Student Ministry

CMDA Canada realizes the importance of ministering in Medical and Dental students. Their university experience presents different challenges that requires special support. CMDA Canada has a variety of ministries and retreats geared specially towards students.

We have 13 Associate Staff members on campuses around the country tasked with acting as chaplains, support staff and leaders to help students connect with the greater medical community while they grow in faith. We also have annual retreats in both the Eastern and Western regions as well as our Student Leaders Conference, which give the students a chance to be mentored, dwell in fellowship with their peers, and also have a great time. Registration for both our Eastern Student Retreat and Western Student Retreat are live! This time spent in formation and community becomes a firm foundation for these students as they move into residency and then their careers as Doctors and Dentists.

CMDA Canada also sponsors students who want to do Mission Electives with a scholarship program to help them defray some of the cost.

Student Ministry News


My Crash Course in Bioethics at Duke University

SAMANTHA ROSSI The Arete Medical Ethics Summer Seminar is a ministry of CMDA US. Thanks […]

A Snapshot of Student Ministry

Every quarter our Associate Staff send us reports on their ministry to students on campuses […]

It’s Not About Me

Miriam Park Every year, CMDA US holds a leadership conference for dental students called Emerging […]

2019 Student Leaders Conference

Dickson Leung, University of Alberta Entering medical school, I was eager – eager to learn […]

2019 Eastern Student Retreat

Every January our students from the Eastern half of Canada come together for the Eastern […]

Glory To God as a Dental Student

Jonathan Yu As I look back at my four years as a dental student, I […]

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2021 National Student Retreat

This is an on-line student retreat led by Rev. Dr. Cheryl Ann Beals, and includes […]