National Leadership Opportunities
Like the men of Israel’s tribe of Issachar, who understood the signs of the times and knew the best course for Israel to take (1 Chronicles 12.32, NLT), students have a unique sense of the challenges, concerns, and needs that they and fellow students have as they start their professional journey. Student input is very helpful as CMDA continues to shape its ministry to help students face those challenges and respond to opportunities as Christ-followers on campuses across the country. In response to student requests we have expanded opportunities for more student involvement on the national level. Please review the opportunities below and prayerfully consider how God might be leading YOU to serve on the national level with CMDA!
CMDA representatives serve an important role in the governance and guidance of our ministry. Representatives share the vision, purpose and opportunities of CMDA to its members and share the concerns, challenges and testimonies of its members back to the leadership of CMDA. A CMDA student representative is one of four students — one from each region — committed to attending two sessions of the House of Representatives held before the annual national convention, communicating CMDA information to the student members of his/her region between meetings and participating as member of the National Student Community leadership team. All travel, room and board expenses are covered by CMDA.
The responsibility of the CMDA Board of Trustees is to lead the organization toward the desired performance and ensure that it occurs. The board’s specific contributions are unique to its trusteeship role and necessary for proper governance and management. A student trustee candidate must be at least a second year student and participation in the National Student Community is desired. The Student Trustee serves a one-year term in which he/she attends three board meetings per year at CMDA’s expense and important related meetings by phone. The student trustee participates on a different committee during each meeting and is expected to make a serious commitment to participate actively in committee work. Also, the student trustee is automatically a member of the NSC leadership team. This is an amazing opportunity to experience CMDA leadership at the highest level and bring your unique experience as a student and giftedness as a follower of Christ to the discussion about how we can best join God in what He is doing in the lives of healthcare professionals across the country.