Education

Augusta University Health has a contract with Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center to offer Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) for military chaplains. We are one of four centers selected by the Department of Defense. The students minister in our Emergency Department from August through May.

The Department of Pastoral Care is a charter member of the CSRA CPE System. Each year 5 residents travel through the services of the health care system with one being assigned as a fulltime stipend resident. The program is fully accredited through the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE).

The Department of Pastoral Care participates in the teaching mission of the Medical Center at Augusta University through a series of lectures and faculty participation throughout the academic year. All five schools within the university participate.

Students and housestaff are welcome to accompany the chaplains on pastoral rounds or to take call with a chaplain. Academic electives (mini-CPE) are available for students who want to learn more about pastoral care in healthcare. Students and residents interested in becoming lay volunteer chaplains should speak with Dr. Flowers.

The Department has a library of teaching materials on clinical pastoral care, spiritual history taking, and related topics.

Related Links:

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)
Association of Professional Chaplains (APC)