2019 Voice of Christian Doctor’s Media Training

May 17, 2019 – May 18, 2019

Bristol, Tennessee

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations® is increasingly called on by the media to give perspectives on ethical questions triggered by changing medical technology, as well as general health topics. From Congressional testimony to network television, God continues to open doors for CMDA to amplify the voice of Christian doctors on the critical life issues of our day. By providing media training to our members, we are better able to respond to the increasing requests. Many of our members who have participated in the training have come to realize a new ministry in their lives.

Prepare for a media interview, respond through newspaper editiorial and letters to the editor and learn how to get the media to contact you in this two-day training. Traning includes afternoon practicum sessions in our radio and television studios where you will be interviewed, recorded and critiqued. The workshop teaches attendees how to:

  • Control the “agenda” during a media interview.
  • Turn every media encounter into an opportunity to educate.
  • Avoid being misquoted.
  • Turn sound-bytes into headlines.
  • Become a repeat guest source.
  • Make news, not noise.

We will share a proven methodology that works in the most hostile situations. Real life examples will illustrate this method. Then we will work with each participant, one on one in mock interviews in the radio and television studios. The individualized instruction will include tips on crafting our messages, appearance, voice tone and delivery. Instructors include Dr. David Stevens, Dr. Mike Chupp, Jonathan Imbody and Margie Shealy.


In order to give individualized training, participation is limited to 12. Acceptance is based on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Registration Fees (includes materials and four meals)

CMDA members – $150
Non-members – $450

Deadline for submission: April 16, 2019

Cancellation and Refund Policy

On or before April 16, 2019 – Full refund of registration fee
After April 16, 2019 – No refund or transfer

Please download the Voice of Christian Doctors Application and Questionnaire and email to margie.shealy@cmda.org