Johnson Short Term Medical Missions Fund

To encourage MD/DO Residents and Fellows to serve the underserved cross-culturally and in doing so to seek the Lord's will for their lifetime involvement in medical missions.



You must be:

1. A CMDA member (Join Now)
2. A MD/DO Resident or Fellow
3. Able to demonstrate financial need to enable project participation



Applications will generally be processed within a week of being received. Awards will be announced by E-mail. The amount of the grant is for transportation and project-related expenses up to $1,000 per person or $2,000 per married couple.



Funds must be used for participation in a missionary medical or dental preceptorship, clerkship or similar clinical experience arranged by the resident for completion within twelve months from the date of the award.


Recipients are required to submit a typewritten report to CMDA within sixty days after completion of the overseas experience, including photographs. The report should contain a summary of activities and an assessment of the value of the experience for the resident. Both the report and photos will be kept on file here unless specified otherwise. The recipient is also asked to write a letter of appreciation to the donor. This should be included with the report so it can be forwarded to the donor.


Due to limited funding, this program is not intended to duplicate other award programs where funding has been given. Where partial funding has been provided from other sources, our award would be limited to the amount necessary to meet (but not exceed) full travel and project-related expenses. If full funding has been provided by other organizations, churches, mission board or foundation awards, applicants are requested to notify the Christian Medical & Dental Associations immediately, withdrawing their application in order that other applicants may be funded.



MD/DO Residents or Fellows will be eligible for only one (1) Johnson Short Term Medical Mission Scholarship award throughout their residency.




To apply online, please click here. Please note: before an application will be considered, the applicant's pastor must submit a letter of recommendation highlighting the applicant's spiritual maturity and involvement in ministry. This should be mailed to Johnson Scholarship, c/o Jessica King, PO Box 7500, Bristol TN 37621 or emailed to


For questions, please contact Jessica King, Executive Assistant, by phone at (423) 844-1000, or E-Mail