Clinical Pastoral Education Residency (Minnesota)
The Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Residency Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester is a 12-month intensive program, providing four quarters of clinical pastoral training. Each quarter is approximately 11 weeks long, with a one-week break between quarters.
Each quarter provides at least 400 hours of supervised clinical education and fulfills all the necessary accreditation standards.
The Clinical Pastoral Education programs at Mayo Clinic in Rochester are accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission on Certification and Accreditation (USCCB).
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
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Decatur, Georgia 30033
USCCB Commission on Certification and Accreditation
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St. Francis, Wisconsin 53235-3702
These accrediting agencies have authorized the Mayo Clinic's hospitals in Rochester, (i.e., Rochester Methodist Hospital and Saint Marys Hospital) 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 Program is accredited to offer Level I and Level II ACPE training.
Mayo Clinic is also accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission.
Higher Learning Commission
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Clinical pastoral education residents learn and practice at Rochester Methodist Hospital and Saint Marys Hospital, both part of Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
Graduation and Certification
When you successfully complete the Clinical Pastoral Education Residency Program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Mayo Clinic, 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 will include eight-hour days, five days per week.
Residents work with Mayo Chaplain Services' staff to provide on-call ministry for the inpatient and outpatient services of Mayo Clinic. You will 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 six individuals to the Clinical Pastoral Education Residency Program. Therefore, class sizes and clinical groups are small and one-on-one instruction is provided.