What do the Medical Colleges do?
The Medical Colleges are not for profit educational bodies
responsible for the training, examination and recertification of
medical practitioners in specific medical specialities or
disciplines. They are also institutions that provide programmes of
continuing medical education of specialists.
The Medical Colleges also advise on workforce issues and
advocate for appropriate health quality services in New
Who can be a member of CMC?
The main criteria for membership to the CMC are that the
- is a medical body whose membership predominantly comprises of
registered medical practitioners;
- is generally recognised as an arbiter of professional standards
within its medical speciality area or discipline;
- conducts a vocational training programme leading to Fellowship
(specialist status), provides vocational registration for medical
graduates, and is of a standard determined or approved by the
Medical Council of New Zealand for this purpose;
- conducts examinations or assessment for post graduate diplomas
or qualifications recognised by CMC for this purpose;
- is not formed primarily to and/or does not predominantly carry
out activities for industrial or political purposes;
- conducts a continuing education programme recognised by CMC for
Any application for membership needs to be supported in writing
by at least two Trustees and approved by at least two thirds of
Trustees within the requirements as set out in the Deed of
How often does CMC meet?
The Board meets four times a year in February/March, May/June,
August and November/December.
Can I come along to a meeting?
Attendance at CMC meetings is by invitation only. If you would
like to attend, please contact the CMC