference might be to "expert in the art of writing"), from Latin praeceptor "teacher, instructor," agent noun from praecipere (see precept). Medical training sense attested from 1803.

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preceptorship in Medicine

preceptorship pre·cep·tor·ship (prĭ-sěp'tər-shĭp')
n.
A period of practical experience and training for a student, especially of medicine or nursing, that is supervised by an expert or a specialist in a particular field.

preceptor pre·cep·tor (prĭ-sěp'tər, prē'sěp'tər)
n.
An expert or a specialist, such as a physician, who gives practical experience and training to a student, especially of medicine or nursing.

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