About Us

Our Mission:

Forming and supporting current and future physicians to live and promote the principles of the Catholic Faith in the science and practice of medicine.

Our Vision:

Inspiring Physicians to Imitate Jesus Christ


We are Catholic individuals dedicated to the ministry of health care.

The Catholic Medical Association is the largest association of Catholic individuals in health care. We help our members to grow in faith, maintain ethical integrity, and provide excellent health care in accordance with the teachings of the Church.

We are a leading national voice on applying the principles of the Catholic faith to medicine.

We represent faithful Catholics in the medical community; create and organize educational resources and events; advocate for members, the Church, and the medical profession in public forums; and provide guidance for bishops and other national leaders on healthcare ethics and policy.

We build communities of support through local guilds.

The CMA helps to start and support independent guilds (chapters) throughout the country. Guilds provide fellowship, education, and service to the local Church, the community, and peers in health care.

We are dedicated to educating and supporting the next generation.

Through the Catholic Medical Association Student Section (CMA-SS), we provide meaningful support and instruction to medical students as they grow in the Faith and as medical professionals. We are committed to handing on a Catholic and Hippocratic approach to medicine.