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Upstate South Carolina Chapter

CMDA Upstate is going to Nicaragua

For years, CMDA Upstate physicians have gone on international mission trips with their churches. Med students have joined teams – often quite large – from other medical schools to serve during school breaks. Now, God is writing a new chapter.

After much prayer and research, the CMDA Upstate Administrative Council has settled on a one-week medical trip tailored for the Upstate medical community. A trip to rural Nicaragua is planned for May 19-27, 2018, and the council is looking for providers!

We are partnering with Global Health Outreach, a CMDA ministry highly experienced in logistical support for international medical trips. If you are a physician, dentist, NP, PA, pharmacist, or a PT or OT, there is a place for you on the trip. Medical students will be paired with providers – ideally at no more than a 3:1 ratio. We will have an attached national provider for continuity and for any urgent medical needs.  A dental clinic also is planned.

We will team with in-country pastors who use the clinic as a spiritual outreach opportunity and who will provide follow-up.  GHO Team Leader Jeff Presley of Kingsport, Tenn., will lead the trip along with Greenville’s Dr. Andrew Jamison.

Please prayerfully consider joining this team. Early commitment will allow more students to participate on this exciting inaugural mission trip. The team will be capped at 50. participants. Scholarships will be offered to students to defray the cost.

To apply to this GHO trip, follow the link, complete the required forms and pay the application fee. Please note that the expiration date on your passport must be no earlier than December 2018, or 6 months beyond the return date.

What's CMDA Upstate All About?

What makes CMDA Upstate tick? You do! CMDA Upstate’s mission is to motivate, mentor, encourage and educate Christian healthcare professionals and students to glorify God by serving with professional excellence as witnesses of Christ's compassion and hope. 

Let's get real. Jesus spoke a lot about unity and relationships, so we think working together is vital. We’re interested in pooling resources with like-minded followers and churches in the Upstate to further the kingdom of heaven. We desire to train the next generation, so they can share medical skills and spiritual hope across the street and around the world for God’s glory. 

We offer:

  • Healthcare-related community outreach
  • An annual medical mission trip
  • Weekly in-home Bible studies for students
  • A Side By Side ministry for healthcare wives
  • Fellowship and educational events
  • Student scholarships to the Global Missions Health Conference in Louisville, Ky.
  • A weekly lunch-time series at the medical school, featuring doctors, pastors and other professionals who address topics from a faith perspective


If you are interested in local outreach, healthcare mission trips, spiritual growth or getting more involved with CMDA Upstate, please email us and provide your contact information. We’ll get you connected with a real person, send you a newsletter, and email you notices about upcoming events.

Christian Medical & Dental Associations - Upstate
50 Charlbury St. • Greenville, SC • 29607

CMDA Upstate Director Emily Goodwin



Please Support CMDA Upstate - South Carolina

Would you like to foster spiritual growth in our medical community, mentor a med student, or team up for spiritual and medical outreach? Email us, and let's get you connected.

Our ministry relies on your participation through prayer, mentorship, financial generosity and hospitality. We desire to partner with individual believers, churches, and allied healthcare professionals with a heart for ministry.

If you would like to monetarily bless the CMDA Upstate chapter, we’ve made it easy. Simply click this secure link to donate online (through Cornerstone) to South Carolina’s CMDA Upstate chapter. You also may donate by check, making it out to: "CMDA Upstate SC." Please include "Account No. 42501" on the memo line and mail to:

Christian Medical & Dental Associations
Donor Services
P.O. Box 7500
Bristol, TN 37621

Donations are deductible on your federal income tax form.

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