About CMDA Canada

Our Vision: The Christian Medical and Dental Society (CMDA Canada) is a national organization of Christian physicians, dentists and students, each holding an individual membership, who seek to honour God by integrating faith with professional practice.

Our Mission: As an organization CMDA Canada:

  • Upholds an explicitly Christian view of medicine and dentistry;
  • Seeks to understand and minister to the spiritual needs of patients and colleagues;
  • Creates educational materials that address issues of public policy and health;
  • Develops programs that promote a Christian view of medical ethics, address the health and spiritual needs of the poor and needy, or encourage networking of like-minded colleagues;
  • Ministers to the needs of Christian physicians, dentists and students by supporting local group activities, planning conferences and locating mentorship, elective or practice opportunities.

CMDA Canada Statement of Faith: Full acceptance of our Statement of Faith is required for a full regular membership.

Preamble to the CMDA Canada Constitution:
In a manner first articulated by Dr. Thomas Sydenham, the Father of Modern Medicine 
(1624 -1689):

“It becomes every person who purposes to give himself to the care of others, seriously to consider the four following things: First, that he must one day give an account to the Supreme Judge for all the lives entrusted to his care. Second, that all his skill and knowledge and energy, as they have been given him by God, so they should be exercised for His glory and the good of mankind, and not for mere gain or ambition. Third, and not more beautifully than truly, let him reflect that he has undertaken the care of no mean creature; for, in order that he may estimate the value, the greatness of the human race, the only begotten Son of God became himself a man, and thus ennobled it with His divine dignity, and far more than this, died to redeem it. And fourth, that the doctor being himself a mortal being, should be diligent and tender in relieving his suffering patients, inasmuch as he himself must one day be a like sufferer.”

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