Duration: August 16, 2021 - August 12, 2022

Program Information

This year-long, full-time, three-CPE unit Residency Program is offered for clergy, qualified lay persons and others interested in specialized training in spiritual care and preparation for professional chaplaincy. Residency applicants should note that the successful completion of a prior Level I CPE unit is a prerequisite for applying to the Residency Program. Residents are assigned to provide spiritual care to designated clinical units throughout the medical center, and also have the opportunity to learn about more acute or specialized areas through additional clinical rotations. Each resident should expect to be on call (in house) approximately five to six after-hours shifts per month (each average 6 - 12 hours) and cover holidays in rotation. Given the full-time commitment needed, it is not possible to be employed or take outside classes during the year.

Compensation and Benefits

Resident Chaplains receive compensation of $30,500. Benefits include: 
Opportunity to participate in Ohio State health care benefits
Sick and vacation time as accrued
Participation in OSU retirement programs
Department-paid parking costs
If ordained, designation of portion of stipend as clergy housing allowance
Full tuition scholarship

Residency Program Prerequisites and Requirements

Satisfactory completion of one previous accredited Level I unit of CPE required; graduate theological education (a Master of Divinity degree or graduate theological degree from an accredited theological seminary or its equivalent is preferred); and a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree.

Application Instructions

All individuals applying to our CPE Programs should use the ACPE application form. Applicants should make sure to answer all questions thoroughly and completely and attach appropriate supporting documents. All applications require a non-refundable $25.00 application fee (make checks payable to Wexner Medical Center Dept. of Chaplaincy and CPE); applications can be mailed or emailed to the Dept. of Chaplaincy and CPE. Residency applications may be submitted beginning November 15. All applications are reviewed although given the volume of applications, not all applicants are interviewed. Interviews are scheduled beginning in January and continue through the winter until the eight positions are filled.

For inquiries and to submit completed applications:
Department of Chaplaincy and CPE
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 
S594 Rhodes Hall
410 West 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1228
Phone: 614-293-8791
E-mail: CPE@osumc.edu


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