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Clinical Pastoral Education Residency (Level II)

Clinical Pastoral Education Residency (Level II)

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The Clinical Pastoral Education Residency at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a 54-week, Association for Clinical Pastoral Education-accredited program that offers continuing specialty training in clinical pastoral care. Five full-time positions are available.

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Program Details

The Clinical Pastoral Education Residency is designed for individuals who are pursuing a specialized vocation in professional pastoral care (e.g., chaplaincy, congregational care). These residents have successfully completed a master’s degree at an accredited seminary and a clinical pastoral education internship. Under the direction of highly trained clinical pastoral education supervisors, the residency attends to residents’ development of advanced pastoral care-giving skills, interdisciplinary and teamwork functioning and crisis ministry competency.

The program begins in mid-August and concludes Aug. 31 of the following year, and has a stipend and benefits package.

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Applicants must submit a completed application along with a $10 deposit made payable to Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The application form is available online through the ACPE website.

Applicants must also submit a copy of the clinical pastoral education supervisor’s evaluation of their intern unit, a copy of the student’s self-evaluation of their intern unit, and a written paragraph stating the student’s rationale, intent and goals in pursuing a clinical pastoral education residency.

Applications are accepted throughout the year, with interviews beginning in January.

The admission interview will be conducted by a clinical pastoral education supervisor or other qualified person. Applicants are expected to be involved in religious ministry or in seminary. Acceptance decisions will be made after completion of the admission process.

Applications should be sent to:

Pastoral Services
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, H118
P.O. Box 850
Hershey, PA  17033

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Tuition is $285 per unit. There is a non-refundable deposit due upon acceptance. This deposit will be deducted from the balance of the first unit. Payment is due by the first day of each unit.

The finance department will invoice trainees.

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This program is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.

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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, H118
P.O. Box 850
Hershey, PA  17033

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