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We begin receiving applications October 1 for the residency beginning in the following year. Interviews typically begin after December 1 and continue until programs are filled, typically around March.

Learn about the application process.

2021-2022 Residency - An immediate residency position is available at United Hospital, St. Paul.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital: August 30, 2021 to September 2, 2022

United Hospital: August 30, 2021 to September 2, 2022

Contact to express interest. 

Residency program descriptions

Allina Health CPE Residency Programs at Abbott Northwestern and United hospitals

Our programs include four units of ACPE-accredited clinical pastoral education and offers advanced, specialized training in clinical spiritual care, emphasizing spiritual/theological integration, ethical reflection, and leadership in spiritual care. 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


2020-2021 12 month residency program salary rates are $35,568 plus compensation for scheduled on-call coverage


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


$750 for the first unit; $250 for each subsequent unit. A $375 security deposit is required within two weeks of being accepted. This non-refundable deposit is applied to the first unit’s 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.