About Our CPE Programs Our Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program is a comprehensive program that integrates peer review, supervisory evaluation, and personal reflection. As a student in our program, your learning will be facilitated through intense involvement with persons in need, feedback from peers and teachers, and closely guided personal and theological reflection. This action-reflection model of learning will help you to develop a new awareness of yourself and those to whom you minister. Plus, as part of an interdisciplinary care team, you will apply learned theory with your own personal and pastoral experience as you minister to patients, families, and staff. You will be encouraged to use your own personal experience as a resource for ministry. Your learning will be enhanced through active participation in educational conferences, interdisciplinary meetings, and grand rounds. Our program offers you the opportunity to learn and work at Strong Memorial Hospital or Rochester General Hospital (intern-extended). Strong: Is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of "America's Best Hospitals" Has been awarded the National Research Corporation's "Consumer Choice Award" for over 20 years Has the only Heart Transplant Program in Western New York Is recognized as a UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) transplant center for liver, intestine, and renal transplantation Provides a regional pediatric multiorgan transplant program for children throughout Western New York, including Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and the Southern Tier Provides a Kessler Burn and Trauma Center for residents in the Western New York and Finger Lakes regions Rochester General: #1 in New York State for Cardiac Care and Heart Attack Treatment CareChex – Comparison (the Delta Group), 2011-2014 #2 in New York State for Overall Hospital Care CareChex – Comparison (the Delta Group), 2014 Magnet Hospital since 2006, American Nurses Credentialing Center Various specialties have been singled out as among the best in the nation, including among the top 100 heart hospitals, bariatric, cancer, and stroke care. Intern Programs We offer two single unit intern programs for Level 1 & 2 CPE students. Each program combines training and clinical experience. On-call rotation and supervised patient care is required. Extended Unit CPE Program: Single unit Starts annually: late September through early April Tuition: $650 Application fee: $35 Application deadline: May 30, 2016 How to Apply Intensive Unit (Summer): 11-week Intensive Summer unit programs start annually in late May Tuition: $650 Application fee: $35 Application deadline: March 31, 2016 How to Apply CPE Residency Program Our full-time CPE Residency Program meets some of the requirements for Chaplain certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains. We accept up to five (5) CPE Residents each year. The program offers: 4 units credit One-year program of study & experience beginning annually in early September On-call rotation 10 hours scheduled group education 30 hours supervised patient care Stipend: $27,000 Resident benefits: Single/family health insurance Free parking Application fee: $35 No tuition Application deadline: May 1, 2016 In accordance with ACPE requirements, students applying for entry into our full-time CPE Residency Program should demonstrate successful completion of some theological study or seminary education. Our admissions process includes review of a written application, reference checks, an interview, and the demonstrated ability to participate in CPE. How to Apply You may apply for any one of our CPE programs by downloading an application form from the ACPE Website. The address is: Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. One West Court Suite 325 Decatur, GA 30033 You may submit your application as an attachment to the Chaplaincy Services email or via U.S. Mail to: University of Rochester Medical Center 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 304 Rochester, NY 14642 Application Tips Remember to include full names, addresses, and phone numbers for each professional, academic, and personal reference. Remember to enclose a check/money order for $35 made out to "Strong Memorial Hospital" for your Application Fee The application form requires a fair amount of information, so plan enough time for completion and submission. Remember to sign and date your application. Additional information is required for international applicants. Please follow the application instructions carefully. Faculty While enrolled in any of our CPE programs you will receive supervision and guidance from our ACPE-certified supervisors: Rev. Robin Franklin Rev. William ("Bill") Reynolds You will also learn from personal reflection, peers, patients, medical staff, and participation in ethics meetings and educational conferences. We look forward to receiving your application!