2020-21 Residency - no longer accepting applications

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.

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

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

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.