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  • Clergy, seminarians, members of religious orders, and lay persons are eligible to apply for this 400-hour clinical education experience. It occurs in the context of the following:

    • individual learning goals set and evaluated by the student
    • ministry to patients, families, and staff on a clinical assignment
    • evening/night and weekend on call coverage
    • peer learning and reflection through supervised meetings with a CPE student peer group
    • seminars include critical reflection on students' clinical material, didactic instruction, theological reflection and integration, and open group with a focus on interpersonal dynamics
    • personal and professional reflection facilitated by a CPE supervisor
    • mid-unit and final evaluation of students' learning and of the program

    Students may arrange academic credit with the seminary or graduate school of their choice.

  • Clinical Sites

    If you take CPE at an Allina Health CPE Center site, you will be engaged in meaningful, challenging ministry as part of a strong Spiritual Care Department and an interdisciplinary model of health care. Interns function with a high degree of autonomy and accountability and have the support to take risks and make mistakes as part of their learning process. The following are the clinical sites and assignment opportunities:

    expand to learn moreAbbott Northwestern Hospital

    expand to learn moreMercy Hospital

    expand to learn moreSt. Francis Regional Medical Center

    expand to learn moreUnited Hospital

    expand to learn moreAllina Health Hospice

  • For more information

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