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A Second Drug Wave is Coming: Marijuana

By James Avery, MD | January 10, 2019

The first drug wave was the opioid epidemic. In 2016, more Americans died from drug overdoses (67,000) than during the entirety of the Vietnam War (58,200).1 The second and more insidious wave is coming—it’s the marijuana wave.

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ETHICAL VACCINES: Ready for a shot in the arm?

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 15, 2021

With millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses already plunged into American arms and hundreds of million more doses on the way, can healthcare professionals confidently receive the vaccines themselves and also recommend them for patients?

While responses to this question often involve important emotional factors that need to be addressed, this article focuses on three rational considerations: safety, efficacy and ethics.

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At the Heart of the Crisis: Personal Reflections on COVID-19

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | September 2, 2020

It is no exaggeration for me to say CMDA has had an influential impact on my adult spiritual life. Since 1999, I have been active with CMDA in one way or another. In 2017, my work with the New York City chapter was significantly increasing, and I found myself more interested in ministry activities than even my own private practice in surgery. After a couple years of praying and planning, I officially began my full-time ministry as the NYC Area Director on March 1, 2020. There was no way humanly possible we could have foreseen what would occur in NYC that same month.

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Sexual Harassment in Healthcare

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA | January 9, 2019

It is tempting to think sexual harassment is a problem that happens to other people in other places. Sadly, that is not the case. According to Medscape’s 2018 survey of 6,200 physicians, 7 percent of physicians have experienced some form of sexual harassment in the last three years.

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Negative Health Consequences of Same-Sex Sexual Behavior

By Andrè Van Mol, MD | July 27, 2011

The health effects of same-sex sexual behavior are many. The public, government, and judiciary are being lead to believe that same-sex sexuality is a normal variant with interactions and results equivalent to heterosexual sexuality. However, this position runs contrary to professional literature and the track record of history.

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CMDA Statement on Medical Marijuana

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | September 18, 2019

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) has developed this policy on “medical marijuana” with both an inherent belief that the Bible is the Word of God–that it speaks into our time and culture and that God gave us his creation to use to its fullest potential—and with the incorporation of scientific evidence which provides a window into the truths about God’s creation.

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Pornography and Interactive Sexual Devices

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | September 2, 2020

Pornography is any medium that depicts erotic behavior and is intended to entice sexual imagination. Pornography has no beneficial use but damages human relationships. Mass communication technologies such as the Internet have expanded its reach to an unprecedented degree. Video and virtual reality have intensified its content. The introduction of sex robots that imitate human speech and sexual behaviors and are designed to perform sexual acts with humans are an extreme elaboration of pornography. All of these have dangerous psychological, social, and spiritual consequences.

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By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | July 23, 2018

Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy Christian Medical & Dental Associations (“CMDA” or “We”) respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit CMDA’s online properties, including websites, social networking platforms, blogs, mobile applications and/or through direct interaction with CMDA and our…

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GHO – FAQs

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 29, 2018

Membership Donate About GHO Trips Find a Trip Trip Preparation Urgent Needs Resources Application Information Team Participant Manual Trip Preparation Mission Scholarships Additional Resources FAQs GHO Blog Contact FIND A TRIP TRIP COSTS What kinds of things do my Global Health Outreach trip fees cover? Trip costs are in three main categories. Airline travel to get you from your home to the main airport in…

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HHS Protects Conscience Freedoms

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | September 18, 2019

Conscience-guided healthcare professionals and students received a healthy dose of positive federal policy advances in the last few months. CMDA played a role advocating on behalf of our members in each of the following federal policy reforms that relate to conscience freedom, gender issues and abortion.

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Our Calling in the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Reverend Stephen Ko, MD, MA, MPH, MDiv | June 1, 2020

Few of us trained to treat sick communities and continents. Unfortunately, that is our task during a pandemic. The origin of the word comes from the Greek pandemos, where pan means everyone and demos means population. Pandemics confront us with not just one sick individual but with hundreds of thousands of ill patients. The responsible pathogen overwhelms both individual immune systems and community healthcare systems. The toll is individual and collective.

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Dermatology Section

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 25, 2018

The Dermatology Section of the Christian Medical Association strives to enable Christian dermatologists to work together for deeper mutual support and understanding.

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This Is Your Brain on Generosity

By Jill Foley Turner | June 1, 2020

It’s what researchers call a “cross-cultural universal.” That means no matter where you live, what your income, age, your culture or even your politics, generous people are, in general, healthier and happier. The mechanisms for it are built into our brains!

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The Landmark Decision: Finally Granting Life to the Pre-born

By Jeffrey Barrows, DO, MA (Bioethics) | September 1, 2022

In June 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court finally corrected the debacle of the Roe v. Wade decision, ending 49 years of federal judicial fiat allowing legal abortion in all 50 states.

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations Reveals National Survey Findings on Healthcare and Conscience

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | September 18, 2019

Washington, D.C., September 18, 2019—The Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA, www.cmda.org) the nation’s largest faith-based association of health professionals, today released findings of a national survey showing that conscience-protecting laws and regulations help protect patient access to healthcare while addressing rampant discrimination against faith-based health professionals.

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Christian Surgeons Fellowship

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 25, 2018

Starting out as a small group of Christ-following academic surgeons over twenty years ago, the Christian Surgeons Fellowship has grown steadily over the years and has held annual meetings since 1995.

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Resources

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | October 29, 2018

Membership Donate Now HELPLINE 1-888-230-2637 HOME BLOG TRAINING EVENTS RESOURCES FAQs DONATE PAY FEE RESOURCES Videos Dr. Steve Sartori speaking at the Christian Community Health Fellowship National Conference about the importance of trust in building a team. Podcasts CMDA-Matters Podcasts Dr. Steve Sartori and Dr. Ann Tsen talk about coaching in an interview from the February 2015 edition of Christian Doctor’s Digest. Ken Jones talks…

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By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 25, 2018

Christian Medical & Dental Associations has two ways to advertise with us, our quarterly journal Today’s Christian Doctor and on our website.

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Christian Medical Association Responds to its Federal Court Victory Upholding Medical Judgment and Conscience Freedom

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | October 15, 2019

Washington, D.C., October 15, 2019–The Christian Medical Association, the nation’s largest faith-based professional medical organization, responded today to their victory in federal court for the conscience rights of medical professionals. The case, Franciscan Alliance v. Azar, sought relief from a 2016 federal regulation that threatened to drive religious doctors out of practice if they would not perform gender-transition procedures that violate their medical judgment and beliefs. Today’s ruling struck down the rule.

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To go or not to go, that is the question

By Richard Johnson, MD | February 28, 2019

I am sure you, like me, have faced this question on countless occasions. In our busy professional lives, we are constantly being reminded of annual society meetings. We joined them for professional enrichment and acknowledgement of credentials. Possibly our paper is accepted to be part of the program. And yes, we do get some CME credits and a chance to socialize with colleagues. But do we go or not? Life is so, so busy, and the kids’ school and athletic events are right at the same time. I’d have to get someone to cover my practice and my church commitments. I think I am spinning too many plates!

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Scholarship | WPDC Conference

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 16, 2022

This scholarship if for currently enrolled female medical and dental students are given priority. Consideration is given to female medical and dental residents as well as medical and dental fellows who have financial need.

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Oppose Prohibited Business Bylaw- Unlawful, Dangerous, and Unnecessary

By Andrè Van Mol, MD | June 15, 2020

Voices-of-change.org, ChangedMovement.com, exodusglobalalliance.org/firstpersonc7.php, SexChangeRegret.com are among groups providing testimonials of people who have changed undesired sexual attraction or gender incongruence through professional counseling.

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Physician-Assisted Suicide

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | October 24, 2018

We are committed to providing the most up-to-date information on the legislative, ethical and medical aspects of the fight against the legalization of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. We’ve compiled a great amount of resources that you can use to educate yourself and others about this important issue.

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FCO Mission Opportunities

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | July 9, 2018

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. If you aren’t a member of CMDA, we would love to have you join us!

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By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | July 5, 2018

Christian Medical & Dental Associations® Media Resources are freely provided to members and non-members alike.

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Abortion

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 6, 2019

The latest up-to-date information on the legislative, ethical and medical aspects of abortion.

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Professional, Not Provider—Please!

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | February 21, 2022

“You have to prescribe some penicillin for my sore throat.”
“When I feel like this my real doctor always gives me…”
Phrases like these were extremely common in my daily practice when I served as a physician at a university student health center early in my career. Those words were often a result of simple naivete, but consumer-driven patient attitudes have intensified dramatically through the years. Here in Canada, where euthanasia/assisted suicide is legal, I currently face more serious and sinister demands in my palliative care practice.

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American Medical Association Meeting: June 2019

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | May 21, 2019

Your assistance is critically needed on two items at the American Medical Association meeting. One, the AMA will vote at its June 8-12 annual meeting in Chicago on assisted suicide, specifically to affirm the slightly revised Council on Ethics and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) report. Two, New Mexico has submitted Resolution 020 (A-19) for Engaged Neutrality as it refers to the Physician-Assisted Suicide position statement in an effort to speak against the CEJA report.

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Gifts and Miracles: My Unexpected Journey into Addiction Medicine

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | April 22, 2020

When I entered my family medicine residency, I had a cohort of marijuana-smoking pregnant women to care for. They drove me crazy. Many nights I would come home to my wife and tell her, “If I ever really hate myself, I will figure out a way to treat adolescent, obstetric addiction.”

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Christian Medical Association Physicians Gain Support from Congress and States in Court Fight Against Discriminatory Firing

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | May 26, 2020

Washington, DC—May 26, 2020 – Christian Medical Association physicians (CMA*, www.cmda.org) received support from states, Members of Congress, minority groups, medical affiliate organizations, and legal experts who recently filed legal briefs in a case regarding a federal conscience protection rule for health professionals.

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Plaintiff Christian Medical Association Welcomes Intent of New HHS Rule to Restore Intent of Congress on Sex Discrimination

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | May 24, 2019

Washington, DC, May 24, 2019–The 19,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org and www.Freedom2Care.org) today welcomed as “a move toward restoring rationality regarding sex discrimination in healthcare” a new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that aims to restore the intent of Congress regarding sex discrimination in healthcare.

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By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 5, 2018

CMDA’s Dental Ministries is dedicated to encouraging and supporting dentists in living out their Christian faith in their professional and personal lives. We are an outreach that encourages and supports dental professionals and students as they strive to integrate their Christian faith into all aspects of their lives, while providing opportunities for training and equipping.

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Racism

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 3, 2020

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations® (CMDA) is made up of the Christian Medical Association (CMA) and the Christian Dental Association (CDA). CMDA provides resources, networking opportunities, education and a public voice for Christian healthcare professionals and students.

Founded in 1931, CMDA provides programs and services supporting its mission to “change hearts in healthcare” with a current membership over 19,000. CMDA promotes positions and addresses policies on healthcare issues; conducts overseas medical evangelism projects; coordinates a network of Christian healthcare professionals for fellowship and professional growth; sponsors student ministries in medical and dental schools; distributes educational and inspirational resources; hosts marriage and family conferences; provides Third World missionary healthcare professionals with continuing education resources; and conducts academic exchange programs overseas. By being the “hands of Jesus” to needy people, CMDA seeks to fulfill His Great Commandment (Matthew 22:39; 25:36) and His Great Commission (Matthew 28:19).

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations® is a 501(c)3 and is governed by a Board of Trustees and House of Delegates. Policies of CMDA 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.

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GHO – Application Information

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | April 9, 2018

Membership Donate About GHO Trips Find a Trip Trip Preparation Urgent Needs Resources Application Information Team Participant Manual Trip Preparation Mission Scholarships Additional Resources FAQs GHO Blog Contact FIND A TRIP BEFORE YOU APPLY To apply for a trip with Global Health Outreach, simply find the trip you are interested in and fill out the trip application on the trip’s page. Click here to view…

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First Fruits and Capstone

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | February 21, 2022

The healthcare mission field stands at an important crossroads. Around the world, opportunities abound for fruitful ministry through healthcare missions. Healthcare professionals are desperately needed, and they can serve in places non-medical missionaries can’t serve. All too often, needs and opportunities go unmet. The doors will not remain open forever. As health systems around the world modernize, healthcare missions and missionaries become less necessary in the eyes of the host community, and the missionary’s witness and scope of influence are curtailed significantly.

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The Dr. John Patrick Bioethics Column: Imposed Order

By John Patrick, MD | January 5, 2022

“Go and clean your room!”

Now, is that likely to get immediate and rueful compliance? Probably not, yet we cannot live without a modicum of order. But order divorced from a richer framework can become a devastating obsession. As is inevitable, if we are made in the image of God, our bristling response to anyone telling us what to do meets an inner reality that we know when the command is justified. We are not mere animals responding to innate instincts. We do not even arrive as an empty slate but as rational beings with moral knowledge, but so often we are unable to respond appropriately and very, very unlikely to be grateful that we are made with moral knowledge. Blessed are the wounds of a friend, but he’s no friend of mine at the moment of conviction. Ah, the human condition is not compatible with Utopian dreams.

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When “Cure” Doesn’t Come: Finding Deeper Healing

By Joni Eareckson Tada | September 18, 2019

I know what it is like when the “cure” doesn’t come. At the age of 17, I made a careless dive into shallow water and broke my neck between the fourth and fifth cervical level. For years I prayed fervently to regain the use of my hands and legs, but that healing never came.

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Mentoring: All You Need is F.A.I.T.H.

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | September 1, 2022

My freshman year of college brought a multitude of surprises. Certainly, there was the increased study load and the idea that I alone had to manage myself, my time and my schedule, yet the biggest surprise I experienced was when the God of the universe radically changed my life and the trajectory of my future.

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations Announces Another Conscience Victory in Federal Court

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | August 29, 2022

Bristol, Tenn.—August 29, 2022—The 13,000-member Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), which is the nation’s largest faith-based professional healthcare association, today praised the unanimous ruling from a federal appeals court in Texas that protects the religious beliefs of healthcare professionals from being forced to perform gender-transition procedures or abortions against their conscience and best medical judgment.

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations announces conscience victory in federal court

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | August 25, 2022

Bristol, Tenn.—August 24, 2022—The 13,000-member Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), which is the nation’s largest faith-based professional healthcare association, today praised the preliminary injunction from a federal court in Texas that protects the religious beliefs of healthcare professionals from being forced to perform abortions.

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations responds to Biden Administration HHS rule change

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | August 1, 2022

Bristol, Tenn.—August 1, 2022—The 16,000-member Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), which is the nation’s largest faith-based professional healthcare association, today announced its disapproval of the disastrous move by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to further alter Section 1557 and redefine sex discrimination so broadly that it threatens the ability of members to practice medicine according to solid medical evidence as well as their faith principles.

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations responds to inaccurate claims by HHS Assistant Secretary

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | May 18, 2022

Bristol, Tenn.—May 18, 2022— The 16,000-member Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), which is the nation’s largest faith-based professional healthcare association, today issued this statement in response to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary Rachel Levine’s inaccurate claims in a recent NPR interview.

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Transgender and Sexual Orientation

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | December 11, 2018

Latest information on the transgender movement. The transgender debate is becoming an all-encompassing topic in the United States and has begun an all-out assault on the Christian worldview. Issues such as education, law, government, entertainment all fall in the crosshairs of the transgender debate, and our culture is moving with such intensity and speed that Christians and Christian healthcare professionals are getting overwhelmed knowing how to respond appropriately.

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Trafficking

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | December 10, 2018

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. Human trafficking is most commonly defined as:

Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age
The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery.
A victim does not need to be physically transported from one location to another in order for the crime to fall within these definitions.
There are several types of human trafficking including forced labor, sex trafficking, forced child labor, bonded labor, involuntary domestic servitude, debt bondage among migrant laborers and child soldiers. Human trafficking occurs in every part of the world, from less developed countries to more developed countries. As such, it is a crime under U.S. and international law. Victims can be any age, any gender and from any economic standing in life.

CMDA offers continuing education for healthcare professionals to learn more about human trafficking and how to provide healthcare to victims. To get started, visit www.cmda.org/tip.

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Fellowship of Christian Optometrists

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | July 5, 2018

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. If you aren’t a member of CMDA, we would love to have you join us!

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By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 18, 2018

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Right of Conscience | Freedom of Faith & Conscience | Religious Freedom

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 11, 2019

As a Christian healthcare professional, have your colleagues ever looked down at you for refusing to prescribe the morning after pill? Or have you ever been punished for maintaining your religious beliefs instead of believing in evolution? Or have you ever been harassed by an attending trying to force you to perform an abortion?

If you’ve experienced any type of hostility or discrimination like this, then you know how important it is for healthcare workers to protect their right of conscience. Right of conscience is defined as the right to practice healthcare in accordance with your deeply held religious, moral or ethical convictions.

Healthcare professionals are being pressured and discriminated against by employers and colleagues because of their deeply held religious or moral beliefs. Almost one in four faith-based professionals state that they have been discriminated against by employers, educators or others in the healthcare system. Nearly two out of five have been pressured to violate their beliefs by referring, writing a prescription or doing a procedure.

Abolishing the right of conscience is dangerous. It’s not just dangerous for the physicians and healthcare workers, but it’s also dangerous for our country, our healthcare system and every patient. In a recent survey of more than 2,800 faith-based doctors, pharmacists, physician assistants and nurses, 95 percent of them said they would quit medicine before violating their conscience.

CMDA is committed to providing the most up-to-date information on the legislative, ethical and medical aspects of the fight to protect the rights of medical professionals. We’ve compiled a great number of resources that you can use to educate yourself and others about this important issue. So get involved today: talk about the issue with your friends, write your senators and send a letter to your local newspaper to let others know how important it is to maintain the right of conscience.

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By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 2, 2021

CMDA’s Dental Ministries is dedicated to encouraging and supporting dentists in living out their Christian faith in their professional and personal lives. We are an outreach that encourages and supports dental professionals and students as they strive to integrate their Christian faith into all aspects of their lives, while providing opportunities for training and equipping.

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Christian Medical Association objects to HHS rule requiring abortion referrals, violating conscience laws

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | May 17, 2021

The 20,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org) today filed objections with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on a proposed Title X family planning program rule that would “gut conscience protections,” according to CMA Senior Vice President for Bioethics and Public Policy Dr. Jeffrey Barrows.

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CMA Doctors Laud President’s Executive Order on Care for Newborns, Call on Congress to Pass Related Legislation

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | September 28, 2020

Bristol, TN—June 26, 2020–The Tennessee-based, 18,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org) today applauded a Tennessee patient protection policy announced this afternoon by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and developed collaboratively between HHS, the state of Tennessee and disability rights groups.

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Christian Medical Association Expresses Appreciation for International Religious Freedom Executive Order

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 8, 2020

Washington, DC—June 3, 2020—The nation’s largest faith-based association of health professionals, the Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org) today expressed appreciation for the Administration’s June 2 international religious freedom executive order that includes funding for international programs “intended to anticipate, prevent, and respond to attacks against individuals and groups on the basis of their religion.”

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Alliance Defending Freedom Brief

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | April 15, 2020

“Religious groups need not apply.” That is how the University of Iowa has interpreted and applied its paradoxically named “Human Rights Policy” since 2017. That Policy is why the University is now subject to four injunctions that it has brazenly ignored.

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Summary of Court Briefs and Cases

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 23, 2020

Current Summary of Court Cases

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June Medical Services v. Rebekah Gee, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 28, 2020

This case addresses the constitutionality of abortion facility safety regulations. It is essential, therefore, that this Court understand that abortion, as currently practiced in the United States (and other developed nations), is often the occasion of medical mishaps, even serious injuries and deaths.

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Facing the Virus Overseas

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 21, 2021

When COVID-19 began sweeping around the globe in early 2020, career healthcare missionaries were faced with the option of staying in their countries of service to weather the storm or evacuating back to the United States before the borders closed. Without sufficient quantities of protective equipment for staff members, would rural mission hospitals be able to survive the pandemic? In countries where the medical infrastructure is limited at best, would there be enough resources? What about food and other supplies to help to meet the day-to-day needs if the airports closed?

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Membership Survey Results

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 15, 2021

Every five years, the CMDA Board of Trustees goes through a cycle of comprehensive strategic planning. This well-thought out process has guided and directed the organization throughout the last 25 years, as it focuses on better meeting the needs of our members and providing ministry to those we serve around the world.

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Human Trafficking and The Morning After Pill: Do They Go Together?

By Janie Christine Ogle, DO | September 18, 2019

What choice will you make when you come to a fork in the road? Will you choose to stand up for what you believe, or will you stand by and conform to the world around you? When I was a medical student, I pondered when the time would come where I had to make that decision and if I would remain faithful to my belief.

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations Praises Decision from the U.S. Supreme Court

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 24, 2022

Bristol, Tenn.—June 24, 2022— The 16,000-member Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), which is the nation’s largest faith-based professional healthcare association, today praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the landmark Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health case that strikes down the precedents set in both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, effectively ending the constitutional right to abortion in the United States.

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations responds to Executive Order that puts children at risk and does more harm than good

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 16, 2022

Bristol, Tenn.—June 16, 2022— The 16,000-member Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), which is the nation’s largest faith-based professional healthcare association, today protested President Biden’s newly announced Executive Order Advancing LGBTQI+ Equality because of its support for gender-affirming care and therapy bans, which completely disregards the full body of medical research and puts already at-risk youth at even greater risk.

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Ledford joins Christian Medical & Dental Associations

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | May 31, 2022

Bristol, Tenn.—May 31, 2022—Scott Ledford of Piney Flats, Tennessee has joined the staff of Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) as Director of Human Resources, where he will focus on managing the ministry’s human resources initiatives, overseeing employment needs and promoting the organization’s values.

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Christian Medical Association Doctors Laud HHS Conscience Rule as Protecting Patients and Doctors

Christian Medical Association Doctors Laud HHS Conscience Rule as Protecting Patients and Doctors

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | May 2, 2019

Washington, D.C.—May 2, 2019—The 19,000-member Christian Medical Association, the largest national association of faith-based doctors, lauded a conscience law-enforcing rule finalized today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a protection for both patients and doctors.

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations responds to its federal court victory in protecting conscience rights

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | August 11, 2021

The 20,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org) today filed objections with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on a proposed Title X family planning program rule that would “gut conscience protections,” according to CMA Senior Vice President for Bioethics and Public Policy Dr. Jeffrey Barrows.

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Christian Medical Association Applauds Administration Move to Bind Human Tissue Research to Ethical Considerations

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 6, 2019

Washington, DC –June 5, 2019–The 19,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org) today voiced strong support for the administration’s move to stop taxpayer funding of the use of fetal tissue, from elective abortions, for research purposes.

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Christian Medical Association Asks Supreme Court to Review and Uphold Indiana’s Ultrasound Requirement for Abortion

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 7, 2019

Washington, DC—March 6, 2019–The Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org), the nation’s largest faith-based medical association, today joined a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The brief defends Indiana’s statutory requirement that women receive the benefit of ultrasound information when considering an abortion procedure.

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Christian Medical Association Lauds New Title X Family Planning Rule

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | February 25, 2019

Washington, DC – February 22, 2019: The 19,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org) in a statement today enthusiastically welcomed a final new rule that will govern tax funds awarded for family planning purposes under the Title X program administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Christian Medical Association on NY, VA Late-term Abortion Legislation: Medically and Morally Bankrupt

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | February 5, 2019

The Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org), the nation’s largest faith-based association of doctors, today condemned New York’s new law allowing abortions up until delivery and Virginia’s similar legislation as “medically unnecessary” and “morally bankrupt.”

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Walt Heyer

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 10, 2019

Walt Heyer was a husband, father and corporate executive who underwent gender reassignment surgery at the age of 42, going from man to woman.

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WPC – TRI

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 13, 2020

Women Physicians in Christ is an outreach ministry to provide resources for Christian women physicians and dentists to integrate their personal, professional and spiritual lives.

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Healthcare for the Poor

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 23, 2018

CMDA collaborates with Christian Community Health Fellowship in providing healthcare for the poor in the United States. We initiated this strategic partnership to maximize our efforts by drawing from the strengths of each organization. For more than 30 years, CCHF has provided networking for students, medical professionals and people interested in Christian community development. The purpose of CCHF is to live out the gospel through healthcare among the poor. The organization was established to provide focus on the need and the “how to” in caring for the poor.

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Augusta

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | December 31, 2019

CMDA Augusta provides a variety of programs, support, training, and ministry opportunities to Christian healthcare professionals in the Augusta, GA, and surrounding communities of the Central Savannah River Area.

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Dónal P. O’Mathúna, PhD

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 21, 2018

Ethical Issues in Healthcare | Nanotechnology bioethics (nanoethics) | Using the Bible in Bioethics | Complementary & Alternative Medicine

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William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD

William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 11, 2019

William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD, is professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic and an expert on disorders of the autonomic nervous system. At Mayo Clinic in Florida he chairs the Ethics Committee and leads the Program in Professionalism & Values. The neurology department chose him as teacher of the year in 2015. At CMDA Dr. Cheshire chairs the Ethics Committee.

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Dónal P. O’Mathúna, PhD

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 11, 2019

Dónal P. O’Mathúna is Senior Lecturer in Ethics, Decision-Making & Evidence in the School of Nursing & Human Sciences at Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland, and Chair of the Academy of Fellows at the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity in Chicago. He is a member of CMA and the Paul Tournier Institute speaker’s bureau. He is the Chairperson of the DCU Research Ethics Committee and a member of the St James’s Hospital Ethics Committee in Dublin.

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations joins group in support of vaccines and conscience protections

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 2, 2021

Bristol, Tenn.—March 2, 2021— The 20,000-member Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), which is the nation’s largest faith-based healthcare organization, today announced the release of a joint statement in support of vaccines and conscience protection.

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations joins physician group in support of ethical vaccines

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | December 2, 2020

Bristol, Tenn.—December 2, 2020— The 20,000-member Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), which is the nation’s largest faith-based healthcare organization, today announced the release of a joint statement showing physician support of ethical vaccines. CMDA joins in this statement with the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Pediatricians and the Catholic Medical Association.

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Campbell Appointed Chief Operating Officer; Courtney Moves into VP Role

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | July 31, 2019

Bristol, Tennessee, July 31, 2019 – Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) has appointed Jamey Campbell as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the nation’s largest faith-based association of healthcare professionals headquartered in Bristol, Tennessee. Jamey has more than 25 years of experience in communications and development, serving for the last decade at CMDA as the Vice President for Stewardship Development.

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Coalition Offended and Displeased With Recent Comments Attacking Conscience Rights

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | July 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. – July 25, 2019 – Today, a coalition of medical organizations released a public statement condemning recent statements on abortion and conscience protections made by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Osteopathic Association. The letter calls on this “Group of Six” to respect their position and represent all physician members in their public statements.

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The Coalition of Christian Nurse Practitioners Opposes the American Nurses Association Proposed Position Statement: “The Nurse’s Role When a Patient Requests Aid in Dying”

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | April 8, 2019

April 8, 2019 – Bristol, Tennessee – A draft statement by the American Nurses Association regarding a nurse’s role when a patient requests physician-assisted suicide corrupts the role of a nurse. The nursing profession has a historical record of assisting patients with comfort, increasing and/or sustaining quality of life, seeing life’s intrinsic value and providing holistic family support, not aiding in the death of their patients.

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Texan Dentist and Wife Receive the Servant of Christ Award

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | May 21, 2020

Bristol, Tennessee — May 20, 2019 — Dr. T. Bob Davis, a dentist from Dallas, Texas and his wife, Janis, received the Christian Medical & Dental Associations 2020 Servant of Christ Award at their home with a group of CMDA members and leaders participating electronically.

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The Coalition of Christian Nurse Practitioners Responds to the Protect Life Rule

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | April 5, 2019

April 4, 2019 – Bristol, Tennessee – We applaud the newly issued announcement of the reformed Title X rule released by the Department of Health & Human Services which expands care to patients by offering an increase in comprehensive care locations and services provided.

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations Announces: Senior VP of Bioethics & Public Policy

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | May 4, 2020

Bristol, Tennessee — May 4, 2020 — Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) today announced Jeffrey Barrows, DO, MA (Ethics), as the Senior Vice President of Bioethics and Public Policy for CMDA, the largest national association of faith-based healthcare professionals. Dr. Barrows, an obstetrician/gynecologist, author, speaker, educator, and medical ethicist has been a member of CMDA for 38 years.

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Expanded Abortion Bills Are Ideologically and Money Driven

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019–Bristol, TN–Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) calls on legislators across the U.S. to vote against the growing number of expanded abortion bills that have shocked our nation! Like New York’s Reproductive Health Act, the bills proposed in Vermont, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Illinois and Virginia allow abortion without limits…

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Physician releases new book exploring myths of marijuana usage

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 3, 2020

Bristol, Tenn., March 3, 2020—This month, James Alan Avery, MD, a palliative care and hospice physician from Virginia, released a new book focused on discussing marijuana from an objective and scientific view.

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CMDA Responds to D.C. City Council Proposed Bill to Decriminalize Prostitution

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | November 19, 2019

Washington, D.C., November 19, 2019- Earlier this month, the Washington, D.C. chapter of Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) and CMDA’s Commission on Human Trafficking achieved victory in their response to the D.C. City Council’s proposed bill to decriminalize prostitution in the nation’s capital.

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CMDA Vows to Press on After Court Ruling Endangers Conscience Protections

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | November 6, 2019

Christian doctors and nurses are on the frontlines serving people in need. Driven by our faith, we welcome and care for everyone, especially the underserved. We care for homeless and migrant communities, prisoners living with HIV, and victims of gang violence, sex trafficking, opioid addiction and deadly epidemics. But our service is threatened by lawsuits brought in New York, Washington and California, which challenge commonsense conscience protections for healthcare professionals of faith. Religious healthcare professionals of all religions must be free to continue providing compassionate care without being forced to perform procedures, such as abortions, that would require them to violate their most deeply held beliefs.

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Not for Sale

By David Batstone | October 12, 2010

In the revised and updated version of this harrowing yet deeply inspirational exposé, award-winning journalist David Batstone gives the most up-to-date information available on the $31 billion human trafficking epidemic.

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The Lure of Money

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA | April 22, 2020

Most people can do one or two of these things, but very few people can do more than that. I have always found this idea intriguing as my family and I considered how to budget the money we have been given. But it leaves out something very important we can do with our extra money, doesn’t it? We can give it away.

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If I Had Known Then…

By Patti Giebink, MD | September 8, 2021

When I started medical school nearly 40 years ago, Roe v. Wade was only a decade old. At that time, there was little if any talk of abortion, but prevailing medical thought accepted legal abortion as a procedure that saved women’s lives.

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Legal Help

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | November 14, 2019

Right of Conscience Resources

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I Got My Joy Back…Now What? A Deeper Understanding of Joy Through a Trip to Israel

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | December 8, 2020

In the fall 2017 edition of Today’s Christian Doctor, I wrote an article about burnout stealing joy in my personal and professional life. I am thankful the Lord brought me out of that low place. He has continued to work on helping me understand what I initially wrote:

“Joy is not a feeling of happiness; it is a daily commitment. According to Psalm 51:12, joy stems from understanding our worth in Christ and what we receive through His salvation. Joy starts with having the humility of a child that Jesus talks about in Matthew 18:4. Joy continues through an obedient life and trials that lead to perseverance according to James 1:2-3.”

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Dentally Impacting the World for Christ

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | December 7, 2020

Over the last two years, CMDA’s dental outreach has developed into a two-pronged approach, ministering to traditional private dental professionals and also those seeking to serve the underserved, both domestically and internationally. Vice President for Dental Ministries Dr. William “Griff” Griffin focuses primarily on engaging with our dental members, while Vice President for Dental Education Dr. Jeff Amstutz is developing general practice dental residency programs to equip dentists in ministering to the poor in the name of Jesus. Both aspects of CMDA’s Dental Ministries have been made possible by the generosity of the late Dr. Pete Dawson, who we seek to honor in this article, as we trace the Lord’s guiding hand over the last decade.

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Racism in Healthcare: No One is Immune

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | September 2, 2020

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”
—Psalm 51:10, ESV

It must start with us.

Many things have been laid bare this year. In late 2019, a novel Coronavirus referred to as SARS-CoV-2 originating in Wuhan, Hubei, China spread to the United States becoming a global pandemic. By mid-July of this year, there were close to 13 million confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide, with around six million active cases affecting more than 200 countries. In the United States, there have been more than three million COVID-19 cases (with more than one million recovered) and more than 500,000 deaths. We would soon learn that African Americans—who make up 13 percent of the U.S. population—disproportionately comprise U.S. COVID-19 fatalities, with many having underlying health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and asthma. Income and wealth inequalities also tend to create greater disparities within communities of color, making access to adequate healthcare and healthy living an elusive and unaffordable necessity.

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Earn Continuing Education: 2 Hours Now Available

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | September 2, 2020

We are now offering continuing education credits through Today’s Christian Doctor. Two hours of self-instruction are available.

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Downcast: Suffering, Depression and the Goodness of God

By Jennifer Huang Harris, MD | June 1, 2020

The question of suffering is a big one in depression, since suffering can lead to depression, and depression itself is suffering. We are fortunate to live in a society that is largely insulated from suffering, compared to other places and times where people have had to grapple with the daily reality of illness, death, poverty or war. As a consequence, we are fearful of any kind of suffering.

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Turning the World Right-side Up!

By John Patrick, MD | September 1, 2022

Paul was accused of seditious behavior—disturbing the peace, turning the world upside down—simply for speaking publicly about Jesus, and he was imprisoned for it. The Christian community, particularly evangelicals, have largely avoided turning the world upside down.

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God Sightings

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | September 1, 2022

Sent home, shut in isolation, studying in our bedrooms, trying to survive our first year of medical school, and we weren’t even at school! When the four of us entered medical school in the Detroit, Michigan area in fall of 2020, it certainly trumped any expectations we had.

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations recognizes one-year anniversary of Geneva Consensus Declaration, supports coalition’s continued growth

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | October 21, 2021

Bristol, Tenn.—October 21, 2021— The nation’s largest faith-based medical organization, the 19,000-member Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA, www.cmda.org), today recognizes the one-year anniversary of the signing of a multilateral agreement on consensus global health issues and meeting women’s health needs, known as the Geneva Consensus Declaration.

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