The Christian Medical Association® (CMA) is a ministry on the Christian Medical & Dental Associations® (CMDA) which provides resources, networking opportunities, education and a public voice for Christian healthcare professionals and students.
Founded in 1931, CMA provides programs and services supporting its mission to "change hearts in healthcare" with a current membership of around 19,000 healthcare professionals. CMA promotes positions and addresses policies on healthcare issues; conducts overseas medical education and evangelism projects; coordinates a network of Christian healthcare professionals for fellowship and professional growth; sponsors student ministries in medical dental, PA, and other healthcare training schools; distributes educational and inspirational resources; hosts marriage and family conferences; provides developing world missionary healthcare professionals with continuing education resources; and conducts academic exchange programs overseas. By being the "hands of Jesus" to needy people, CMA seeks to fulfill His Great Commandment (Matthew 22:39; 25:36) and His Great Commission (Matthew 28:19).
The Christian Medical Association® is a 501(c)3 and is governed by a Board of Trustees and House of Delegates. Policies of CMA are interpreted and applied by the Board of Trustees, which also establishes the guidelines for the executive director and his staff. An elected House of Delegates assists the board with recommendations on courses of action. The House of Delegates is composed of graduate, student, resident and missionary members who are elected for three-year terms by district and meets annually at the CMDA National Convention. Approximately 75 employees currently make up the staff of CMDA in the national office and U.S. field offices.