Intensive Preceptorship Program

Program Overview

The Intensive Preceptorship is a continuing professional development program for physicians and nurse practitioners in health authorities in British Columbia. This program supports the professional growth and development of practitioners wishing to expand the scope of their primary care practice and to achieve competence and confidence in providing the best possible care to patients with HIV/AIDS. On successful completion of the program, trainees will have acquired competence and confidence to provide the primary care management of HIV positive patients.

Intensive Preceptorship Program


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Program Structure:

Consists of three modules: Module 1: Self-directed online learning (HIV Treatment and Management online course) Module 2: Five days of clinical rotations in HIV primary care and other specialist clinics at St. Paul’s Hospital and lunch hour case discussions with HIV experts Module 3: Mentorship For complete details on the Intensive Preceptorship Program, please read our program outline.

program outline


Program Director:

Val Montessori MD, FRCPC
Head, Division of Infectious Diseases, St. Paul’s Hospital;
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of British Columbia;
Associate Medical Director, Immunodeficiency Clinic,BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Mainpro+ Credits:

This 2-credit-per-hour Group learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 50 Mainpro+ Credits


To apply for the Intensive Preceptorship Program, please let your employer or Health Authority know of your interest in this program. The recommendation of a supervisor or contact from your employment or Health Authority is necessary to apply. To find out if your health authority participates in this program, please contact BC-CfE Clinical Education and Training at:

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