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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center CPE Program


Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center CPE Program

The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center CPE Program is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), Inc. to offer Level I, Level II and Supervisory Education.  ACPE, Inc. is recognized as an accredited agency in the field of clinical pastoral education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, through the U.S. Department of Education.

Bayview offers two part time programs:  a medical center based program and a community based program.

The part-time program offers a flexible schedule for those seeking to learn more about chaplaincy in a hospital and to develop pastoral skills. Typically, four to six students are accepted into this program, which lasts for six months. The groups meet weekly for lectures, discussion and student presentations. Each student is responsible for on-call coverage of the hospital and eight hours of direct patient care each week. The hours of patient care visitation often can be negotiated so that students may integrate this program into their regular work schedule. This program is recommended for persons with ministry experience who are unable to leave their current employment, and who have an expressed interest in chaplaincy and pastoral skill development.

Pre-requisites include: Graduation from an accredited college, a completed application form and fee, an interview with a qualified interviewer, and eligibility to be a volunteer at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Program Component

Medical Center Based

Community Based

Spring 2014 Unit

Fall 2014 Unit  

March 26, 2014 - August 8, 2014

September 2, 2014 - March 1, 2015


September 4, 2014 - May 17, 2015 

Class Schedule

Wednesday- 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Thursday- 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Ministry Opportunities

Medical center inpatient units, including intensive care, emergency department, medical and surgical, gynecology and pediatric.

8 hours per week

Combination of settings: The CPE intern will have a community assignment as well as an assignment in the medical center.

8 hours per week


12 hours for 12 weekend days during the CPE unit

12 hours for 5 weekend days during the CPE unit


$725 per CPE unit

$725 per CPE unit

Bayview offers a full-time summer program which is medical center based.  The summer program for 2014 is accepting applications and will be doing admissions through a rolling acceptance process.  The start date for this summer program will be May 27, 2014, with the unit ending on August 10, 2014.

In order to apply to any of our CPE programs, you must complete two items:

  1. A completed application, which includes each essay question, and previous supervisors' and student's Final Evaluations, if applicable.  You may submit your application by mail or electronically.
  2. Payment in full of the $50 non-refundable application fee.

To mail in your application, please include an application fee and send to:

The Department of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy
Ms Andrea Fitz - Application Enclosed
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
5300 Alpha Commons Dr., Suite 234
Baltimore, MD 21224

You may email your application materials to the Ms Andrea Fitz at  If you select this form of submission, you must ensure that payment of the $50 application fee follows in a timely fashion.  Applications for the Fall 2015 programs are being accepted.

Please direct questions regarding the application process to Ms Fitz or by telephone at 410-550-7569.