Chaplain Resident I and II Program

Chaplain Resident

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Department of Spiritual Care offers a residency program in Clinical Pastoral Education.  Applicants for the Chaplain Resident positions who are applying for a one-year residency (three units of CPE) may apply three to five months prior to the start date of the program. Our year-long Resident program occurs from May through May of the following year. Deadline for applying to the Chaplain Resident program is January 31st

Chaplain Resident benefits include:

  • $30,000 Stipend (CPE tuition waived)
  • Free Parking
  • Basic medical
  • 7 Official Holidays
  • 14 Vacation Days, 2 Personal Days
  • Meal Tickets (for on-call shifts and education day)
  • Educational Resources

Please click here to access CPE Financial Policy #51

Application Instructions for Chaplain Resident:

Application forms may be downloaded from the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education website: or you may call them at 404-320-1472 and request a fax or mail copy.  Enclose a check or money order for $50.00 (made payable to “MWHC Dept of Spiritual Care”) for your application processing fee. 

Send the completed package to:

MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Department of Spiritual Care CPE Center
Attn: Tahara Akmal, CPE Manager
110 Irving St., NW, 1B-18
Washington, D.C. 20010-2975
Phone: 202-877-7553
Email: [email protected]

Please do not send applications to the ACPE Office.  Due to the number of applicants only those accepted or requesting to be placed on a waiting list will be notified via email.

Please click below to access the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education for: the Code of Professional Ethics for ACPE Members, Processing Complaints of Ethics Code Violations in ACPE, Complaint Form, Process for Complaints Against the ACPE Certification Commission, and Whistleblower Policy.