“Midwives know that it is both a great honor and a great responsibility to serve women, and so must act with integrity and purpose when providing care to women and their families. The practice of midwifery is well served by midwives who act as servant leaders*, taking into account the larger context of a woman’s life while considering her unique individual circumstances. Through engaging in genuine dialogue with women, midwives can develop the virtue of prudence that will aid them in making decisions about how and when to advocate for women and babies, whether it means  taking a strong stand or working more quietly.”

--Mary Sommers, MMCI Founder and Director of Academic Affairs

prospective students

Prospective CPM Students

Are you called to be a midwife?

At MMCI, we believe midwifery is a calling. As such, it is very important that you as a prospective student examine and define what that means to you. Here you will find links to the nuts and bolts of the MMCI CPM Program, but first we ask that you consider the following questions before you begin a journey that will change you, your family, your community…and the world, one midwife at a time.


Listen to MMCI’s Academic Affairs Director, Mary Sommers, talk about what it means to be called to be a midwife.


Ask yourself…

Why do I want to be a midwife?

How do my partner and other family members feel about my commitment to become a midwife?

How will I support myself financially while I study?

What is the status of my health?

What are my  daily/weekly/monthly commitments outside of the MMCI CPM Program, and how will I balance those commitments with participating in the Program?

Am I ready to start my midwifery education now? If not now, when?

Answering these questions will help you better plan for a rewarding and challenging learning experience in the MMCI CPM Program.


*The servant leader serves the people she leads. In midwifery care this means that midwives as servant leaders look after the needs of their clients, helping them to reach their full potential as women giving birth. This type of leadership rejects the self-serving, domineering style of leadership, and instead encourages us to think harder about how to respect, value and motivate the women and families in their care.

Useful Links

MMCI CPM Program and admission requirements



List of classes


Tuition and fees




Reading list