To encourage and support Christian women physicians and dentists as we share the unique challenges of our multiple roles:
- Through authentic relationships ("They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer," Acts 2:42, NIV 2011.)
- Through personal growth ("I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands," Psalm 119:10, NIV 2011.)
- Through discipleship and mentoring ("Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live…Then they can train the younger women..." Titus 2:3-4, NIV 1984.)
- Through professional development ("Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving," Colossians 3:23-24, NIV 1984.)
To be the key resource for Christian women physicians and dentists in integrating their personal, professional and spiritual lives.
In addition to CMDA's core values, we emphasize the following core values unique to our members:
- Authenticity and transparency
- Intentional relationships
In April 1992, Rev. Marti Ensign became the first director of this outreach, which provided resources directed toward women physicians and dentists, conferences to meet their specific needs and a close-knit network to help them share and grow in Christ. In 1993, members of the (newly formed) WIMD Commission attended the American Medical Women’s Association meeting, where many expressed an interest in CMDS. In April 1994, the first CMDS/WIMD national convention was held in Philadelphia.
In 2000, Rev. Marti Ensign retired from the leadership of WIMD and Harriet Askew became the new director. She worked on behalf of the ministry from 2000-2002. Since 2002, WIMD has created a monthly e-newsletter that is sent out to thousands of women. With the e-newsletter, WIMD can reach women all over the world and in return receives many responses including prayer requests, needs and useful suggestions.
In 2002, the Commission members realized their desire to personally minister to the women professionals of CMDA, and therefore, the ministry paradigm was restructured. The WIMD Commission hired its first administrative assistant in the fall of 2002 and its first full-time administrator in January 2014. WIMD now has yearly conferences in different regions of the United States to minister to the growing number of women physicians, dentists and medical and dental students.
In January 2015, the name of Women in Medicine and Dentistry (WIMD) was changed to Women Physicians in Christ (WPC) in order to reflect the heart of the organization, Jesus Christ. The mission of this commission has not changed—the ministry continues to be focused on Christian women physicians, dentists and the students in these professions.
Darilyn Falck, MD
A.J. Demlow, MD
Gloria Halverson, MD
Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD
Cara Brown, MD
Leslie Walker, MD
Amy Givler, MD
Holly Austin, MD
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