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Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Aug. 19, 2002
Chaplains to graduate from residency program at UI Hospitals and Clinics
A graduation ceremony for chaplains who have completed a residency at University
of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is scheduled for noon Friday, Aug. 23 in the
East Room on the 8th level of the John Colloton Pavilion.
The residents are completing their training in Clinical Pastoral Education
(CPE). Completion of the yearlong program is required for certification as
an institutional chaplain. Participants receive education about pastoral practice
in a clinical setting under supervision. The program integrates knowledge
of health care, ethics and behavioral sciences into pastoral services for
hospitalized patients and their loved ones.
This year's graduates include Willy Mafata, originally from Kinshasa, Democratic
Republic of Congo but now residing in Iowa City; the Rev. Songjoon Park, pastor
of the United Methodist Church in Riverside, Iowa; and the Rev. Elisa Stokka,
a Lutheran minister from Oslo, Norway.
Richard Dobyns, M.D., associate professor (clinical) in the UI department
of family medicine and a member of the UI Hospitals and Clinics Pastoral Education
Advisory Committee, will address the graduates.
For more information about the graduation ceremony or CPE, contact F. Larry
Shostrom, Ph.D., coordinator of pastoral services, at (319) 356-7093, or visit
online at www.uihealthcare.com/cpe.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and
UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research
programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.