The Johns Hopkins Hospital is renowned for its innovative and progressive medicine. The history of over 125 years of care has developed the hospital's reputation around the world as one of the premier places to come for medical attention. The Johns Hopkins Hospital was the first teaching hospital in America and continues to be the most competitive and prestigious places for doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and others to train. The hospital has interns and residents from around the world in multiple forms and roles, and the entire facility operates out of a philosophy of education and innovation.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital has enjoyed a historic run as US News and Reports #1 hospital in the nation 21 out of 23 consecutive years and is the only hospital in Maryland to be ranked nationally in all 16 medical specialties.
That same sense of excellence is found in The Johns Hopkins Hospital's Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program. Here, within the historic walls of medicine's firsts, CPE students are exposed to invaluable opportunities not found in other, traditional hospitals. Students can expect to:
- Respond to emergent situations each evening on-call.
- Provide coverage for one of seven specialized Intensive Care Units.
- Attend any number of lectures from world leading educators in their chosen fields.
- Have access to one of the largest medical libraries in the world, and may elect to observe a surgery or autopsy, as part of their learning experience.
- Work alongside staff chaplains and other interdisciplinary team members in a fast-paced environment that works towards what is best, not only for the patients of the hospital, but also their families.
- Be challenged to examine their ministry approaches, their interpersonal postures, and personal and theological meaning making within a large institution.
Each CPE Program includes the fundamental elements of visiting patients, families, and hospital staff; writing and presenting those encounters within a peer group; rotating on the 24-hour on-call roster; participating in didactic seminars and workshops; actively joining the small group process; pursuing questions and concerns in clinical supervision; and reading and researching books and topics centered upon contemporary pastoral care and practice.Part-Time (Intern) students can expect the following responsibilities:
1. Eight hours of scheduled clinical time (in four-hour time blocks), providing spiritual care for patients in the hospital who request visits and responding to emergencies each week.
2. Approximately 3-4 hours written work each week.
3. Weekly group sessions, generally for five hours.
4. Twelve hour on-call sifts on weekends, Friday through Sunday.
5. One supervisory session every two weeks.
1. 40+ hour weeks, providing spiritual care for patients on assigned clinical areas and responding to emergent needs throughout the hospital.
2. Approximately 4-5 hours written work each week.
3. 5-7 presentations per training unit.
4. On-call rotation that may include a week day each week, and a weekend or holiday.
5. Group sessions twice weekly.
6. Supervisory sessions once weekly.