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Apply for the Clinical Pastoral Education Program

For information regarding the UVM Medical Center CPE Program contact us at:

Clinical Pastoral Education
Spiritual Care department (145BA1)
UVM Medical Center
111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
802-847-5026 (office)

Contact Person
Rev. John T. Crabb, SJ- Director of Clinical Pastoral Education and Manager of Spiritual Care:

Application Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Admission interview
  • Basic college degree (BA or BS)
  • Adequate background in theology to participate in theological reflection
  • Ability to reflect on ministry and learn from experiences
  • Ability to participate in an adult learning model
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check and health screening as required by Employee Health


To be considered for the Clinical Pastoral Education program, please download and print our application and reference forms below. Send the reference forms directly to those who know you. Inform them to send the form directly to Fr. Jack Crabb, SJ at the above address. We will schedule an interview when your application is complete.

Mail your completed application to the Director of Clinical Pastoral Education at address listed above.

Who May Enroll

The UVM Medical Center CPE program has seen seminarians ordained ministers, lay men and women, religious sisters, nurses and social workers enrolled in our program. Many faiths have been represented. Some will enroll in CPE as a requirement from their ordination body. Others desire to follow a career as a chaplain. Still others sign up for CPE for a personal growth experience or to discern a ministry direction.

Application Documents

Application Form [PDF]

Reference Letter [PDF]