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  • 2019-20 Residency - accepting applications

    We will begin receiving applications October 1 for the 2019-20 residency year. Interviews will begin after December 1 and will continue until programs are filled, typically around March.  Learn about the application process.

    Abbott Northwestern Hospital: August 26, 2019 to September 1, 2020

    Mercy Hospital: August 26, 2019 to June 1, 2020

    United Hospital: August 26, 2019 to June 1, 2020

    Residency program descriptions

    Allina CPE Residency Programs at Abbott Northwestern, United and Mercy Hospitals

    Our programs include three units of ACPE-accredited clinical pastoral education and offers advanced, specialized training in clinical pastoral care, emphasizing spiritual/theological integration, ethical reflection, and pastoral leadership. Residents experience clinical assignments that provide in-depth exposure to specialty areas, enabling each student to become an integral part of the health care team.

    Salary and benefits


    Part of salary may be designated as non-taxable housing if ordained or commissioned.

    2018-2019 residency program salary rates are as follows:

    • Abbott Northwestern Hospital (12 month program): $32,096 plus compensation for scheduled on-call coverage
    • Mercy and United Hospitals (9 month programs): $24,072 plus compensation for scheduled on-call coverage


    Medical and dental insurance; paid time off, tuition reimbursement for continuing education


    $375 for each unit (A $375 security deposit is required within 2 weeks of being accepted. This non-refundable deposit is applied to the first unit tuition.)

    To apply

    Complete the Allina Health CPE Center application and/or visit the to apply section.

    When applying, please include all previous CPE final evaluations.