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Christian Medical Students Association (CMSA)


Our Mission:

Christian Medical Students Association motivates, educates and equips Christian students at CMSRU to glorify God by serving with professional excellence as witnesses of Christ’s love and compassion to all peoples. We will strive to be Christ-like, compassionate, courageous, and culturally relevant in our interactions with fellow students, faculty, and patients. We emphasize acceptance of other belief systems and values while standing strong in our own beliefs and values. As a student group, our goal is to promote fellowship within the group, to demonstrate Christ-like love in our daily interactions with others, and to encourage exploration of Christian-related issues in health care.

CMSA encompasses membership with two complementary organizations: Christian Medical & Dental Association (CMDA) and Catholic Medical Association (CMA). CMDA meetings regularly on Tuesday nights for dinner and fellowship when our physician mentors host us in their homes. Meetings are great opportunities to meet other students in all years of training and explore our role as Christians in healthcare. New for the 2022-2023 year, CMA will support future physicians to live and promote the principles of the Catholic faith in the science and practice of medicine. CMA intends to accomplish this goal through service learning and other clinical, faith-orientated opportunities. Both CMDA and CMA have sister organizations at Rowan SOM, who we work closely with throughout the year.

CMSA hosts regular Bible studies on campus, fosters connections with other faith-based CMSRU organizations, JMSA and MMSA, and encourages membership and inclusion of all students: Christian, non-Christian, Catholic, and non-Catholic alike.

CMSA Student Leadership: Bryce Showell (2025), Renee Spencer (2025), Daniel Schneider (2025)

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