New York Medical College

Student Services

Religious & Spiritual


Catholic Students Association

The purpose of the Catholic Students Association (CSA) is to encourage and facilitate a deeper sense of community among Catholic students, and to provide opportunities for those who would like to know more about Catholicism. CSA enables students to maintain a spiritual focus in their lives, especially when facing new and often overwhelming academic challenges. CSA sponsors campus charity events as well as a yearly spring retreat, open to anyone on campus who is interested in decompressing from the normal rigors of medical school and exploring their growing spirituality. This usually takes place at a picturesque and serene location, such as the Mariapolis Luminosa Focolare Center in Hyde Park.

Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA)

CMDA is an organization that provides resources, networking opportunities and support to Christian healthcare professionals and students. Since 1931, CMDA has worked to provide an environment that enables individuals in healthcare to express and enjoy their faith and promote a balance of religion and career. At NYMC, students are encouraged to come to CMDA to have an avenue to express themselves as Christians and to have support and encouragement for the harsh realities of life as a medical student. One of our main objectives is building friendships where people are comfortable around each other. We welcome those who are just curious about faith and religion and want to know more. We hold weekly meetings where we sing songs of worship, pray, have testimonies, hold bible studies and just have a good time in each other’s companies. We also participate in an annual student conference where CMDA students from across the region meet for a fun-filled weekend to share and worship together, we hold holiday parties, and participate in so many more activities.

Christian Fellowship

"...And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching."-Hebrews 10:24-25

NYMC Christian Fellowship is a group of believers who come together to worship God through prayer, songs, His Word, and encouragement of one another. We seek to know God more through His Word and to grow in our personal relationships with Jesus Christ as we continue on our path to become physicians. Our weekly gatherings and small group meetings provide an opportunity for Bible study, prayer, accountability, and additional encouragement. Furthermore, we participate in conferences and activities organized by the Christian Medical Dental Association.

If you are seeking to grow in your relationship with Christ and in fellowship with other believers, or are simply interested in finding out more about who God is, we invite you to come and visit our group. Meetings are held every week in the Alumni House.

Jewish Student Association

Ever wonder why the school closes for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Passover? Why not Purim and Chanukah too? What about Succos and Sh'vuos? Actually, what ARE Succos and Sh'vous? To find out the answers to these and many more HOLY questions make sure to stop by at the next Jewish Student Association meeting.

The Jewish Student Association was started by medical students with the common goal of organizing activities in order to increase Jewish awareness in the college community. Our main events have usually centered around the various holidays throughout the year. Past events have included organizing prayer services for the High Holy Holidays, "break-the-fast" after Yom Kippur, Chanukah celebrations, and Megillah readings for Purim. We are also interested in the interrelationship of Jewish Law and medicine. Past events have included an interdisciplinary open forum in which rabbis, physicians and lawyers have presented and discussed their views on such controversial topics as the definition of legal death.

We are open-minded and continually looking for new members and new ideas. The club is open to all students in the college community.

Muslim Students Association (MSA) of NYMC

The goal of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) of NYMC is to foster a Muslim community on campus through religious, social and civic activities. We also seek to promote an accurate awareness of the Islamic religion and culture within the university community.


For additional information on any of our clubs or student activities please contact the Dean of Student Activites at (914) 594-4491