What CMA does for members
CMA works at both the national and local level to provide services that benefit the entire Catholic healthcare community and the culture around us. Please review this top-level statement of benefits and then scroll down for additional detail.
- National advocacy
- Defense of conscience rights
- National and local support communities
- Defense of the Catholic faith
- Spiritual and moral formation and support
- Subscription to a bioethics journal, the Linacre Quarterly
- Online subscription to The Pulse of Catholic Medicine Magazine
- Valuable content, newsletters, bulletins, and alerts
- Personal/professional enrichment through service opportunities
- Member discounts to the annual conference
Continue reading for additional details on member benefits.
We are a national advocate for the views of Catholic physicians and healthcare professionals. The CMA provides a voice for Catholic medical and ethical principles in society and in the media, and addresses issues at federal and state government levels that are vital to Catholic health care
Defense of conscience
We defend your right to follow your conscience and Catholic teachings so you can protect your integrity and help build a culture of life. The CMA serves as a beacon of light for Catholics in health care in our current culture of darkness
National and local support communities
The CMA builds national and local communities (guilds) of physicians and healthcare professionals who want to learn about and live their Catholic faith. We provide the best in continuing medical education at our annual conferences.
Defense of the Catholic faith
We defend the Catholic faith and those who stand up for Catholic teaching on vital healthcare issues. The CMA supports the Pope and bishops in the United States. We help make the Church stronger and more successful in witnessing to Christ in the complex world of modern medicine.
Spiritual and moral formation and support
The CMA provides spiritual and moral support for Catholic physicians and healthcare professionals, both through the national office, in the local guilds, at annual conferences, and through the mutual support among members.
Subscription to the Linacre Quarterly
Receive the Linacre Quarterly in print and online! Continuously published since 1934, the Linacre Quarterly (the CMA’s official journal) provides a forum in which faith and reason can be brought to bear on analyzing and resolving ethical issues in health care, with a particular focus on issues in clinical practice and research.
The Pulse of Catholic Medicine Magazine
Launched in September 2015 the goal of the magazine is to show the face of the CMA and palpitate the pulse of our guilds and individual members. This is one of the many ways the CMA is striving to foster communication and dialogue with and among our members and guilds. We hope this magazine will be a source of encouragement and fellowship for you and our members.
Valuable content, newsletters, bulletins, and alerts
The CMA publishes a steady stream of blog posts and press releases responding to current events wherein Church teaching and ethical principles intersect with medicine, technology, and public policy on healthcare financing and delivery. We also provide newsletters, email updates, and action alerts on political issues and service opportunities.
Personal/professional enrichment through service opportunities
We provide members with opportunities to participate in various programs providing a high level of personal and professional enrichment—and benefiting the medical community and the culture in which we live.
Member discounts to the annual conference
Membership discounts at CMA’s annual conference, which provides educational and networking opportunities, and opportunities to earn continuing medical education units.
Who should join?
CMA membership is comprised of the following groups. All of the dollar figures below represent annual membership dues, paid first upon joining and renewed each calendar year.
|Member Groups||Annual Dues|
|First Year in Practice||$200|
|Second Year in Practice||$300|
|Semi-Retired Physicians (<20 Hours per Week)||$175|
|Retired Physicians (0 Hours per Week)||$100|
|Residents or Fellows||$50|
|Clergy or Religious who are Physicians||$75|
|Uniformed Service (Active Duty Only)||$200|
|All other doctoral degrees including:|
D.D.S., D.M.D., plus C.R.N.A., P.A., N.P., and C.N.M.
|Retired (0 Hours per Week)||$100|
|Nurses and Allied Health Professionals||$150|
|Retired (0 Hours per Week)||$100|
|Clergy and Religious||$50|
|Friends and Supporters||$150|