Important Program Dates

Program: Extended Intern Fall 2016 - Hospital Based & Urban Ministry

  • Dates: August 22 – December 12, 2016
  • Tuition: $375.00 (in addition to $10.00 application fee)
  • Honorarium for each on-call shift: $75 for each 12 hour shift
  • Benefits: On-call meal tickets, pharmacy discounts, free parking
  • Schedule: Mondays, 8:00am to 4:30pm for approximately 17 weeks

Unit Requirements:

  • 12-15 hours weekly on clinical area / urban ministry site
  • Completion of Educational Requirements
  • On-Call Rotations, usually 10-12 (twelve hour shifts) each unit
  • Assistance with Spiritual Care Consults/Needs f(Saturday or Sunday, 6 hour shift on a rotating basis)
  • Applications are currently being reviewed.

Program: Extended Intern Spring 2017 – Hospital Based & Urban Ministry

  • Dates: January 9 – May 1, 2017
  • Tuition: $375.00 (in addition to $10.00 application fee)
  • Honorarium for each on-call shift: $75 for each 12 hour shift
  • Benefits: On-call meal tickets, pharmacy discounts, free parking
  • Schedule: Mondays, 8:00am to 4:30pm for approximately 17 weeks

Unit Requirements:

  • 12-15 hours weekly on clinical area / urban ministry site
  • Completion of Educational Requirements
  • On-Call Rotations, usually 10-12 (twelve hour shifts) each unit
  • Assistance with Spiritual Care Consults/Needs (Saturday or Sunday, 6 hour shift on a rotating basis)
  • Applications reviewed starting: September 2016

Program: Summer Intern 2017 – Hospital Based & Urban Ministry

  • Dates: May 29 – August 11, 2017 (Orientation: May 29 - June 2, 2017)
  • Tuition: $375.00
  • Honorarium for each on-call shift: $75 for each 12 hour shift
  • Benefits: On-call meal tickets, pharmacy discounts, free parking
  • Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm

Unit Requirements:

  • 20 hours weekly on clinical area / urban ministry site
  • Completion of Educational Requirements
  • On-Call Rotations, usually 10 twelve hour shifts
  • Assistance with Spiritual Care Consults/Needs (Saturday or Sunday, 6 hours shift on a rotating basis
  • Applications reviewed starting January 2017

Program: Residency 2017-2018

  • Dates: August 21, 2017 – August 21, 2018
  • Positions Available: 6
  • Prerequisites: Master’s Degree from an accredited theological seminary, college or university; Successful completion of at least one unit of accredited CPE
  • Tuition: $275.00 each unit, 3 CPE units for the year
  • Stipend: Yes, approximately $31,500
  • Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, free parking, 26 paid days off, on-call meal tickets, and pharmacy discounts
  • Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm

Unit Requirements:

  • 20 hours weekly on clinical areas
  • On-call rotations, 2-3 shifts per month
  • Completion of Educational Requirements
  • Application deadline: December 1, 2016

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 (made out 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.