Our current admission priorities for the Year-long Residency are as follows:
A prior unit of ACPE Certified CPE is recommended, but not required, before applying to the Year-long Residency Program. Students who have prior ACPE Certified CPE units will be required to commit to a full residency year. We expect you to honor any agreements you make to complete a full year of training and stay until your program ends.
Yes, our stipend is approximately $34,632 per year plus paid on-calls, basic medical, dental, and vision benefits for you and your family.
No, CPMC does not have a housing aid department. Please make sure you have an understanding of the San Francisco Bay Area real estate and rental housing market before applying to CPMC.
An application fee of $30.00 is paid by check (made out to Sutter Bay Hospitals) when the application is submitted.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the reading of their application within 30 days of receipt of their application to our office.
ACPE Certified CPE is a process-based learning experience. The primary text for the unit is the student’s own personhood. Our objective is to teach you to become a student of your own life. The second primary text for the unit is the lives of patients who are “living human documents” under your care. Students learn from patients about themselves, the human condition and the way religion and spirituality informs both. Some readings in printed form may also be assigned within the context of individual units. We loan out books and materials needed for your program.
Decisions about clinical assignments are made in consultation with the department director, the student's educator, and peer group. We carefully consider each individual’s preferences and learning needs before making final decisions.
Typically we have up to five students in any one unit.
You are encouraged to take public transportation. There are shuttles between two BART stations and the Van Ness and Mission Bernal campuses. There are parking garages on all of the CPMC campuses. The garages charge a per-hour rate and the average daily rate is $30. A monthly parking plan is available, but may require being put on a waitlist.
Our Spiritual Care department offers 24-hour, 7 day a week on call access to a chaplain for patients, visitors or staff on any of our four hospital campuses. Each day one of our students or staff chaplains holds the on call pager for a 24-hour shift. This means that he or she is responsible for ensuring that every call for chaplaincy services during that period receives a timely response. We provide a sleep room for the chaplain on call. A resident student averages three on call shifts per month. Staff chaplains and residents sign up and are expected to rotate the hospital holiday on call shifts.
Covenant Groups also referred to as Process Groups or Interpersonal Relations Groups (IPR) are supervised weekly group sessions in which students practice offering and receiving feedback in a context of support, clarification and challenge. These group sessions are designed to help students develop self-awareness, offer spiritual care and cultivate ministry skills.
The curriculum of ACPE Certified CPE units at CPMC is designed to develop personal, theological, spiritual and professional competencies. Our program is fully accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE) and is conducted in compliance with ACPE’s Manuals and Standards, which may be read at www.acpe.edu. In each individual ACPE certified unit, you can expect at least 100 hours of educational or “classroom” time and a minimum of 300 hours of supervised clinical care that you provide to our patients, families and staff. Our faculty draws upon their own faith traditions, pastoral care experience and learning theories to guide their approach to education, ministry and supervision.
Our classes are held at our Davies campus. Clinical assignments can be on any of the CPMC campuses: Van Ness, Davies or Mission Bernal.
Check-ups, screenings and sick visits for adults and children.
Expertise and advanced technologies in all areas of medicine.
For serious accidents, injuries and conditions that require immediate medical care.
After-hours, weekend and holiday services.
Convenient walk-in care clinics for your non-urgent health needs.