Undergraduates/medical schools

Council recognises the primary medical training qualification and programmes of New Zealand and Australian medical schools.

New Zealand medical schools

Medical schools offering primary medical training (MBChB) in New Zealand are:

Final year medical students have access to aspects of ePort – the electronic portfolio for prevocational medical training.

Accreditation standards and the status of New Zealand medical schools

It is the Council’s role to accredit and monitor New Zealand medical schools to ensure that the training that they provide is of a high standard. Council jointly assesses medical schools with the Australian Medical Council.

The medical schools are assessed against the following standards:


The Council and AMC jointly assesses medical schools. Council has accredited the following New Zealand medical schools:

Medical school

Accreditation until

Recognised accredited primary qualifications and training programme

Link to latest report

University of Auckland

31 March 2026

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB)

2021 Accreditation report

University of Otago

31 March 2025

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor or Surgery (MB ChB)

2018 Accreditation report