"Encouraging and Supporting Women Physicians & Dentists Through Connecting, Inspiring and Equipping."
Women Physicians & Dentists in Christ (WPDC) is an outreach ministry to provide resources for Christian women physicians and dentists to integrate their personal, professional and spiritual lives. We encourage and support Christian women and physicians as we share the unique challenges of our multiple roles. To learn more about our ministry and stay abreast of events, subscribe to our monthly newsletter, the PULSE. And be sure to plan to attend our annual conferences and virtual conferences.
Women Physicians & Dentists in Christ provides a ministry of true belonging, support and equipping to address the unique challenges of women physicians desiring to glorify God.
Women physicians and dentists complete in Christ ministering through medicine.
Biblical Authority - 2 Tim 3:16, All scripture is inspired
Integrity - Titus 2:7, Colossians 4-6
Authentic Friendships - John 15:12-13, Love one another
Grace-filled Haven - Hebrews 4:16, Grace in time of need, Women physicians complete in Christ, thriving in service
EVENTS & HAPPENINGS
2023 WPDC Conference
Join us at the beautiful Sonesta Hotel in Hilton Head Island for our Annual 2023 WPDC Conference
September 7-10, 2023.
WPDC Half-Day Virtual Conference
Back by popular demand! WPDC Half-Day Virtual Conference! On Feb 25th, we will have our 3rd annual virtual conference. From 3-6 pm EST. Our guest speaker is Leslie Walker, MD, well known to WPDC. Psychiatrist extraordinaire, she will be speaking on: “What Christians Need When We Struggle: The Four Essentials”. Joy Walton, MD will be leading us in worship again. A panel and breakouts will be part of the afternoon as well. Mark your calendars NOW!
2022 Conference Slides
Slides for talks given at the 2022 Annual WPDC Conference have been posted to Dropbox at this link.
f you were a speaker and do not see your Powerpoint slides posted, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get those added.
LOCAL WPDC BIBLE STUDY GROUPS
We are excited that these groups are a local resource for women involved in WPDC. If you know of any such groups in your area, we would appreciate hearing about them so we can also post them. Please contact the WPDC Administrator.
GET INVOLVED WITH WPDC
In April 1992, Rev. Marti Ensign became the first director of this outreach, which provided resources directed toward women physicians and dentists, conferences to meet their specific needs and a close-knit network to help them share and grow in Christ. In 1993, members of the (newly formed) WIMD Commission attended the American Medical Women's Association meeting, where many expressed an interest in CMDS. In April 1994, the first CMDS/WIMD national convention was held in Philadelphia.
In 2000, Rev. Marti Ensign retired from the leadership of WIMD and Harriet Askew became the new director. She worked on behalf of the ministry from 2000-2002. Since 2002, WIMD has created a monthly e-newsletter that is sent out to thousands of women. With the e-newsletter, WIMD can reach women all over the world and in return receives many responses including prayer requests, needs and useful suggestions.
In 2002, the Commission members realized their desire to personally minister to the women professionals of CMDA, and therefore, the ministry paradigm was restructured. The WIMD Commission hired its first administrative assistant in the fall of 2002 and its first full-time administrator in January 2014. WIMD now has yearly conferences in different regions of the United States to minister to the growing number of women physicians, dentists and medical and dental students.
In 2021, the name was changed to Women Physicians & Dentists in Christ (WPDC) in order to reflect the heart of the organization, Jesus Christ. The mission of this commission has not changed-the ministry continues to be focused on Christian women physicians, dentists and the students in these professions.