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Residency programs

East Jefferson General Hospital hosts two residency programs, both of which are competitive and challenging and offer excellent opportunities to learn in a dynamic setting with some of the most gifted minds in the region. Although hundreds of qualified applicants vie for a position in our Family Medicine and Podiatric Medicine & Surgery residency programs, only a small number of the most outstanding candidates are selected each year.

In addition to the high esteem East Jefferson General Hospital holds for our residents, not only as students, but also as the capable physicians, our programs offer quality leadership from the East Jefferson General Hospital faculty, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a fantastic location just a few miles outside one of the most vibrant cultural centers of the nation—New Orleans.

Family Medicine Residency Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency

Other education and training programs

East Jefferson General Hospital, the first nursing magnet hospital in the region, has partnered with Delgado Community College to provide education and training that is unmatched in the region. Our students have the opportunity to learn in real-world settings with practicing physicians, nurses and emergency specialists. These programs not only offer students a variety of opportunities when they enter the workforce, but also ensure that our community continues to benefit from an outstanding pool of healthcare professionals.

Clinical Pastoral Education Program

Our Foundation: the action/reflection model of education

The action/reflection model of education is the foundation for learning in the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at East Jefferson General Hospital. It is process learning. It is a model that begins with a clinical experience, followed with reflection of the experience that generates critical feedback, consultation, and hopefully, new insight that can be utilized in the next clinical experience.

Applicant interviews

A face-to face interview is required for all programs. The applicant incurs travel expenses for interviews. Applying to a program does not assume that an interview is automatically to follow. For the residency group, experience in ministry and an awareness of the CPE model of learning is required. Such experience is best demonstrated through one unit of ACPE CPE.

The ACPE CPE interview process is more than a job interview, but an interview concerning the applicant’s ability for self-reflection, self-awareness, personal flexibility and an ability and willingness to learn about self.

Program information

Residency year (level I and level II)

Four Unit Program – 12 months, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with shared on-call responsibilities 24 hours a day. Responsibilities include assigned areas of the hospital where pastoral care is provided to patients, family members and staff; on-call responsibilities that are shared with peers; participation in the ACPE CPE curriculum; participation in the continued growth and functioning of the Pastoral Care Department. Stipend provided. Tuition is charged.

Requirements for the residency position

Must have completed a high school education. College degree and seminary education from an institution recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation is required for the Residency Program. One unit of ACPE CPE is preferred. Ordination and/or ecclesiastical endorsement preferred. At least two-years of ministry experience is strongly preferred that demonstrates an ability to minister during crisis and in a constantly changing environment.

Please address inquiries, and applications with a non-refundable application fee of $25.00 to:

Rev. Jo Clare Wilson
Interim ACPE Educator
East Jefferson General Hospital
Phone: 203.209.6841
(Completed applications may be submitted by e-mail).