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The Catholic Medical Association fulfills its mission at the local and national levels:
At the local level, the CMA is organized into “chartered guilds.” Chartered guilds can be formed at the level of a parish, city, or diocese with a minimum of 6 physicians. Members work together to support each other as well as medical students and residents; provide education; and serve the local Church and the public. Chartered guilds are organized into 11 regions, each supported by two Regional Directors.
From its headquarters in Philadelphia, the National Office: (1) provides administrative support for organization-wide projects (including Task Forces and the Annual Educational Conference); (2) collaborates with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and allied organizations to address ethical, legal, and policy issues at the national level; and (3) coordinates CMA’s public relations and educational strategies by issuing statements, White Papers, and responding to media inquiries.