CMC was formally established as a Trust in 2001 following a
history of cooperation between the Australian and New Zealand
Colleges dating back to the 1920s. The formation of a formal body
allowed the Medical Colleges to discuss issues of common interest
and to share knowledge, objectives and policies. The following
publications provide excellent background to the establishment of
CMC as it is today:
'the Council of Medical Colleges in New Zealand (CMC): A study in
evolution, with occasional revolution' written by Dr P.N.
Leslie, FRACP (March 2006)
- Download 'A Way forward: Developing Collaborative
Solutions for the New Zealand Health System' Published by the
Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney 1999 (ISBN
In CMC's Strategic Plan - Towards 2015, the purpose of CMC is
"CMC will be the recognised, trusted and authoritative
collective voice for the Medical Colleges in New Zealand,
supporting the provision of well trained and safe medical workforce
serving the best interests of the New Zealand community."
The Council of Medical Colleges will:
- Operate with high
standards of professionalism
- Act with integrity and be
guided by ethical principles
- Ensure collegiality
through collaboration and support by Members for each other and for
CMC as a whole
CMC will be an effective collective voice for the Colleges.
CMC will add value to the individual College Members work - I.e.
be a forum
CMC will promote a well-trained and safe medical workforce
serving the best interests of the New Zealand community.
The Strategic Plan of the CMC is due to be updated in 2016