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The XVth ICMDA World Congress in Rotterdam (19-26 July 2014) was described by organisers and delegates alike as 'a glimpse of heaven'. Joining in worship with almost 900 doctors and students from over 90 countries is a unique experience and it was a wonderful opportunity to meet brothers and sisters from so many different backgrounds, including those from places where being a Christian doctor is very hard. 200 people from resource-poor countries were able to attend, thanks to generous donations to the bursary fund. CMF's appeal raised £24,640 which was a huge contribution – many thanks to all those who gave. We pray that the conference will bear much fruit in the months and years to come, as the delegates return home inspired and encouraged to live and speak for Jesus wherever they are.


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Good practice guidelines for short visits and mission teams
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Resources for doctors going overseas:
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CMF's International Department is promoting and supporting medical mission and international work in a variety of ways.

CMF has 200 members working abroad full time with a variety of mission and secular agencies in 45 different countries. Many others, based in the UK, are regularly involved in short-term visits and mission activities

Our job opportunities page gives details of specific needs and vacancies abroad and mission resources contains an extensive directory of organisations and support services to help you find out more.

Go to student electives for information and advice on planning and preparing for an elective in a developing country. We are a multi-discplinary department and have resources for doctors, nurses, therapists, dentists and students.