Harvard Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA)

Welcome to the Harvard Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA)!

We are a unified and growing community of graduate students and healthcare professionals dedicated to glorifying God and transforming lives through the love of Christ. We meet regularly through bible study, small groups, social activities and more.

If you are new to the area, please also check out our Connections page for a list of churches that our members attend. In the beginning of every academic year we also lead visits to these church communities.

Like our Facebook page and join our Mailing list for updates!



sunday dinner + bible study

Every Sunday at 5:45pm we meet at JBM lounge in Vanderbilt Hall (map below), where we eat a provided dinner and study the Bible together.

small groups

Several small groups meet throughout the year to deepen our fellowship with one another outside of large group. If you’re interested in joining or starting one, let us know through our mailing list sign up page.



Every winter several of our members attend the Boston Healthcare Fellowship (BHF) retreat, where healthcare students and professionals from various schools in the Boston area relax, get to know each other, and immerse themselves in God’s word. Graduate students also attend the InterVarsity fall retreat, where Christian fellowships from MIT, BU, and other schools in Boston area come together.

Finally, we have a CMDA fall retreat to Washington, DC this year. Look out for details in the emails!

lunch seminars

Every month we invite speakers to give seminars on various topics in the Harvard Medical School campus. Some previous topics include understanding prayer with science and theology, neuroscience and the soul, medical students’ experiences in Christianity, and more.

Check out our Resources page for recordings of previous talks, and our facebook page for more updates!

other harvard christian fellowships

The Harvard affiliated PhD students in our group also attend events hosted by the Harvard Graduate Christian Community, which is based in Cambridge, MA. Check out their website for more details about churches, events and more.