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Membership Categories

We know our members have unique needs based on their professional and personal lives. That’s why we offer various categories of membership.

Choose Your Category
Graduate Doctors
Resident and Fellow Membership
Associate Health Professionals
Friends & Ministry Partners

Special Membership Options
Lifetime Membership
Gift Membership
Group Membership

Membership Categories

Graduate Doctors
This membership category is reserved for those who are practicing doctors, academic, uniformed service or those currently in residency or fellowship programs with a degree of MD, DO, DDS, DMD, OD, or DPM. Special discounts are offered for those in the first year of practice, uniformed services, retirees and those living or serving abroad. Spouse membership is free in conjunction with your spouse’s full annual dues payment.

Resident and Fellowship Membership
Want to be sure to stay connected to the ministry of CMDA when you're out of school? We know that work load and stress increase dramatically during residency and fellowship. At the same time, the needs of your family and friends remain constant. That's a formula for disaster unless you are committed to the priorities given you by God: God first, family second, career third. We are here to help you keep those priorities and grow in your faith during your training years.

That's why we offer special resident and fellow membership options:

  • $99 annual fee
  • $150 one-time resident or fellow package

With this one-time package, you'll still continue to receive the same great benefits like Today's Christian Doctor, Christian Doctor's Digest, the National Resident Council and webinars, plus you'll also receive a 10% discount on all purchases from CMDA's Bookstore (excludes logo wear and may not be combined with any other offers) and a 15% discount on registration for CMDA's National Convention.

If you're already a resident or fellow member of CMDA and would like to update your membership, please contact CMDA's Member Services or call 888-230-2637. If you are new to CMDA and would like to take advantage of this new package opportunity, please join us by visiting

This membership level is reserved for anyone pursuing a medical, dental, PhD or associate health degree or anyone on a track as an undergraduate planning a career in healthcare.

Associate Health Professionals
This membership level is reserved for anyone involved in healthcare as a professional, but is not a graduate, resident or fellow. Examples of the qualifying degrees are PhD in healthcare, PA, PharmD, RN, NP, etc.

Friends & Ministry Partners
This membership category is reserved for those individuals and organizations not involved in healthcare but wish to support the ministry of CMDA through their partnership.

*Underwritten membership provides electronic resources instead of physical resources and other materials received by members
**Spouse membership is free in conjunction with your spouse’s full annual dues payment

Special Membership Options

Lifetime Membership
A lifetime membership to CMDA offers extensive benefits to you as well as helps to ensure that the important work being done for healthcare continues far into the future. It provides a lifetime of opportunity and a lifetime of change.

  • You never have to worry about a dues increase again as you lock in today’s rate and will never again pay annual dues.
  • You save time spent on repetitive check writing.
  • You gain a significant tax deduction in the year you join as a lifetime member.
  • You can eliminate your capital gains taxes if you fund your lifetime dues by giving an appreciated asset such as stock.
  • You will receive a lifetime membership certificate and special lapel pin.
  • You experience the satisfaction of providing funding for long-term, life-changing ministries.

The rate for lifetime memberships is determined by age as shown in the chart below.


Graduate Members

Associate Members

Less than 40












Older than 65



Gift Membership
Are you interested in giving a gift membership to a colleague, friend or family member? It’s a great way to honor the recipient while supporting CMDA and helping to grow the kingdom for the glory of the Lord. Give the gift that will change hearts in healthcare. If you would like to provide a gift membership to someone who isn’t a member, we will offer a 50% discount off their first year of membership. Simply provide us with the recipient’s information and we’ll handle the rest. For this program, credit card payments are required. Your card will NOT be charged until the gift recipient affirms our statement of faith and submits a membership application.

Group Membership Discount
Group memberships are designed with practices in mind as individual practices with five or more members are eligible. There are great benefits to having a group membership, and you can also offer CMDA membership as a practice benefit to your associates.

Any practice with five or more qualifying staff members who wish to join CMDA or are current members qualifies for this discount. A qualifying staff member is defined as a degreed healthcare professional, associate health, resident or graduate practicing doctor.

  • Everyone has the same renewal date.
  • Multiple memberships are paid with one single invoice that is sent to a designated contact person, saving both your practice and your associates the trouble of dealing with individual invoices.
  • And best of all…you will receive a 25% discount off each membership rate!

Call us toll free at 888-230-2637 to take advantage of these great membership options.