Find A Physician

Return to Full-Time Summer Unit Internship Overview

More on Full-Time Summer Unit Internship


Return to Full-Time Summer Unit Internship Overview

More on Full-Time Summer Unit Internship

Research and Clinical Trials

Return to Full-Time Summer Unit Internship Overview

More on Full-Time Summer Unit Internship

Clinical Services

Return to Full-Time Summer Unit Internship Overview

More on Full-Time Summer Unit Internship

Pastoral Care

Full-Time Summer Unit Internship

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, offers a full-time summer unit internship that requires a minimum of 400 supervised hours of ministry practice and learning. This 11-week intensive program, beginning the end of May and ending the beginning of August, includes at least 100 hours of educational and group seminar meetings and approximately 300 hours of patient visitation time.

Participants include seminarians, qualified laypeople, members of religious orders, and other students who have the motivation and appropriate preparation for ministry and who want to learn in a multi-faith, collegial and challenging setting. The curriculum focuses on competencies in pastoral care skills, self-awareness, interpersonal relating, and ministry development. Each student designs an individualized learning contract. Seminars provide a context for the review of pastoral encounters, the exploration of patient and peer relationships, and in-depth learning through group and individual supervision regarding pastoral practice.


Clinical Pastoral Education is currently offered at four of the five campuses of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Unit seminars and clinical placements may be held and assigned at the sites listed below:

NYP/Weill Cornell

NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center, located on East 68th Street in Manhattan, is the site of the former New York Hospital, and is the second oldest hospital in the country. It is the locale of the Weill Cornell Medical College.


NYP/Columbia University Medical Center, located on West 168th Street, began as Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in 1928 and is the world's first medical center to combine complete patient care, medical education and research facilities in a single complex. Located in the Washington Heights area of Manhattan, it is also the site of Columbia University's four medical schools.


NYP/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York is among the top-rated healthcare facilities in the world. Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian (MSCHONY) enjoys a 120-year tradition of pioneering achievements in pediatric medicine and surgery.

NYP/Westchester Division

NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division is located in White Plains and is affiliated with the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Department of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. One of the most advanced in-patient and out-patient centers for psychiatric treatment, it serves children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. The Westchester Division is the first behavioral health hospital in the nation to be named a PlanetreeDesignated Patient-Centered Hospital.


Tuition for the program is $650, which includes a non-refundable registration fee of $150 upon acceptance into the program. Scholarships are available based upon financial need.

How to Apply

To apply to this program, please complete our online application and reference form.

For More Information/Submit Application

For more information on the CPE programs or to submit a completed application, please contact:

Karen Berdecia
Administrative Assistant & CPE Registrar
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell
525 East 68th Street, Box 167
New York, NY 10065
Telephone: (212) 746-6971

    Find a Doctor

Click the button above or call
1 877 NYP WELL

Top of page