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About CPE at Baystate Medical Center

Baystate Medical Center offers programs of Clinical Pastoral Education that are accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE, Inc.).  Clinical Pastoral Education, commonly known as CPE, is an adult education for professional ministry.  CPE is process education occurring within a student group ranging in size from 3 to 8 students.  Baystate Medical Center currently offers Level I and Level II curriculum within the context of summer and extended CPE units.


Spiritual care providers at Baystate Medical Center serve a diverse spiritual and interfaith population.  CPE students are challenged to minister to persons within this environment and are provided learning opportunities to develop their pastoral formation, pastoral competency and pastoral reflection.

Applications to the CPE programs can be downloaded from this website.

Rev. Ute Schmidt, Manager of Spiritual Services and the Clinical Pastoral Education program, oversees the chaplains in the department and is the certified ACPE Supervisor leading the CPE programs.

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