MyCatholicDoctor selected as Finalist in the OSV Challenge

August 30, 2021 – MyCatholicDoctor is thrilled to have been selected as a finalist in the OSV Challenge! What is the OSV Challenge? It’s Catholic Shark Tank!

The OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation announced the next phase of the 2021 OSV Challenge, a multi-round entrepreneurial competition designed to accelerate unique project ideas in any stage from Catholics whose faith has motivated them to make a difference. Out of 650+ applications, 25 challengers were selected to advance to the Semi-Final Round, and we are grateful to be chosen among the top 12 finalists. 

Kathleen Berchelmann, M.D., Co-founder of MyCatholicDoctor, shared her enthusiastic remarks regarding the advancement in this challenge: As the proud Co-founder of MyCatholicDoctor, the real founder of MyCatholicDoctor is Jesus Christ, when he called us to heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God (Luke 10:9). Throughout this past 6 weeks, the OSV Institute offered us professional guidance, spiritual formation, and personal development needed for optimal impact on the Church and the world. We have had the opportunity to meet incredible like minded ministries through this process and are excited to continue to enrich these relationships as we move forward.” 

On Saturday, September 18th, MyCatholicDoctor will pitch their project in pursuit of further investment and the three $100,000 prize winners will be announced. The OSV Challenge Showcase will be held virtually this year, for the health and safety of all who wish to attend. If you would like to attend this free virtual event, please visit here.

“After hearing pitches and reading business plans from the 24 semifinalists, it was extremely hard to narrow the field to 12.  After much prayer and discernment, these 12 innovative ideas moving forward can serve the Church and the world in important ways. There were nearly 600 initial applicants to this year’s Challenge, and OSV would like to thank all of them for their willingness to take a leap of faith in applying,” said Dr. Matt Smith, Director of Strategic Alliances for the OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation.

Through this relationship between the OSV Institute and MyCatholicDoctor, MyCatholicDoctor is hopeful to make access to Catholic healthcare easier, more convenient, and an affordable option for families across the nation. They want to share the love of Jesus Christ in health care, healing the body, mind, and spirit. They are building a virtual hospital that is pro-life and pro-eternal life, continuing the 2000 year healing ministry of the Catholic Church. They are here for you, offering COVID care, primary care, mental health services, women’s health and fertility, men’s health, physical therapy, and much more.

MyCatholicDoctor is grateful to be a part of the OSV Challenge and bring our mission of making Catholic healthcare available to all a reality. For more information on the 12 Finalists, visit


About MyCatholicDoctor: MyCatholicDoctor is a nationwide organization that brings a network of faithful medical professionals to patients through video visits, in-person care, and a referral network. As a telehealth provider, we can initiate your medical care virtually, order any necessary labs or imaging, and send prescriptions to the pharmacy of your choice. We provide evidence-based, holistic Catholic healthcare to all of God’s people. To find out more about the services we provide, meet our providers, and schedule an appointment, visit

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