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Mercy Clinical Pastoral Education


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Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center offers Level I and Level II CPE as an Accredited Center for Clinical Pastoral Education by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)
1549 Clairmont Road, Suite 103
Decatur, Georgia 30033
404-320-1472
www.acpe.edu
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Interns


Types of Programs Offered:
  • Summer Unit 10.5 weeks (40 hrs/week)
  • Extended Unit October through (26 week; 17 hrs/week)

Tuition

  • $25 application fee
  • $100 acceptance fee
  • $550 tuition (first unit) (subsequent units $650 tuition)

Orientation

  • 4 days to hospital
  • Mentor system utilized

Medical Center

  • Level I Trauma
  • 7 different types of Intensive Care Units
  • Regional Heart and Vascular Center & Mercy Children's Hospital integrated into the campus

Pastoral Care Department

  • 24/7 coverage in 8-hour shifts

Holiday/Weekend Scheduling

  • During the CPE Unit, interns share coverage of weekend shifts and holiday shifts in rotation with staff chaplains, per diem chaplains, and other CPE students
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Residents


Types of Program Offered:
  • 12-month 3 Unit CPE residency
  • Stipend: $29,000 per year plus benefits
  • 15 Combined Time Off days (vacation + sick time)

Requirements

  • Previous completion of 1 basic unit of CPE
  • Connection to a faith group
  • Bachelor’s Degree essential
  • Masters level education in pastoral care/religious studies/theology preferred

Tuition

  • $25 application fee
  • $100 acceptance fee
  • $225 first unit
  • $325 subsequent units

Orientation

  • 4 days to hospital by Pastoral Care Department
  • 1-day Hospital Sponsored Orientation
  • Mentor system utilized

Medical Center

  • Level I Trauma
  • 7 different types of Intensive Care Units
  • Regional Heart and Vascular Center, Mercy Children's Hospital integrated into the campus

Pastoral Care Department

  • 24/7 coverage in 8-hour shifts on weekdays and weekends (7 fulltime, 3 part-time & per diem chaplains and a Director and a CPE Supervisor)

Holiday/Weekend Scheduling

  • Will share coverage of weekend shifts (minimum of four weekend shifts per month) and holiday shifts (work 3 of the 8 major holidays) in rotation with staff chaplains, per diem chaplains, and other CPE students during the year

Residency Project

  • Each Resident engages in researching, designing and implementing a project on some aspect of health care ministry during the yearlong program

Applications available on the ACPE website: www.acpe.edu. Mail application plus $25 application fee (made out to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center/CPE Dept.) to:

Kim L. McClung
Academic Program Specialist
CPE/Pastoral Care Department
Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center
2213 Cherry St
Toledo, OH 43608
419-251-4650
Kim_McClung@mhsnr.org

For more information, contact:
Stephen P. O'Brien, D. Min., BCC
ACPE Supervisor, Clinical Pastoral Education Program
2213 Cherry St.
Toledo, OH  43608
419-251-8609
Stephen_O'Brien@mhsnr.org

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