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Fall 2021 CPE Intern Program

Wednesday, September 8 – Friday, December 17

Clinical Pastoral Education at UK HealthCare is accredited to provide Level I & Level II CPE and Certified Educator Candidate CPE by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (, 55 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Suite 835, Atlanta, GA 30308; Tel: 404-320-1472; Fax: 404-320-0849).

Each unit of CPE is designed to help persons grow in providing compassionate spiritual care in an inter-faith environment through immersion in direct-care service and reflective learning processes that facilitate personal and professional development for ministry.  CPE students  may be seminary or graduate-level ministry students, seasoned clergy or lay leaders interested in deepening self-awareness, effective spiritual caregiving and  learning more about the specialized ministry of health care chaplaincy.

Working collaboratively throughout this 945-patient bed academic health center that includes Level I adult & pediatric trauma care, numerous advanced care specializations and healthcare colleges dedicated to holistic patient-centered care, the CPE Center at  UK HealthCare is an ideal context for strengthening in the art and practice of spiritual care.

  • The program

    • Total Program: 15 weeks/28 hours weekly (+ writing & reading assignments).
    • Cost: $750 tuition (includes campus parking permit, drug & background check; does not include cost to acquire prequesite immunizations if needed).
    • Orientation: All day first two weeks.
    • Group Schedule: 8 hours/weekly (two weekday afternoons). 
    • Clinical Care Service: 20 hours/weekly—can consider days, evening & weekend hours.
    • Meets ACPE standards that a unit of CPE be a 400+ hour program with at least 100 hours in education and the balance in clinical care service. 
  • Applications

    • Application Fee: $25       
    • Application Deadline:  Monday July 5, 2021*

    *Applications are processed as received. Positions are limited and may be filled prior to or after deadline.  Please inquire on availability of positions prior to submission of application.  A standard ACPE CPE application is located at under the link, “resources.”  Applicants to this Center can generally expect to be contacted within two weeks of receiving application fee ($25) and completed written materials. Acceptance to program is determined following an on-site, in-person interview. 

  • Submissions

    Submit application and $25 application fee by mail to:

    Rev. Dr. Cam Holzer, DMin, BCC, ACPE Certified Educator
    UK HealthCare Pastoral Care Services
    1000 S. Limestone; Room #A.00.115
    Lexington, KY 40536-0293

    Or email to (if e-mailing please mail your $25 application fee). For more information, contact, CPE Educator’s Office at 859-323-4140 or UK HealthCare Pastoral Care Services at 859-323-5301