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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for membership?

All Christian healthcare professionals and students pursuing a career in healthcare are welcome to join CMDA, including physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, PhDs in academic programs, etc. Associate members receive the same benefits as other members, with the exception of the right to vote or hold office.

What are the dues associated with being a member?

We offer various levels of membership dues based on your individual status. We try to structure membership dues to accommodate all healthcare professionals who would like to be members. So we can mold and shape your membership to fit your needs.

Are the annual dues tax deductible?

Yes, the annual dues for CMDA are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

If I join in the middle of the year, will my dues pay for one full year or just through the end of December?

Your dues will pay for one full year and you will receive an invoice on the anniversary of your membership each year going forward. For example, if you join in June 2016, you will be invoiced again in June 2017.

My spouse is also a healthcare professional. Is there a discount for spouse members?

We place a great deal of value on the importance of healthcare marriages; therefore, we offer FREE membership to one spouse when the other pays full dues in their category. (We want to make it clear that the "other" must be in the highest paying dues category of the two – like a BOGO on shoes, you have to pay for the most expensive ones and get the cheaper ones free).

What are the benefits of being a member?

Being a member of CMDA has lots of great benefits, but the greatest benefit of all is helping to further His kingdom as we change hearts in healthcare. Learn more about membership benefits.

I am already a member, but I need to update my account information.

Whether you need to update your phone number or pay your dues online, it is easy to manage various aspects of your membership and your personal information. Go to

Do I have to be a member in order to attend a CMDA conference?

No, you are not required to be a member to attend a CMDA conference. However, our members receive a significant discount on the registration fees for most of our conferences.

Do I have to be a member to participate in short-term mission trips?

No, membership is not required for participants on our short-term mission trips with Global Health Outreach and Medical Education International. However, we do encourage team members to join CMDA. Some teams offer opportunities for a diverse group of people, such as logistic assistants, translators, worship leaders, etc., who play a crucial role in short term teams. Those not in healthcare specialties can join CMDA under the "Friends and Spouses" category.

How do I contact CMDA about my membership?

Contacting us is simple. We are here to serve you and answer any questions you may have. We’re also available to help guide and direct you to our various ministries and resources. You may reach us at 888-230-2637 and ask to speak to someone in the Membership Department, or you can email us at