Membership

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The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine is comprised of Fellows and Associate Members. Fellows are public health medicine specialists who have completed the NZCPHM specialist training programme or an approved equivalent programme. Associate Members are medical practitioners who work in, or have expertise in, the arena of public health but who are not vocationally registered as a public health specialist. This includes Advanced Registrars of the NZCPHM training programme.

Fellowship

If you have completed specialist training elsewhere, please contact us for advice on your pathway to Fellowship. An application fee applies.

Associate Membership

Frequently asked questions and answers about Associate Membership can be accessed here. To apply for Associate Membership please download the application form and nomination form and email or post to the College office.  An application fee applies.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about becoming a Fellow or Associate Member of the NZCPHM.

  • Membership BenefitsOpen or Close

    College membership offers the opportunity to be part of a professional organisation that reflects the values that brought most of you to a career in public health medicine.

    The College provides a world class training programme which allows people of like minds to be brought into the 'whānau': the beginning of a journey that will hopefully last a lifetime. It provides an environment where colleagues contribute to each other's development, encourages the exploration of ideas, provides opportunities for continuing professional development and honours those who continue to contribute but who no longer have active careers in public health.

    As a member of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine you will benefit from:
    • the opportunity to contribute to College policy, submissions and discussion around Public Health issues
    • the opportunity to attend the College Annual Scientific Meeting at which health sector leaders and inspirational speakers discuss topical issues with College members
    • the opportunity to network with like-minded public health experts and colleagues
    • notice of continuing professional development opportunities relating to public health
    • access to online resources including presentations and discussion papers by Fellows
    • the use of post-nominal letters FNZCPHM (Fellow) or AMNZCPHM (Associate Member)
    • eligibility to participate and vote at the AGM
    What would the College expect from me?

    As a member of the College, we would expect you to have some or all of the following:

    • A willingness to support colleagues starting on the journey
    • A desire to share work that will help inform the work of colleagues and others in public health
    • A desire to make a personal contribution to the College through supervising, mentoring or sharing
    • A desire to honour the role of the Treaty of Waitangi in your work
    • A commitment to the prevention of ill health and reduction of inequalities on a population level
  • International medical graduatesOpen or Close

    The NZCPHM welcomes interest from international medical graduates (IMGs). Public Health is a medical specialty and all doctors wishing to practise public health in New Zealand must first register with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

    Registration to practise medicine in New Zealand

    You will find a self-assessment tool and other important information on the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) website. Once registered with the MCNZ, please indicate your interest in practising public health medicine in New Zealand by contacting us at education@nzcphm.org.nz.

    Application for Fellowship of the College

    If you have completed specialist public health medicine training elsewhere, please contact us for advice on your pathway to Fellowship. A fee is payable to the College to process your application. Medical Council fees may also apply.

  • FeesOpen or Close

    Fellow:

    This subscription category is appropriate for Fellows practising public health medicine in New Zealand or overseas.

    This subscription category includes access to the Tracking of Professional Standards programme (TOPS). TOPS is a structured continuing professional development (CPD) programme ensuring you address the breadth of public health medicine in the educational activities you undertake. Support staff (both professional and administrative) provide advice as to the eligibility of activities for TOPS credits, and are there to assist you to devise action plans should you fall behind. There is no discount if access to TOPS is not required.

    Fellow: $2070.00 inc. GST

    Fellows in this category who have an annual income from all sources including medical practice, other business or employment of less than $65,000 pa (before tax), are eligible for a reduced fee which is 50% of the Full Member subscription amount. Your application must be accompanied by proof of income such as a statement of income provided by the Inland Revenue, a letter from an employer or copies of the last four weeks' payslips. Enrolment in TOPS is included in this subscription. There is no discount if TOPS is not required.

    Fellow, Reduced Fee: $1035.00 incl. GST (applications for a reduced fee should be made to the General Manager jane@nzcphm.org.nz)


    Overseas / inactive:

    This subscription category is appropriate for Fellows living overseas and not maintaining a MCNZ practising certificate, or living in New Zealand and not practising public health medicine.

    'Not practising public health medicine' (inactive) means that the Fellow is practising in a different medical specialty, or not practising medicine.  These Fellows may wish to continue their membership of the College in order to maintain links with the speciality of public health medicine.  This fee category is not appropriate for those Fellows who have discontinued working in public health medicine on a temporary basis e.g. taking a break between jobs or on a period of leave.  A rule of thumb is that if the Fellow wishes to maintain a MCNZ practising certificate as a vocationally registered public health medicine specialist, then the Fellow category applies (with a fee reduction if the appropriate criteria are met).

    Fellows in this category are entitled to retain use of the post-nominal letters FNZCPHM. If an overseas or inactive Fellow wishes to enrol in TOPS, then the Fellow subscription applies.

    Overseas/Inactive Member: $468.00 inc. GST (if residing overseas: $407.00 excl. GST)


    Associate:

    This subscription category is appropriate for qualified medical practitioners working in, or who have expertise in, the field of public health but who are not vocationally registered as a public health specialist.

    Click here to see an Associate Membership FAQ Sheet.

    Associate Member: $535.00 inc. GST

    An additional fee of $440.00 inc. GST is payable if the Associate member wishes to enrol in TOPS.


    Associate in Training:

    This category is for Advanced Registrars enrolled in the NZCPHM training programme.

    Associate in Training: $326.00 inc. GST

    Advanced Registrars with an annual income from all sources of less than $40,000 pa (before tax), are eligible for a reduced fee which is 50% of the full Advanced Registrar subscription amount. Your application must be accompanied by proof of income such as a statement of income provided by the Inland Revenue, a letter from an employer or copies of the last four weeks' payslips.

    Associate in Training (Advanced Registrar), Reduced Fee: $163.00 incl. GST (applications for a reduced fee should be made to the General Manager jane@nzcphm.org.nz)


    Retired:

    This subscription category applies to Fellows who do not hold and no longer intend to hold a Practising Certificate.

    Retired Member: no fee


    Part year:

    Subscriptions are pro-rated accordingly if the member joins the College part way through a financial year. The College's financial year is January to December.


    Hardship:

    Any member who is in a situation of hardship, and cannot pay the subscription at the time it is due should contact the General Manager jane@nzcphm.org.nz (in confidence).


    Invoicing and payment

    Invoices are issued in February of each year and are payable by the 20th of March. If paying by credit card, administration charges of 2% are added to the invoice.

    Fellows who are Overseas/ Inactive or eligible for Reduced Fee should notify the General Manager annually, at the beginning of each year. Their subscription fee will be amended accordingly and a new invoice issued if required. Note that evidence of income is required for the Reduced Fee subscriptions.

    Cases of hardship will be considered by the General Manager at any time of year. The application should specify whether the request is to pay the fee in instalments, a reduction of the fee, or waiver of the fee. Evidence of hardship may be requested.