Combined CPE Residency and Ethics Fellowship

Many healthcare organizations expect that chaplains and chaplain managers will include ethics expertise among their competencies.  The Fairbanks Fellowship in Clinical Ethics combined with a second year Clinical Pastoral Education Residency at Indiana University Health provides extraordinary competency in clinical ethics along with core competency in organizational ethics and theological ethical reflection.

Expectations of persons accepted into this program will include providing chaplaincy services as a CPE resident, completing program requirements of three units of CPE, and completing the Ethics Fellowship requirements.  It is expected that that the Fellowship requirements will be integrated into the CPE requirements so that an integrated experience in ethics, pastoral ministry, and theological ethical reflection is achieved.

Requirements for entry into this joint program are: completion of M.Div. or equivalent, completion of 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education, successful application to the Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics for the Fellowship in Clinical Ethics, successful application to the IU Health Clinical Pastoral Education Program for second year residency.


For more information about CPE contact:

The Revd Frank S. Impicciche, ACPE Supervisor -


Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Services

Indiana University Health


For more information about the Ethics fellowship contact:

Robyn Axel-Adams -

Program Manager

Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics

Indiana University Health