Information for Applicants
Applicants will be admitted according to their ability to provide ministry
and their readiness for learning. The application fee is $25. Please make
checks payable to UAMS Medical Center. A personal interview in Little Rock
is required. The training fee is $350 per unit for residents. Stipend for the one-year
residency is approximately $24,600. Summer and part-time extended programs are also available at $400 per credit unit.
How to Apply
To apply, click here to download and/or print the application. Fill it out, then mail it and the application fee of $25 to:
Director of Pastoral Care and Clinical Pastoral Education
UAMS Medical Center
4301 W. Markham St. #561
Little Rock, AR 72205
Tuition is $350 per unit for residents and $400 per unit for the summer and part-time extended programs. Checks should be made payable to UAMS Medical Center.
Some scholarships may be available for individuals with limited finical
resources. Anyone wishing to apply for a scholarship must do so in writing.
Scholarship requests should accompany application materials.
Completion of Training
Upon completion of each unit of 400 hours of supervised training, trainees
receive certification of the successful completion of one unit of CPE.
Records of completed units are kept at the CPE center where training was
Institutions typically require four units of CPE for the position of Staff
Chaplain or equivalent professional pastoral care position.
The Clinical Setting
Seminary settings typically provide an academic environment for the study of
pastoral theology. In contrast, the CPE center provides the clinical basis
for learning. The UAMS Medical
Center is the state's only academic medical center and is responsible for
training more than 80 percent of the physicians in Arkansas, as well as the
majority of other medical professionals.
UAMS centers of excellence include the Arkansas Cancer Research Center,
Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine &
Neurosciences Institute, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy and
Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.
The UAMS Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center and comprises some 400
inpatient beds. The Medical Center treats ____ outpatients annually.
The news magazine, US News & World Report, has named the UAMS Medical
Center as one of America's Best Hospitals for nine consecutive years.
The Clinical Pastoral Education Program at UAMS Medical Center is accredited
by the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP) as an
international, theologically based covenant community, offering
accreditation and certification to individuals and programs that meet
standards of expertise in pastoral counseling, pastoral supervision and
CPSP confers Diplomate, Pastoral Counselor, Board-Certified Clinical
Chaplain and Board-Certified Associate Clinical Chaplain credentials to
individuals who demonstrate competence, meet its standards, aspire to its
principles and commit to its discipline.
Pastoral Care Services
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham St. #561, Little Rock, AR 72205