Looking at Monkeypox

Dr. Issam “Sam” Raad, chair of the University of Texas MD Anderson’s Department of Infectious Diseases, shares about the Monkeypox epidemic on this episode of CMDA Matters.

Read More

Ukraine Update – Dental Outreach

Listen to a special interview with Dr. John Pfefferle and Dr. Phil Aday about their recent mission trip to the Ukraine. Plus, Dr. Mike Chupp sits down with Dr. Peter Saunders to talk about the ongoing war relief efforts in the country on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast.

Read More

Healthcare Outreach to the Middle East

Dr. Sam Raad talks about Healthcare Outreach to the Middle East, a ministry with more than 20 clinics in 14 Arab countries on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast.  

Read More

Ripple Effects in Africa

Three dedicated cardiac surgeons from three different countries who now work at the busiest heart surgery program in the nation of Kenya at Tenwek Hospital are interviewed on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast.

Read More

God Sightings

Dr. Trish Burgess talks about her new book God Sightings, a collection of stories of the best God sightings from GHO mission trips around the world on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast.

Read More

Streamlining GHO

Trish Burgess, MD introduces Alicia Trivett, the new GHO Program Coordinator and discusses how they are working to streamline the ways teams are sent to minister in the name of Jesus.

Read More

CMDA Plays Major Humanitarian Role in The Russian/Ukranian War

On a CMDA Matters podcast in March 2022, CEO of International Christian Medical & Dental Associations (ICMDA) Dr. Peter Saunders and Ukraine Medical Outreach (UMO) President Dr. Jim Peipon shared with CMDA CEO Dr. Mike Chupp about how they responded to the medical needs created by the war between Russia and Ukraine.

Read More

Capstone Panel Discussion

3 CMDA members who heard and responded to God’s call to get involved in missions during the later parts of their careers join Dr. Mike Chupp on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast.

Read More

First Fruits and Capstone

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.

Read More

Being on Mission in Your Practice

Dr. Youseff Beshai, a family practice physician from California joins Dr. Mike Chupp and Dr. Jeff Barrows on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast. Dr. Beshai shares his experiences about how to stay on mission in healthcare and serve the underserved through domestic missions in the United States.

Read More

Scholarship | Good Samaritan Scholarship

To introduce diverse health care students to Christian medical missions allowing them to not only become familiar with the cultural, social, spiritual, medical and dental problems in developing countries, but also to obtain the skills to participate, in training and mentoring the next generation of missionaries in the name of Jesus.

Read More

Following the Call into Cross-cultural Missions

Dr. Mike Chupp is joined on this week’s CMDA Matters episode by Dr. David Stevens and Dr. Greg Neal to discuss the Christian Healthcare Executive Collaborative, a growing specialty section of CMDA that connects healthcare leaders with opportunities to connect with one another, as well as to serve the kingdom of God through cross-cultural missions.

Read More

Global Missions Health Conference

Will Rogers joins Dr. Mike Chupp and Dr. Doug Lindberg on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss the upcoming Global Missions Health Conference and the need for healthcare workers on the mission field.

Read More

Free Speech: What are your rights? More Today edition

Robert P. George joins Dr. Mike Chupp on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast to continue the discussion of the future of right of conscience and free speech on college campuses.

Read More

Missionary of the Year 2021

Dr. Jim Radcliffe joins Dr. Mike Chupp on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss his life of service in Papua New Guinea and being named 2021 Missionary of the Year during the CMDA National Convention.

Read More

Scholarship | Dale Willis Memorial GHO Scholarship

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.

Read More

After Ebola: Confronting the Trauma

Photo: Pixabay

In the closing months of 1989, a brutal civil war erupted in Liberia and soon engulfed the small West African country. At the time, T. Abraham Browne was in high school, and the senseless killings forced him and his siblings to flee for their lives to escape the bloodshed. They reached a refugee camp where Abraham would spend the next 10 years.

Read More

Crisis in Nicaragua

Photo Credit: Bread for the World on Visualhunt / CC BY-NC-ND

It was one of those phone calls I dreaded receiving—a late night phone call from a team leader is usually not a good sign. That one phone call set off a chain of events that impacted our ministry in ways we could not have imagined.

Read More

Scholarship | Project Hope Northwest Trip Grant

Project Hope Northwest Mission Trip | Grant Scholarship Part of projecthopenorthwest.org

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.

Read More

Scholarship | Project Medsend Grant

Project Medsend Grant Scholarship

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.

Read More

Scholarship | GHO Dermatology/Nursing Medical Missions

Dermatology/Nursing Medical Missions Scholarship Information

Assisting selected healthcare students 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.

Read More

Scholarship | WPC Mission Trip Scholarship

In partnership with Global Health Outreach, WPC organizes mission trips to House of Hope in Managua, Nicaragua. These trips offer participants an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of girls and women caught in human trafficking. We will be working at House of Hope, an amazing place where the physical, spiritual, economic and educational needs of women in sex slavery (both girls who have been trafficked and women caught in prostitution) are addressed.

Read More

Scholarship | FCPA Mission Matching Grant

fcpa_logo transparent

The Fellowship of Christian Physician Assistants seeks to encourage the sending forth of laborers Matthew 9:37-38 into the fields which are white with harvest. This fund was established to offer financial and prayer support to FCPA members who are called by the Lord to medical mission work around His world.

Read More

Scholarship | Naomi Kim Medical Missions

Naomi Kim Medical Missions Scholarship Information

Assisting selected healthcare students 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.

Read More

Scholarship | James P. Owen Mission

James P. Owen Mission Scholarship Information

James P. Owen had a keen interest in missionary medicine. He died in 1981 while a senior medical student at Southwestern Medical School. The James P. Owen Memorial Endowment Fund was established by his wife in loving memory of her husband.

Read More

Mission Scholarships

Scholarships Header

Christian Medical & Dental Associations® provides various mission scholarships for student and resident members wishing to spend time overseas as a rotation elective.

Read More

The Secret

The Secret

Do you know the secret of making it to the mission field after you know God is calling you? Do you know the secret of faithful service to the Lord once you get there? Do you know the secret of overcoming the many obstacles you will face on your journey from heartbreaking medical cases, to burn out and the difficulty of being away from your family?

Read More

I Could Have Been a Better Missionary

I Could Have Been a Better Missionary

I’m an overachiever, probably just like you and most other healthcare professionals. Okay, that is not completely accurate. I confess, I’m an over overachiever. I’ve always wanted to be the best of the best.

Read More

Pyromania

Pyromania

I love a real log fire. It is a feast for all my senses. The flames dance before my eyes in yellows, reds, blues and purples. The popping and snapping is a never-tiring music and the smell of wood smoke fills the house. A real fire is so nice that I will arise from my warm cushy comfort to go out into the bitter cold to add logs and then stoke the fire.

Read More

Why should I do Short-Term Medical Missions?

Why should I do Short-Term Medical Missions?

Do you ever ask what you should get out of serving? What is the benefit to you? How should you be changed by the act of serving? Here are the heart-felt thoughts of someone struggling with exactly these questions.

Read More