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#2216: Christian Medical and Dental Student Association

Overview
Status
Currently Registered
Last Registered
June 22, 2013
Registration Expiration Date
September 30, 2014
Classification
Registered Student Organization
Categories
Graduate/Professional,Health and Wellness,Religious Affiliated

 

About this Group

Group Description
We believe we can honor God by how we live our lives--how we study, how we relate to our peers/fellow students, our families and friends. We believe God calls some of his followers into the practice of dentistry and medicine. In CMDA, we affirm the goodness of your studies and your calling. We provide opportunities for a change of pace--intentional times away from the work of school to provide balance in the midst of your schedule and fellowship among fellow students. We seek to help you nurture your relationships with God, other Christians, and your non-Christian friends.
Group's principal activities, events, or programs:
CMDA provides opportunities to have fellowship with other Christians in the medical and dental schools. We hold Bible studies, prayer meetings, roundtable discussions with practicing physicians and dentists, gatherings such as dinners and barbecues, lunch events, a fall and spring retreat, and opportunities to get involved in national conferences.
How this group's activities benefit the University community:
In CMDA, we provide events where students can take a break from the rigors of dental school or medical school to relax, have fun, and to be encouraged. We help students to create a balance between school and their Christian faith by offering an atmosphere where students can connect with others about questions not covered in the school "curriculum." We seek to help students grow in their relationships with God as they grow in professional competence.
How this group fits into its categories:
CMDA is a Christian organization. We create opportunities where students can meet with other Christian students to encourage one another in faith. We address issues such as how we can make God a priority during a busy time of life and how we can live visibly for Christ in an environment that is not supportive of Christians. Additionally, we believe that complete health and wellness encompasses one's spirituality and not just the physical state of being. Finally, we welcome students from all backgrounds and cultures. We believe that God created all individuals and that we glorify him through our diversity.
How to get involved with this group:
In order to be involved in CMDA, you can send an email to any of the officers expressing your interest or at cmda@umn.edu. We do not have consistent meeting times or an application to fill out, however, if interested, we can inform you of our upcoming events, times, etc. Members are generally dental and medical students. If you are interested in CMDA on the national level, you can check out the website http://www.cmda.org/AM/Template.cfm.

 

Contact Info

Address
2900 University Ave SE
Apt 310
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone
(651)428-6489
Email
cmda@umn.edu
Website
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~cmda

Officers

Officer
Leah Anderson
Officer
Vanessa Wankhede
Officer
Emily Woo
Officer
Rachel Lundberg
Officer
Jessica Sjoholm
Officer
Sophia Kim
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