Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA)



The Christian Medical and Dental Associations at Tufts is a local chapter of the National affiliate by the same name.  More about the National organization can be found at


This organization is not only a student organization, but also for professionals, including some of our own professors at Tufts.  Locally, our CMDA along with chapters from Harvard and Boston University, among others, is also part of the network included in the Boston Healthcare Fellowship.  More about this fellowship can be found at


CMDA at Tufts incorporates students from all of the various schools at the Boston campus, including the School of Dental Medicine, School of Medicine, School of Nutrition, Physician’s Assistant program, PHPD, and PhD program.  Students, faculty, residents, fellows, and professionals are all welcome to participate.  A frequent topic of discussion is searching for culturally relevant ways to live out the Christian faith in our healthcare professions.


For more information about our group or to be added to our email listserv, please contact one of the student leaders listed under QUICK LINKS.


Typical activities of our academic year at Tufts include:
•    Apple picking
•    Bible Studies
•    Christmas Party
•    Dinner with Speakers
•    Spring Retreat for Healthcare Professionals to Toah Nipi Camp in NH
•    Prayer Meetings
•    End-of-the-year Summer barbecue
•    Game Nights
•    Volunteer Work
•    Regional and National Conferences
•    And other spontaneous unofficial fellowship events


CMDA can help with the following:
•    Finding a church
•    Fellowship
•    Encouragement and Mentorship
•    Linking to global ministry through Global Health Outreach, our National Organization’s Missions Affiliate


Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health.