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Our Ministries

With more than 40 ministries, we serve our members by providing resources, networking opportunities, education and a public voice.


The core of CMDA's ministry happens in local communities where healthcare professionals, residents and students live out the character of Christ. Our outreach ministries are dedicated to transforming the lives of healthcare professionals through evangelism and discipleship. 

Campus & Community Ministries
A network of 78 local graduate ministries and over 280 campus chapters providing opportunities for members to connect and live out their Christian faith in their practices, on campus and in their communities.

Dental Ministries
An outreach supporting dental professionals and students as they integrate Christian faith into all aspects of their lives, while providing opportunities for training and equipping. Also includes the CMDA Dental Residency [+] program.

Side By Side
A network of more than 80 local chapters to encourage, support and minister to women in healthcare marriages through fellowship, Bible study and prayer. Each local chapter meets the unique needs of its community.

Specialty Sections
A wide variety of specialty sections formed to equip, network and provide a voice for CMDA members to their areas of specialty or service. Organized by CMDA members who wish to connect with their colleagues. These sections include: Christian Physical Therapists International, Christian Surgeons Fellowship, Coalition of Christian Nurse Practitioners, Dermatology Section, Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, Fellowship of Christian Physician Assistants, Fellowship of Christian Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and Psychiatry Section.

Women Physicians in Christ
A ministry that encourages and supports Christian women physicians and dentists in the unique challenges women face. It is a key resource for women in integrating their personal, professional and spiritual lives.


CMDA is dedicated to domestic and international healthcare missions, both short-term and long-term. We provide opportunities for healthcare professionals to use their God-given skills to meet the needs of others around the world and share the gospel with them.

Center for Medical Missions
A program designed to serve domestic and international healthcare missionaries in their work, as well as aid in the recruitment, training and retention of career healthcare missionaries.

Global Health Outreach
A short-term missions program that sends 40 to 50 medical, dental and surgical teams around the world each year. GHO disciples participants, grows national churches, shares the gospel and provides care to the poor.

Healthcare for the Poor
We collaborate with Christian Community Health Fellowship (CCHF) in providing healthcare for the poor in the U.S. CCHF has an online directory of medical, dental and behavioral health counseling clinics serving the poor, as well as opportunities to serve.

Medical Education International
A short-term missions program that sends around 40 teams to teach in academic or clinical settings to bring transformation by advancing medical, dental, bioethical and educational knowledge while sharing the gospel.

Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons
A five-year program that trains and disciples African physicians to be surgeons who glorify God and provide excellent, compassionate care to those most in need. There are now 11 residences at mission hospitals in Africa.


CMDA's wide variety of resources and services help us fulfill our mission to motivate, educate and equip Christian healthcare professionals and students. These resources and services give our members the knowledge and the tools they need to effectively serve the Lord.

Chapel and Prayer Ministries
A network of CMDA's staff and members who pray for our members. Also includes online recordings of bi-weekly chapel services held at CMDA's headquarters.

Commission on Human Trafficking
An effort to abolish human trafficking through policy initiatives, education, raising awareness and providing clinical services to victims.

Continuing Education
We offer continuing medical and dental education courses accredited by the ACCME to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. We are also an Academy of General Dentistry Approved PACE Provider.

Ethics Hotline
An on-call program to assist members facing difficult patient care decisions, provided by Christian physician ethicists. Reach the hotline at 423-844-1000.

A variety of more than 40 topical, local, regional and national conferences and tours each year for training and networking including TRANSFORM: CMDA's National Convention, the Global Missions Health Conference and many more.

Life & Leadership Coaching
A personalized resource with certified coaches who assist healthcare professionals in finding balance in addressing both the professional and personal issues of everyday life.

Life & Health Resources
A distribution service for CMDA-produced and recommended resources through the CMDA Bookstore, including Just Add Water, Grace Prescriptions, Prescribe-A-Resource and a variety of other valuable aids.

Marriage Enrichment
A ministry that provides four to six conferences per year to ddress the unique needs and stresses of healthcare marriages, offering couples the opportunity to nurture and grow in their marital relationships.

Medical Malpractice Ministry
A program assisting healthcare professionals facing malpractice lawsuits with prayer, educational resources and encouragement from a network of healthcare professionals who have faced malpractice suits themselves.

Member Services
We assist our members with information regarding the resources, as well as membership recruitment, renewals and retention.

Placement Services
A recruiting service that brings together Christian healthcare professionals and practices throughout the U.S. to enhance their ministry and advance the kingdom of God.

A wide variety of informational print and electronic resources published by CMDA to encourage, equip and motivate readers, including Christian Doctor's Digest, Today's Christian Doctor, Weekly Devotions and many others.

Speaker's Referral Bureau
An online self-referral speaker's bureau of CMDA members who can be contacted for local, regional or national events. These recommended speakers are available to address a variety of topics and issues.

Stewardship and Development
A service that encourages and aids CMDA members to be good stewards of the gifts given then by God, with resources to help protect their assets and provide for loved ones while building the kingdom.


CMDA is dedicated to serving as a Christian voice, as well as offering valuable resources on today's current healthcare topics to our members. Our voice outreaches speak for our members to the government, media, church and public on bioethical and public policy issues while also training Christians to be effective advocates themselves.

News Releases
CMDA's responses to breaking news on vital healthcare issues resulting in hundreds of media interviews each year.

Public Service Announcements
A library of public service announcements on ethical and healthcare topics available to radio stations.

State Public Policy Campaigns
Grassroots campaigns to promote life-honoring legislation and referendums at the state level on physician-assisted suicide, abortion and other issues.

Voice of Christian Doctor's Media Training
An individualized training workshop for members to learn how to prepare for and give television, radio and print media interviews which offer Christian perspectives on ethical questions and general health topics.

Washington Office
A department of CMDA that serves as a liasion with Congress, the White House, federal agencies and non-governmental organizations in Washington, D.C. Also provides opportunities for federal employment, Congressional testimony and committee service. Includes the Freedom2Care website that is a coalition to advance conscience rights in healthcare and provide other legislative updates and tools.