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Important Program Dates

Program: Summer Intern 2014 - Hospital Based & Urban Ministry

    Dates: May 27 - August 8, 2014
    Tuition: $370.00
    Honorarium for each 24 hour on-call shift - $150
    Benefits: On-call meal tickets, pharmacy discounts, free parking,
    Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
    20 hours weekly on clinical area
    Educational Requirements
    24 hour in house on-call rotations, usually 6 to 8 shifts
    At least two 8 hour shifts for computer generated Chaplain Orders
    Applications reviewed starting: September 2013

Program: Extended Intern Fall 2014 – Hospital Based & Urban Ministry

    Dates: August 27 - December 10, 2014
    Tuition: $370.00
    Honorarium for each 24 hour on-call shift - $150
    Benefits: On-call meal tickets, pharmacy discounts, free parking.
    Mondays 8:00 am to 4:30 pm for approximately 17 weeks
    12-15 hours weekly on clinical area
    Educational Requirements
    24 hour in-house on-call rotation, usually 6 to 8 shifts each unit
    At least two 8 hour shifts for computer generated Chaplain Orders
    Applications reviewed starting: June 2014

Program: Extended Intern Spring 2015 – Hospital Based & Urban Ministry

    Dates: January 5 – May 4, 2015
    Tuition: $370.00
    Honorarium for each 24 hour on-call shift - $150
    Benefits: On-call meal tickets, pharmacy discounts, free parking.
    Mondays 8:00 am to 4:30 pm for approximately 17 weeks
    12-15 hours weekly on clinical area
    Educational Requirements
    24 hour in-house on-call rotation, usually 6 to 8 shifts each unit
    At least two 8 hour shifts for computer generated Chaplain Orders
    Applications reviewed starting: September 2014

Program: Residency 2015 – 2016

    Dates: August 24, 2015 – August 22, 2016
    Positions Available: Six
    Prerequisites:
          1. Master’s Degree from an accredited theological seminary
          2. Successful completion of at least one unit of accredited CPE
    Tuition: $270.00 each unit, 3 CPE units for the year
    Stipend: Yes, approximately $30,500
    Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Free Parking, 26 Paid
          Days Off, On-call meal tickets, Pharmacy and meal discounts,
          Free parking
    Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
    20 hours weekly on clinical areas
    24 hour in-house on-call rotations, 2 to 3 shifts per month
    Educational Requirements
    Application Deadline: December 1, 2014

Additional Information:

  • Students seeking academic course credit for CPE should contact their seminary / divinity school registrar for information and guidance.
  • Tuition is payable to WakeMed Department of Spiritual Care. A limited number of tuition scholarships are available.
  • Applications are reviewed as they are received with some consideration given to group composition. Interested students are encouraged to apply early.
  • The Residency program consists of three units of CPE over the one year period.
  • Information is subject to change. Contact Spiritual Care at 919.350.8556 for the most updated information.

CPE Application: Download Application

There is a $10.00 application fee for all CPE programs at WakeMed. Please send the completed application and a check to WakeMed Department of Spiritual Care to:

    WakeMed Health & Hospitals
    Department of Spiritual Care
    3000 New Bern Avenue
    Raleigh, NC 27610

If applications are sent electronically, please mail the $10.00 application fee. Questions may be answered by calling 919-350-8556 or by email to Mary Ann Poythress.