Council of Medical Colleges in New Zealand

The Council of Medical Colleges in New Zealand / Te Kaunihera o Ngā Kāreti Rata o Aotearoa

On behalf of our Members, we extend our deepest sympathies to the families, the victims, and the Muslim community in Christchurch and around Aotearoa New Zealand. We pay tribute to the work of the people in the health sector in Christchurch.

Our Mission Statement


he Council of Medical Colleges is the recognised, trusted and authoritative collective voice for the Medical Colleges in New Zealand.  It supports the provision of a well-trained and safe medical workforce to serve the best interests of the New Zealand community.


The Council of Medical Colleges (CMC) was established in 2001 to enable the Medical Colleges to discuss issues of common interest, to share knowledge, and to coordinate college objectives and policies.

CMC acts as the sounding board and voice of the collective Medical Colleges in New Zealand. Through an extensive communication network and the meeting of key players in the Medical College community, CMC is able to provide well-informed opinions and advice to Ministers, government agencies and other relevant bodies on health, post graduate medical training, and workforce issues.

Through the voluntary, co-operative and coordinated action of its members, CMC seeks to broaden the collective knowledge base. This enables the Medical Colleges to provide the community with the highest quality medical care and to improve, protect, and promote the public health.