Clinical experience during the Clinical Pastoral Education Residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota
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The Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota is a 12-month intensive program that provides three units of ACPE Clinical Pastoral Education. Each unit is approximately 13-weeks long with a one-month integration time following each unit.

Program highlights

Each CPE unit provides at least 100 hours of didactic/group process time coupled with 300 hours of clinical work with patients, families, and staff, fulfilling all the necessary accreditation standards for a unit of ACPE CPE. They are supervised by an Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Certified Educator.

Completion and certification

Upon successful completion of the Clinical Pastoral Education Residency, you receive a certificate of completion from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences and CPE units are duly registered with ACPE.

Resident graduates who have completed their theological education or have shown equivalency are eligible for certification with the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC/BCCI), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), the, and Neshama: National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC).

Accreditation information

The Clinical Pastoral Education Residency and Internship are accredited by Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), the gold standard in CPE.

This accrediting agency has authorized Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus, and Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, to carry on training programs under its auspices. The programs undergo annual evaluations and an intensive re-accreditation process regularly.

Mayo Clinic's Clinical Pastoral Education Residency is accredited by ACPE to offer Level I and Level II CPE training, as well as Certified Education training.

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

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