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Chaplain Internship & Residency Programs

At NYU Langone, our commitment to teaching future healthcare professionals extends to spiritual care. Interns and residents learn how to listen to and engage with patients and their loved ones, build rapport, and respond to verbal and nonverbal communication.

Students are required to spend 300 hours on clinical work, visiting patients and families, plus 100 hours in the classroom and on individual education. Clinical pastoral education (CPE) students including the following:

  • people training to become board-certified chaplains
  • people seeking certification as certified educators from the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education
  • seminarians required to take one unit of CPE as part of their degree programs
  • local clergy seeking to improve their pastoral care skills

Internship and Residency Program at NYU Langone

The application period for the CPE Program is currently closed. To learn more, please contact us at

Annual Notice for Students

Students interested in pursuing CPE at NYU Langone can learn about our policy on privacy and confidentiality by downloading our Annual Notice.

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