The Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC) is the unifying organisation of and support structure for the specialist Medical Colleges of Australia. The CPMC seeks to ensure that individual medical specialties have a broad base of intercollegiate knowledge so as to enable them to provide for the Australian community the highest quality of medical care delivered in accordance with accepted clinical principles and to improve, protect and promote the health of the Australian public.
The individual member Colleges are responsible for the determination and maintenance of standards for their respective disciplines and for the training and education of medical specialists in that discipline.
The CPMC is also involved in policy development and, as the peak specialist medical body in Australia, provides objective advice on health issues to Government and the wider community.
The CPMC seeks, through voluntary, co-operative and co-ordinated action by its member Medical Colleges, to ensure the ready availability of high quality medical care in all medical disciplines, delivered in accordance with accepted ethical principles. Its continuing aim is to support the Colleges in the provision of an adequate, well-qualified, experienced and capable medical workforce to serve the best needs of the community.