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Conference Coverage
Physician Heal Thyself: Living a fulfilled life in Medicine

Conference speakers focused on the crisis of physician and health care worker burnout, and pointed out evidence-based ways to alleviate and overcome the effects on individuals within the profession. Ultimately, as faith-filled Catholics, they already have the Source of joy and hope to show them the way to living a fulfilled life.

Dr. Félix Rodríguez
How One Person Can Expand the Reach of the CMA

Dr. Félix Rodríguez is no stranger to the Catholic Medical Association. In fact, according to past president Dr. Paul Braaton, he is an invaluable member.

Drs. Peter Rosario and Jose Santos
Spreading the Word About the CMA

The Catholic Medical Association has long been connecting physicians and medical professionals to other like-minded individuals who wish to merge their faith with the practice of medicine. This has certainly been the case for regional directors Drs. Peter Rosario and Jose Santos.

Against All Odds: A Pregnancy Center Defeats an Abortion Clinic

The Maximilian Kolbe Pregnancy Resource Center in Macon, Georgia has a new home, thanks to the efforts of its volunteers, supporters, and a doctor whose role was providential. The building the Kolbe Center now inhabits narrowly escaped a tragic purpose. It had been designated to house an abortion clinic.

Nashville Wins Outstanding Guild and Outstanding Chaplain of the CMA

The Nashville Guild of the Catholic Medical Association is the winner of the 2019 Outstanding Guild award for demonstrating exceptional efforts in engaging its members and community with the mission of the CMA.

Success: Medical Student Bootcamp & Leadership Training Meeting

Medical students and physicians from all over the country descended upon Mundelein, Illinois to attend the annual CMA Medical Student Bootcamp and Leadership Training Meeting at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, June 9-16.

Distinguished Guardian of Faith Award

The Distinguished Guardian of Faith Award is presented to individuals who exemplify faith and love of God in their personal lives and in their healing profession by special service and dedication to the Catholic Medical Association.

CMA Doctors Attend Sacred Heart Consecration in Rome

Pope Francis welcomed 300 members of the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations, who gathered in Rome to celebrate the consecration of the Federation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In attendance were seven members of the CMA from the United States.

Student Section

Christian Dávila
Overcoming and Succeeding

Christian Dávila is a third-year medical student at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM) in San Antonio, Texas, but his journey there tested his faith and determination.

CMA Gets a New App

The app, complete with ecclesial approval, is made for health care professionals who seek guidance in learning and applying the intellectual Tradition of the Catholic Church in their practice.

Resident Section

Dr. Cecilia Jojola
My Big Fat Catholic Family

I like to think of our CMA meetings as family reunions. Yet what sets us apart is a connection made not by blood, but in the Spirit – not merely in a home, but in the Church.

Our Sunday Visitor Scholarship Funding

Thanks to Our Sunday Visitor Institute, the philanthropic arm of OSV, the Catholic Medical Association was able to offer a number of scholarships to cover the registration of the conference for medical students and residents of Hispanic heritage.

President's Message

It is with a humble heart that I can congratulate the CMA on another successful Annual Educational Conference. Through the work of our dedicated staff, members, and incredible speakers, I feel confident saying we did a monumental service to our profession by educating hundreds on this issue. I believe the ripple-effect of our conference will be felt for years to come.

Chaplain's Corner

I salute and congratulate all of our Latino members who, like Dr. Lloyd Pierre and those featured in this issue of The Pulse, are imbuing the practice of medicine in our nation with moral principle.

Other Issues

Spring-Summer 2019 Issue

Combating Physician Burnout

Fall-Winter 2018 Issue

Catholic Innovators in the Field of Medicine

Summer 2018 Issue

Alternative Catholic Models for Health Care

All Issues