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:
- Current Standards: Standards for Assessment and Accreditation of Primary Medical Programs by the Australian Medical Council 2012
- Revised Standards (in effect from 1 January 2024): Standards for Assessment and Accreditation of Primary Medical Programs 2023
The Council and AMC jointly assesses medical schools. Council has accredited the following New Zealand medical schools:
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)
University of Otago
31 March 2025
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor or Surgery (MB ChB)