CMDA partners with Global Missions Health Conference (GMHC https://www.medicalmissions.com/conferences/gmhc-2013) to help enable and equip doctors for medical missions.
Every year, in November, scores of students from various CMDA chapters go to Louisville, KY to attend the GMHC. The cost of registration has been quite nominal: $85. Also the members of the host Church (Kyle Idyleman’s Southeastern Christian Church http://www.southeastchristian.org/) open up their houses for free lodging to the student attendee (So you get to meet some very cool families from the Church)!! UTMB’s SGA and faculty also made available scholarships for any needy students! This year four 1st year medical students car-pooled and drove all the way to Louisville (from Galveston) to attend the conference!
There are many great reasons to go this international conference, few of which are:-
-1- It is a great place to learn about all kinds of existing healthcare related international mission opportunities.
-2- You get to actually meet missionaries stationed at various parts of the world, who fly in to this conference to share their experiences and answer any question you might have about international missions. You come to know how has been God moving across the globe through the profession of medicine!
-3- And you get to visit Kyle Idleman’s Church : )
(Overall, it is always a good habit to regularly attend such international conferences, to stay in touch with what all God is doing across the globe)
Some pictures from the conference:-