Bridgeport Hospital is dedicated to providing outstanding educational programs to those already in or seeking to enter the healthcare profession.
The Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing has offered extraordinary programs since 1884. For more than four decades, The Bridgeport Hospital Nurse Anesthesia Program has distinguished itself educating nurse anesthetists. Our Graduate Medical Education programs prepare residents and fellows for exceptional careers.
Please see below for comprehensive information about all of Bridgeport Hospital's educational programs.
Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing
The School offers an intensive course of study in preparation for nursing and surgical technology in the 21st century within the dynamic setting of a full-service medical center.
Bridgeport Hospital Nurse Anesthesia Program
In conjunction with Fairfield University, Bridgeport Hospital's Nurse Anesthesia Program is a dynamic and challenging educational experience that offers the personal interaction and supervision necessary to develop excellent nurse anesthetists.
Graduate Medical Education
Bridgeport Hospital is a Yale-affiliated community teaching hospital. As a resident in training at Bridgeport Hospital in any of the seven residencies or as a fellow in one of the five fellowship programs, you receive preparation for a lifetime of learning. Training at Bridgeport Hospital provides you with clinical supervision, didactic lectures and clinical skill through bedside teaching, formal lectures and seminars, and graded patient care responsibility. Our residents go on to take subspecialty fellowships, assume junior faculty positions, or join an existing group practice. All residents are required to do at least one research project and generous support is given for any scholarly activity. Bridgeport Hospital offers training programs in Emergency Medicine, Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Radiology, and Surgery, as well as four fellowship training programs: Cardiology, Gastroenterology (G.I.), Geriatrics and Pulmonary/Intensive Care. Residents are supported by a full range of clinical services, including nurses, phlebotomists, radiology technicians, case managers, social workers, allied health professionals, nutritionists, and pastoral care. Patients are drawn from urban, suburban, and rural areas, and provide residents with experience in managing and caring for a wide variety of medical problems, ages, and demographic backgrounds.
Spiritual Care & Education Department
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is interfaith professional education which brings theological students and ministers of all faiths (pastors, priests, rabbis, imams, and others) into supervised encounters with persons in crisis. Students develop new awareness of themselves as persons and of the needs of those to whom they minister. CPE is an experience in process education. The heart of CPE is ministry with people and learning through reflection, discussion, and evaluation with other students and supervisors.
Our CPE program is geared toward those interested in advanced education who have completed undergraduate degrees and have some theological education. In addition, applicants should have the ability to reflect upon the psychodynamics and cultural/spiritual implications of significant events in their lives.