We are, we are CMDA NIGERIA
Our name is Christian Medical and Dental Association of Nigeria, we are an association and we have two arms of the association; a Students’ arm and a Doctors’ arm.
The name of the Students’ arm is
“Christian Medical and Dental Association of Nigeria – Students arm” and its recognized abbreviation is “CMDA Nigeria-Students”.
CMDA Nigeria-Students was founded on 16th September, 1981 at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos and was initially called “Fellowship of Christian Medical Students of Nigeria [FCMSN]” from 1981 to 1982.
It became “Nigerian Conference of Christian Medical Students [NCCMS], in 1982 and maintained the name till 1991.
In 1991, with the inclusion of dental students, it became “Nigerian Conference of Christian Medical and Dental Students [NCCMDS]” and maintained the name till 2010.
With the harmonization and integration with the Doctors’ arm, the name became “Christian Medical and Dental Association – Students [CMDA-Students]” from 2011 to 2015. In 2015, to appropriately reflect the harmonization and integration, the name became “Christian Medical and Dental Association of Nigeria – Students’ arm [CMDA Nigeria-Students]”.
That God made man – spirit, soul, and body, and He has called us Christians in the medical and dental disciplines to be proficient in caring for the whole man (1 Thess. 5:23b). Hence, the Christian Medical and Dental Association of Nigeria (CMDA Nigeria) seeks to establish a Christian witness through medical and dental doctors and students in every community in Nigeria and beyond.
- To start and strengthen Christian Medical and Dental Association of Nigeria (CMDA Nigeria) chapters nationally through calling, equipping, fellowship and service.
- To establish and enhance Christian witness through members’ personal and corporate ministry in holistic care and in mission outreaches.
Our mission is sustained by our passion, as future doctors to be different, our commitment to seeing patients as real human beings and not mere cases, our burning desire to be used by God to restore dignity to men and also to reconcile them to their creator in the steps of The Great Physician, our Lord Jesus.
The Motto of the Association is “Caring for the whole man: spirit, soul and body” (1 Thessalonians 5:23b)