NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Chapter

Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA)

Mission: To be a dynamic, accountable community of medical students who are nurtured, equipped, and encouraged to fulfill their God-given calling in the health-professions.

About CMDA:

The Christian Medical & Dental Association exists to motivate, educate, and equip Christian physicians and dentists to glorify God by living out the character of Christ in their homes, practices, communities and around the world.

Founded in 1931, CMDA provides programs and services supporting its mission to “change hearts in healthcare” with a current membership of more than 16,000. CMDA promotes positions and addresses policies on healthcare issues; conducts overseas medical evangelism projects through its mission arm, Global Health Outreach; coordinates a network of Christian doctors for fellowship and professional growth; sponsors student ministries in medical and dental schools; distributes educational and inspirational resources; hosts marriage and family conferences; provides missionary doctors with continuing education resources; and conducts academic exchange programs overseas. By being the “hands of Jesus” to needy people, CMDA seeks to fulfill His Great Commandment (Matthew 22:39; 25:36) and His Great Commission.

National Organization: http://www.cmda.org/



Contact: cmda.nycom@nyit.edu

Member Position Email
Mariam Atia President matia01@nyit.edu
Jasmine Varughese Vice President jvarug02@nyit.edu
Elizabeth George Secretary egeorge01@nyit.edu
Enea Himi Treasurer ehimi@nyit.edu
Jubin Kochummen 2nd Year Representative jkouchumm@nyit.edu
National Liasion
1st Year Representative
Esther Hevia Adviser ehevia@nyit.edu


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CMDA’s first meeting of the year!

The Christian Medical & Dental Association (CMDA)’s first meeting was held on Friday, September 13th at noon in the William’s Auditorium. The president introduced the board members, goals and vision for CMDA, incorporating the osteopathic tenet of the “Body is a unit: Body, Mind and Spirit.” A spoken word piece by Jeff Bethke called “Why I Hate Religion” was shown. […]

Minutes of CMDA Meeting of February 21st 2013

Our February 21st 2013 meeting was our first meeting of the year and it was very powerful and encouraging. We had Pastor John Yenchko, the senior Pastor at North Shore Community Church in Oyster Bay as our guest speaker and he gave a short but powerful talk on “The Power of Personal Prayer”. He encouraged […]


We had a nice meeting on Thursday, November 29th 2012. Opening prayer was said by the President Dapo Adefeso. We watched an interview of famed Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Ben Carson, and a portion of the movie about his life – “Gifted Hands” and afterwards, the Vice President, Nidun Daniel, led a short discussion on the lessons […]

Minutes of CMDA Meeting of October 19th 2012

We had a guest speaker, Kevin Jerry, talk to us on the topic – “Getting released from mental prisons”. Mr. Jerry who visited us with his wife, Beth, opened our eyes to how anger, bitterness, inferiority complex and other mind battles can limit us and how we can be free of them. It was a […]

CMDA E-Board Members Email Addresses, Club Dues and Club Plans for the 2012-2013 Year

President – Oladapo Adefeso – oadefeso@nyit.edu Vice President – Nidun Daniel – ndaniel@nyit.edu Secretary – Roseline Okigbo – rokigbo@nyit.edu Treasurer – Carelle Cherebin – ccherebi@nyit.edu National Liaison Officer – Sarah Ng – sng03@nyit.com Second Year Rep – Lazarus Onwuka – lonwuka@nyit.edu Club Adviser – Esther Hevia – ehevia@nyit.edu CLUB DUES- $10 CLUB PLANS – For the 2012-2013 academic year, we plan on […]

CMDA – Free Hug Day Meeting

Our February 1st meeting was about de-stressing from our intense schedules, getting to know our members more, and having fun. After singing 2 songs, led by the Praise Team, members of CMDA along with the E-Board decorated T-shirts in preparation for FREE HUG DAY! Free Hug day will be held the following day, February 2nd.

CMDA – December 14th Meeting Minutes

At this meeting, the CMDA Praise team as well as members sang Christmas carols. We reflected on the fact that Jesus was truly the reason for the season. A third year student, Peter Hong, came in to speak with first and second year students about everything from faith and keeping God as a number one […]

CMDA 3rd Meeting – Minutes

On our meeting that was held on Wednesday November 16th, the CMDA welcomed an amazing guest speaker. Dr. Ali Ko, aside from being an exceptional OBGYN with a 3 month long waiting list, is also an incredible missionary. She decided that after working at Johns Hopkins, and meeting big names like Ben Carson, she would […]

2nd CMDA Meeting – Minutes

CMDA Second General Body Meeting Minutes: The CMDA showed an inspiring documentary about Ben Carson, the first African American Neurosurgeon. Despite his incredible skill and success today, Ben Carson was once a below average student with a dangerous temper. With the help of his mother and his faith in God, he was able to take […]

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