A CMDA Ministry

Side By Side Ministry Overview

The Madison, WI Side By Side chapter is one of 65+ focused on encouraging women in healthcare marriages through fellowship, Bible study, and prayer. We are a part of the CMDA ministry and uniquely focus on creating faith-based communities for women who are married to medical/dental students, residents, fellows, and physicians or even may be physicians or dentists themselves.

Standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side.” Philippians 1:27

Many women who come to Side By Side have never attended a Bible study before, while others may have been in Bible studies all their lives. The great thing is that just doesn’t matter! Being in medical marriages create a common bond and the journey is much more fun with others. Side By Side is a network of connections that provide loving support, emotional bonding, prayer, food, and lots of laughter.

But most importantly, through Side By Side chapters across the globe, many women, their children, and even their husbands have grown deeply in their relationship with Christ. Check out the complete list of Side by Side chapters or learn more about the Madison, Wisconsin chapter and their faith-based events for doctor’s wives.



Side By Side began in 1988 in Rochester, Minnesota with six women meeting around a kitchen table. In 2003, we began sharing the blessings we received with others. Now, there are over 65 chapters around the globe with participants from different backgrounds, denominations, and stages of life. Visit the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) website to learn more about the history of Side by Side.