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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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Placement Archive

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | April 16, 2018

Donate Website Terms & Conditions Toll Free: 1-888-230-2637 Frequently Asked Questions Doctor’s Search Directory

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Court Cases

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

Right of Conscience Resources

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Laws

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

Right of Conscience Resources

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Legal Help

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

Right of Conscience Resources

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Right of Conscience Resources

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

Right of Conscience Resources

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Joint Letter from Christian Medical & Dental Associations, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists and American College of Pediatricians

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

As organizations representing over 25,000 medical professionals, we would like to correct the errors and assumptions of the recently released joint statement from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Physicians for Reproductive Health (PRH).

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Praying With Patients

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA | May 16, 2018

Dr. Autumn Dawn Galbreath explores what a variety of secular physicians have to say about praying with patients in the exam room. It’s a topic that is vastly important to Christian healthcare professionals. Not surprisingly, there was a wide range of options among secular physicians.

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A Lack of Self-care in Healthcare

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA | January 18, 2018

How many times have you gone to clinic when you were sicker than the patients you were treating? Listened to other people’s woes and stresses when your own were weightier? Given your last emotional resources to a patient whose need was less than your family member’s? Forfeited sleep while advising a patient of how curative it is? Advised a patient about nutrition and exercise right after scarfing a quick lunch from the vending machine?

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Sustaining Our Joy in Practice

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA | September 21, 2017

My eldest child left for college this fall, having chosen to attend school in Scotland. Yes, that’s right. Scotland. It’s a long way away. It’s also a place I had never previously visited. We went on a family trip to Scotland in March—partly to visit the school he now attends, and partly to have one last bang-up family vacation before we became a family that no longer lives under one roof. On that trip, we had not one, but two, flat tires on our rental car. A consequence of our struggles driving on the left side of the road, perhaps?

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Physician Burnout

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA | May 19, 2016

It was a relatively slow evening at work when I got the text. My phone vibrated on the clinic countertop as I was looking over a chart. “Are you busy? Can you talk?” I figured those words couldn’t be good, coming as they did from a young intern I mentored when she was a medical student. I found myself wondering if she had lost a patient.

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Narcissism in Healthcare

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA | May 17, 2017

I was looking up some information on the American Association for Physician Leadership website when an article caught my eye: “Are You a Narcissist?” I hadn’t decided what I was going to blog about this month; not surprisingly, narcissism was not on the list of things I was considering. But the article piqued my interest, so I clicked on the link and read the entire thing. There was even a quiz I could use to find out if I am a narcissist. You will be relieved to know I “passed” the quiz with a non-narcissist score! That was reassuring, but I was curious as to why this article interested me so much.

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Facing the Rise of Suicides in Healthcare

Facing the Rise of Suicides in Healthcare

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA | March 16, 2017

As a second year medical student, a member of my medical school class committed suicide. I didn’t know him well, but his death impacted me. Made me ask a lot of questions. Why didn’t I know him better? Had I gotten to know him, could I have made a difference?

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My Doctorate in Secret-Keeping

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA | January 19, 2017

Preparing to meet my next patient, I pick the next chart up off the counter. “Bob Smith,” married middle-aged patient, chief complaint: STD check. “Weird,” I think, “Mary Smith’s husband’s name is Bob, too. What a coincidence.” I open the exam room door, and Mary Smith’s husband, Bob Smith, is sitting inside.

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Physician Substance Abuse

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA | November 27, 2016

According to a 2009 article in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, “Approximately 10% to 12% of physicians will develop a substance use disorder during their careers, a rate similar to or exceeding that of the general population.” But while our addiction rate may be similar to the rest of the country, the characteristics and consequences of our addictions are not.

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Healthy Healthcare Marriages

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA | September 10, 2016

Doctors have had a bad rap on the marriage front for a number of years. We’ve long been accused of having a much higher divorce rate than the general public. For many years, there was not a lot of data on healthcare marriages, but strongly held popular opinion characterized a high percentage of us as overworked divorcees whose devotion to our patients cost us our marriages.

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Women in Healthcare Still Earn Less than Men

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA | July 21, 2016

And so begins a New York Times article about the recent JAMA Internal Medicine analysis of physician pay disparities. The central message of the analysis is that women in healthcare, on average, earn $20,000 less per year than their specialty-matched male colleagues.

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American Medical Association Meeting: June 2019

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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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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Premature Termination of Life Is Not Palliative Care | Letter

By Andrè Van Mol, MD | August 1, 2014

Letter to the Editor of CHEST (American College of Chest Physicians) opposing physician-assisted suicide in response to article by Attorney Kathryn Tucker’s article pushing physicians to help patients dye.

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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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Alabama Amici Curiae Against Late Term Abortions

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

The State’s interest in safeguarding maternal health is particularly compelling when abortions are contemplated or performed later in pregnancy. That interest is implicated in so-called “dismemberment” abortions, a procedure that can take place only after the first trimester when the unborn child has limbs and organs to dismember.

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My Heart Attack and the Running Father

By James Avery, MD | June 16, 2002

As a physician, I have taken the journey of life with many patients and have listened carefully. Bubbling under the surface of everyone’s life resides doubt, anxiety, and fear – like some primal three-headed beast. Even in lives that seem under control and doing well, it’s there – trust me.

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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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Transgenderism | Gender Identity | Gender Dysphoria: Crosstalk

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

Despite the Authority of Scripture, there are those who are confused on this issue and from that confusion (combined with political correctness) there are professionals guiding individuals through the process of hormonal treatment (as normal) and very tragically, even surgical interventions.

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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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Call for all Elective Abortions to be Suspended

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

As representatives of over 30,000 physicians who practice according to the Hippocratic Oath, the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG), the American College of Pediatricians, Christian Medical & Dental Associations, the Catholic Medical Association, and the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons decry the call to continue elective abortion during the COVID-19 pandemic made by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and others which falsely characterize elective abortion as essential healthcare.

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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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Group letter to Alex M. Azar II, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 9, 2020

As you know, several U.S. jurisdictions have passed legislation giving doctors immunity from civil and criminal liability for assisting the suicide of persons diagnosed with terminal disabilities. Tragically, in these jurisdictions and for this class of persons, and for them alone, suicides are now facilitated by physicians, usually with no psychological assessment or other medical treatment, typically with no consultation with family and loved ones, and in every case without the interventions and protections provided as a matter of course to all other suicidal persons.

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Community Safety and Health Amendment Act of 2019

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

As members of the Commission on Human Trafficking of the Christian Medical Association, we are writing to protest the attempt to decriminalize commercial sex with the “Community Safety and Health Amendment Act of 2019”. This attempt to decriminalize the degradation of mostly women and girls in commercial sex as well as the sex buyer is morally and ethically wrong.

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Regulations

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

Right of Conscience Resources

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Dónal P. O’Mathúna, PhD, Author

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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Your Call

Your Call

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

One of the goals of the Center for Medical Missions® is to increase the number of medical missionaries serving in the field. As we meet medical and dental students we are constantly amazed at the number who report having received a “call” to full time missionary service. It surprises us then, when we talk to mission executives to learn how few are actually applying to serve. Your Call has been created to encourage and keep those with a “call” focused on that “call.” It shares advice from Dr. David Stevens, information about working in creative access countries, stories from the field, etc. If you are one of those people with a “call” and would like to receive the quarterly e-newsletter, Your Call, please click on the links below. Also, be sure to read archived issues of Your Call.

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WhereToServe

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

Opportunities to Serve Around the World with the Center for Medical Missions.

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CAHM – Mission Rotation

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | September 8, 2021

A program designed to serve domestic and international healthcare missionaries in their work as well as aid in the recruitment and retention of career medical missionaries. CMM also assists students with scholarships and overseas rotations.

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Fellowship of Christian Physician Assistants

FCPA – History

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | September 16, 2019

Imagine having an entire army of peers to whom you could turn for advice, ideas and support, from a Biblical, Christian perspective. By joining CMDA, and as a member of the Physician Assistants section, you will become part of a network of fellow Christian PAs, students, residents, doctors and other healthcare professionals who all face similar professional and personal challenges as you.

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Jeffrey Barrows, DO, MA (Ethics)

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

Human Trafficking

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Welcome Member – CASE Service

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 20, 2022

The core of CMDA’s ministry happens in local communities where healthcare professionals, residents and students live out the character of Christ. Just like it says in Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

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About CMDA

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 15, 2018

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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Global Health Outreach

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 22, 2018

Global Health Outreach is a short-term international missions program dedicated to providing healthcare while spreading the gospel by sending medical, dental and surgical teams around the world.

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Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP

Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP

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

Dr. Matthews practices general internal medicine in McLean, Virginia and is a staff physician in the Primary Care Division of the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group (Arlington, VA). He conducts research and lectures nationally and internationally on the doctor-patient relationship and the psychological and spiritual dimensions of medicine, including the role of faith, religion, and prayer in clinical care and healing. He has served on the general internal medicine faculty at three medical schools: Yale University, University of Connecticut and Georgetown University. He also teaches continuing medical education courses for the Continuing Medical Education, Inc. University at Sea program. He is the author of The Faith Factor: Proof of the Healing Power of Prayer (Viking, 1998).

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Local CMDA Groups

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | July 17, 2018

Membership Donate Now Find a CMDA Chapter Near You Want to connect with other healthcare professionals in your area for fellowship, encouragement and more? CMDA has student chapters and local ministry groups located across the country. We encourage you to find a chapter in your local area and get involved. If you have any questions, please contact ccm@cmda.org. Website Terms & Conditions Toll Free: 1-888-230-2637…

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Side by Side

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

Side By Side is a network of local chapters that encourage and minister to women in healthcare marriages through fellowship and Bible study. We are a CMDA ministry for women who are married to medical and dental students, residents and fellows, as well as staff physicians and dentists. We are a non-denominational, Bible-based ministry that is evangelical in nature. We seek to encourage, support and minister to women in medical marriages through fellowship, Bible study and prayer. We commit to standing side by side our husbands, side by side our sisters in Christ and side by side our Lord.

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CAHM – Newsletters

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | September 8, 2021

A program designed to serve domestic and international healthcare missionaries in their work as well as aid in the recruitment and retention of career medical missionaries. CMM also assists students with scholarships and overseas rotations.

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Dental Association

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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Robert E. Cranston, MD, MA (Ethics), MSHA, FAAN, CPE, ICF

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

Physician-Assisted Suicide | End-of-Life Decision-Making | Research ethics | The Importance of Palliative Care | Right of Conscience | Medical Ethics

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Welcome Member – CASE Advocacy

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

That scriptural challenge is a driving factor for the work we do in advocacy here at CMDA. As one of the core aspects of CMDA’s ministry efforts, we are dedicated to serving as a Christian healthcare voice in the public, to the media and to the government. And we do that through our grassroots advocacy efforts on both state and federal levels.

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CMDA’s The Point

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 15, 2018

A weekly blog keeping you updated on emerging topics relevant to today’s issues in healthcare written by CMDA’s staff and members. Perspectives and Opinions on Issues and News Topics is a publication of Christian Medical & Dental Associations®. Join the conversation with The Point, CMDA’s blog focusing on breaking news stories in bioethics and healthcare. CMDA’s experts contribute to the blog and also recommend additional resources and information.

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Coronavirus Archive

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

Friday, March 15 is Match Day for 2019. The graduate medical education community represent the day when the National Resident Matching Program or NRMP releases results to applicants seeking residency and fellowship training positions in the United States.

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Reginald Finger, MD, MPH

Reginald Finger, MD, MPH

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

Reginald Finger, MD, MPH received the Doctor of Medicine degree in 1981 and a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology in 1983 from the University of Washington in Seattle. For much of his career, Dr. Finger has worked in disease prevention and health promotion in state and local health departments. Dr. Finger has been a CMDA member since 2003.

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FCO Student Chapters

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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Continuing Education for Overseas Healthcare Professionals

MEI After Trip Report

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 3, 2019

Medical Education International is a short-term missions program that provides academic teaching and clinical training while spreading the gospel to doctors and students in hard to reach countries.

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CAHM – Partners

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | September 8, 2021

A program designed to serve domestic and international healthcare missionaries in their work as well as aid in the recruitment and retention of career medical missionaries. CMM also assists students with scholarships and overseas rotations.

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Atlanta

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

Christian Medical & Dental Associations of Atlanta (CMDA Atlanta) exists to glorify God by motivating, educating and equipping Christian healthcare professionals and students in order to transform lives with the gospel.

CMDA Atlanta’s vision is to strengthen and equip doctors, PA’s, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, students, and other healthcare professionals with the wisdom and compassion of Christ as they transform their professional fields through holistic care. Through this network of Christ-centered, compassionate caregivers, people receive the latest medical treatment as well as the transformative power of the gospel.

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Allen Roberts, MD

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

End-of-Life Care | Biblical Anthropology | Medical Ethics

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Welcome Member – CASE Community

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

The core of CMDA’s ministry happens in local communities where healthcare professionals, residents and students live out the character of Christ. Just like it says in Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

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Dues

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | August 28, 2018

One of the most common reasons healthcare professionals give for not joining or renewing their membership is that they do not have time to be involved. Membership does not obligate you to participate in any of the ministries of CMDA. These ministries are there when or if you need them, either serving you or serving others.

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CAHM Resources

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 10, 2020

A program designed to serve domestic and international healthcare missionaries in their work as well as aid in the recruitment and retention of career medical missionaries. CMM also assists students with scholarships and overseas rotations.

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Kenneth M. Dudley, MD

Kenneth M. Dudley, MD

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

Kenneth Earl Dudley, MD teaches Ethics and Epidemiology at Michigan State University (MSU) College of Human Medicine as an associate professor. His PowerPoint presentations have been outreach events for medical and college students, or tailored to CMDA and church audiences. He has a BA in Bible-Theology from Moody Bible Institute, a BS in Biology and an MD from MSU. He has practiced as a board certified Family Physician since 1983.

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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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Medical Malpractice Ministry

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

A malpractice lawsuit can wreak havoc on a healthcare professional’s family, career and emotional and spiritual wellbeing. The effects can be devastating. CMDA’s Medical Malpractice Ministry is available to intervene with prayer, educational resources and encouragement from a commission of doctors who have faced malpractice suits themselves.

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CAHM – Training/Conferences

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | September 7, 2021

A program designed to serve domestic and international healthcare missionaries in their work as well as aid in the recruitment and retention of career medical missionaries. CMM also assists students with scholarships and overseas rotations.

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Richmond

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | September 3, 2019

CMDA Richmond facilitates gatherings for students to fellowship with likeminded peers and with Christian graduate professionals to build relationships that promote growth professionally and personally.

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Standards4Life

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | February 28, 2018

Membership Donate Now Through CMDA’s Standards4Life, we offer you simple and succinct guides to help answer your biggest questions about healthcare issues. YOU can make the difference of life or death in issues such as abortion, stem cell research, and physician-assisted suicide by educating yourself and others. These guides are free for your use. You may incorporate the information into a Sunday school lesson, use…

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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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By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | August 27, 2018

Search CMDA’s website for relevant and unique content for healthcare providers seeking to transform the world.

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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Coronavirus

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 10, 2020

Friday, March 15 is Match Day for 2019. The graduate medical education community represent the day when the National Resident Matching Program or NRMP releases results to applicants seeking residency and fellowship training positions in the United States.

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Jeffrey Barrows, DO, MA (Ethics)

Jeffrey Barrows, DO, MA (Ethics)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Barrows is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist who in 1999 joined the staff of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations to help administrate a medical education mission outreach called Medical Education International (MEI). While working with the Christian Medical Association, he was asked by the U.S. State Department in 2004 to research the health consequences of Human Trafficking. From 2005-2008, he compiled and submitted an annual report to the Director of the State Department’s -Office to Monitor & Combat Trafficking of Persons. This research resulted in the article Human Trafficking and the Healthcare Professional published in the May 2008 Southern Medical Journal.

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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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Member Search Terms and Conditions

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | December 26, 2018

Christian Healthcare Professionals Search Terms and Conditions The Christian Healthcare Professionals Search uses only those CMDA Members who have opted to be included in the search directory. The Christian Healthcare Professionals Search uses our extensive member database to return names and contact information of physicians and dentists matching your search criteria. CMDA strongly enforces the confidentiality of our members’ public and personal information. By performing…

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Scholarship | Dale Willis Memorial GHO Scholarship

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 29, 2021

To assist selected dentists in participating in their first Global Health Outreach short-term medical missions experience, enabling them to become familiar with the cultural, social, spiritual, medical and dental problems in developing countries while allowing them to serve the underserved.

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Birmingham

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | August 20, 2019

CMDA Birmingham’s vision is to strengthen and equip physicians, PA’s, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, students, and other healthcare professionals with the wisdom and compassion of Christ as they transform their professional fields through holistic care. Through this network of Christ-centered, compassionate caregivers, people receive the latest medical treatment through the transformative power of the gospel.

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Student Chapters

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | July 29, 2019

Christian Medical & Dental Associations® Student Chapters from around the world.

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Welcome to Member Services

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 15, 2022

Several of our resources are available only to CMDA members, so you will need to log into the website to take full advantage. To log in, please use the email address you provided when you joined.

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On the Side

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | July 30, 2018

This monthly e-newsletter from Side By Side is designed to encourage healthcare wives in their daily lives. Each month, it includes a devotional and information about the latest updates and upcoming Side By Side events.

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Dental Membership Offer

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | February 12, 2020

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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e-Pistle

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

This is a bi-monthly e-newsletter designed to educate, encourage and equip healthcare missionaries around the globe. Each issue of the e-Pistle™ includes articles about management on the missionary field, information from like-minded organizations, announcements, new resources available for those on the field, etc. A wide variety of subjects is covered, and it is free to anyone interested in healthcare missions. Be sure to check out…

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Ultrasound Education Section

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | December 20, 2018

We are a multidisciplinary group of healthcare professionals and Jesus followers who have a passion for using and teaching ultrasound, with the goal of equipping Christian international healthcare workers to incorporate ultrasound into their practice of medicine in the most challenging of settings.

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Scholarship | Domestic Short Term Mission Scholarship

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 14, 2021

This scholarship seeks to encourage and enable students and residents to participate in mission rotations here in the United States, working with marginalized, underserved, and vulnerable populations in a Christian healthcare setting.

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Center for Advancing Healthcare Missions

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

A program designed to serve domestic and international healthcare missionaries in their work as well as aid in the recruitment and retention of career medical missionaries. CMM also assists students with scholarships and overseas rotations.

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End of Life Issues

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | July 22, 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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Welcome New Member

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 15, 2022

On behalf of the more than 16,000 members of Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), I want to welcome you to a movement of Christian healthcare professionals who are bringing the hope and healing of Christ to the world. Being a Christian in healthcare who diligently follows Christ has never been more vital and valuable to our patients and our culture than it is today.

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Speaker’s Bureau

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 13, 2018

Have you ever needed someone to speak to your CMDA group, to a church or community event? CMDA provides for your convenience, a list of some choices. Each speaker has expertise in a number of subjects.

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Harold Paul Adolph, MD

Harold Paul Adolph, MD

By Harold P. Adolph, MD, FACS | June 11, 2019

Harold Paul Adolph, MD, has devoted his professional career to volunteering and serving as a medical missionary. A graduate of Wheaton College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he has been a board certified physician since 1965. Since that time, he has served as Chief of Surgery at various mission hospitals in Taiwan, Ethiopia, Liberia and Niger. For the past 10 years, he assisted in building a surgical training center in South Central Ethiopia as the president of St. Luke’s Health Care Foundation. An active member of CMDA, he previously served as a trustee of CMDA, and also received the CMDA Servant of Christ award in 2003. In 2007, he was inducted into the Medical Mission Hall of Fame, and was recently recognized as a Lifetime Distinguished Fellow of the American College of General Surgery. He and his wife Bonnie Jo have two children, David and Carolyn, who also serve as career missionaries in Kenya and Ethiopia.

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Media

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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Neurology Section

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | December 19, 2018

The Mission of the Neurology Section is to raise awareness among neurologists, neurology health professionals, neurology residents, fellows and medical students of the great need for neurological care—domestically and globally—and through their response to those needs, to share the gospel.

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Scholarship | Minority Short Term Mission Scholarship

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 14, 2021

This scholarship seeks to encourage and enable non-white students and trainees to participate in mission rotations outside the United States.

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Wellness Assessment

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

If the stresses of life are weighing on you, or you are feeling a bit overwhelmed, or even if you believe you are in a really good place right now, take the free assessment and see where you stand. After completion, we’ll give you some free resources related to your results.

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Columbus

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

There are extreme pressures and challenges that we face as we pursue a vocational life in healthcare. CMDA is a Christian spiritual resource, supporting and connecting practitioners and students in healthcare in Central Ohio.

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Join CMDA

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 13, 2022

Membership does not obligate you to participate in any of the ministries of CMDA. These ministries are there when or if you need them.

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Scholarship | Project Hope Northwest Trip Grant

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 8, 2018

This fund is for the support of individuals who are exploring a commitment to the medical mission field or those already medical missionaries. Typical grantees include premedical or predental students who have made a commitment to the healing professions, medical or dental students who have a committed Christian faith or physicians in residency who are exploring the possibility of a short term or long term commitment to mission work.

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Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA

Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA

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

Autumn Dawn Eudaly Galbreath, MD, MBA is an internist in San Antonio, Texas, where she lives with her husband, David, and their three children. Though they met in medical school, David now owns a restaurant in the San Antonio area. Between the two of them, they have experienced multiple career transitions, and weathered the resultant stresses on their marriage and family.

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Conferences

Conferences

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | July 2, 2018

CMDA hosts over 40+ conferences and scores of events all over the country every year. To find a conference that’s right for you, select from those currently available to learn more.

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Member Search

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | December 17, 2018

Christian Healthcare Professional Search Find a CMDA Member Healthcare Professional Select an area of the map by typing a zip code, city, or state. You can zoom in on the map and select pins to look at practices and healthcare members in an area.  If you search for a specific professional by name, the results will display below the map. Be sure to check proper…

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CAHM Library

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 5, 2021

A program designed to serve domestic and international healthcare missionaries in their work as well as aid in the recruitment and retention of career medical missionaries. CMM also assists students with scholarships and overseas rotations.

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Newsroom Archives

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

Christian Medical & Dental Associations® News Releases

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Support Featured

Legacy Gifts

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 13, 2022

For more than 80 years, we have pursued one goal—to transform the lives of healthcare professionals so they can transform the world. Through more than 40 programs including campus and community ministries, medical missions, public policy and much more, CMDA continues to be a driving force in healthcare—enriching hundreds of thousands of lives each year.

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Project Medsend Grant Scholarship

Scholarship | Project Medsend Grant

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 8, 2018

MedSend awards grants to repay student loans owed by healthcare professionals while they serve as healthcare missionaries in medically underserved areas of the world. Three times each year, the MedSend board reviews completed applications for healthcare professionals headed for career missionary service.

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Sam Molind, DMD

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

Team Leader, Global Health Outreach
Dr. Sam Molind left his Montpelier, Vermont practice in 1998 to begin Global Health Outreach (GHO) and directed it for 12 years. Prior to his work with GHO, Dr. Molind served as Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Vermont Medical School and had a private oral and maxillofacial surgery practice in Montpelier.

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