The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM) was
established as an incorporated society in 2008 to represent the
medical specialty of public health medicine in New Zealand.
Its establishment ensured that public health needs unique to New
Zealand were represented and acknowledged within the New Zealand
The NZCPHM is responsible for the provision of public health
training for doctors who have completed their medical degree and
for the professional development of its Fellows. It supports its
membership through ongoing engagement with associated health and
social service organisations and public health professionals within
New Zealand and internationally.
The NZCPHM holds responsibility for:
- Setting training standards for public health medicine
- Examination and assessment of candidates
- Conferring Fellowship of the College
- Administering a recertification programme for Public Health
Medical Specialists in New Zealand
- Acting as a Vocational Education and Advisory Body for the
Medical Council of New Zealand.