Clinical Pastoral Education Residency (Minnesota)
The Clinical Pastoral Education Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is a nine-month intensive program providing three units of clinical pastoral training. Each unit is approximately 11 weeks long with a one-week break between quarters.
Each unit provides at least 400 hours of supervised clinical education and fulfills all the necessary accreditation standards.
The Clinical Pastoral Education Residency is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Commission on Certification and Accreditation.
- Association for Clinical Pastoral Education
1549 Clairmont Road, Suite 103
Decatur, GA 30033
- Phone: 404-320-1472
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- USCCB Commission on Certification and Accreditation
3211 South Lake Drive, Suite 317
St. Francis, WI 53235-3702
- Phone: 414-486-0139
- Email: email@example.com
These accrediting agencies have authorized Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus, and Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, to carry on training programs under their auspices. The programs undergo annual evaluations and an intensive reaccreditation process regularly.
Mayo Clinic's Clinical Pastoral Education Residency is accredited to offer Level I and Level II ACPE training.
See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.
Clinical pastoral education residents learn and practice at both the Saint Marys campus and Methodist campus, which are part of Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester.
Graduation and certification
When you successfully complete the Clinical Pastoral Education Residency, you receive a certificate of completion from Mayo School of Health Sciences.
Graduates are eligible for certification with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, the Association of Professional Chaplains or the Jewish Chaplains Association.
For the majority of the classroom instruction, your learning schedule includes eight-hour days, five days a week.
Residents work with Mayo Chaplain Services' staff to provide on-call ministry for the inpatient and outpatient services of Mayo Clinic. You participate in all service shifts, including days, evenings, nights and weekend on-call coverage. Worship and preaching opportunities are part of the weekend schedule.
Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits three individuals to the Clinical Pastoral Education Residency. Therefore, class sizes and clinical groups are small, and one-on-one instruction is provided.