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CPE: Clinical Opportunities and Placements


SUMMER INTERNSHIPS:

Full-time for eleven weeks from early June through mid-August.
Earn one unit of credit in Clinical Pastoral Education.

Placements available:

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

RESIDENCIES:

Tier I - Clinical Pastoral Education: September through May.
Earn three units of CPE credit. Full-time, stipended.
Usually one unit of CPE is required for admission.

Placements available:

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Tier II - Supervisory Education - For certification as an ACPE Supervisor. This is a multiple-year program.
Usually four previous units of CPE are required. Positions are offered as available.

Tier II students participate in the Eastern Pennsylvania Institute for Clinical Supervision on a weekly basis. Supervisory students and ACPE students from the area also participate.

Placements available:

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Other contracted sites considered by request

EXTENDED (PART-TIME) UNITS:

Late afternoon and evening meeting times

Placements available:

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
One unit, running September-May

Pennsylvania Hospital
Two units, running September-February and March-August

All students are invited to participate in special seminars which span the campuses.


PLACEMENT SITES:

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), located at 34th and Spruce, is a 720-bed teaching hospital and Level I Trauma Center. It is a primary teaching site for the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Among the specialties are medical/surgical intensive care, psychiatry, oncology, cardiology, OB/GYN, neonatology, and organ transplantation. Students share night and weekend duty as on-call chaplain at the hospital. Founded in 1847, HUP was the nation's first university teaching hospital. It is located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. It has had an active CPE program since 1985.


Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH), located at 8th and Spruce, is the oldest hospital in the United States, founded several years prior to HUP . It is rich in tradition as well as rich in cutting edge medicine. The first CPE program began at PAH in the fall of 1998.