Our CPE Residency Program is recognized nationally for its exceptionally high standards. The program provides post graduate education that offers an empowering learning environment that encourages personal, professional and spiritual growth utilizing an action/reflection model of learning. This model allows students to learn how to provide spiritual and emotional support to individuals of all faiths and beliefs, and to accompany them on their journey.
Throughout the program, students experience a wide range of unique opportunities to practice ministry within an interdisciplinary team environment. For example, students will work with situations involving trauma, grief, end-of-life issues, crisis intervention and the initiation of advance directives. They will become certified through the Donor Network of Arizona, as Designated Requestors, to approach grieving family members for tissue donation. Yuma Regional Medical Center Spiritual Care Department typical has 4-6 Chaplain Residents each year. The Chaplain Residents are supported with a generous stipend.