About the College
Established in 1974, the College’s motto is: ‘Cum Scientia Caritas’ which translates as ‘with knowledge, compassion’.
Over 40 years have passed and the compassion for its members and the knowledge for its end patients have strengthened through a rapidly changing health environment. The College supports their GPs in two ways: firstly, delivering invaluable training, assessment and ongoing professional development.
The second is raising the bar of scientific knowledge through research and communication that sets the standard for general practice.
The College is there throughout a general practitioner’s career from initial interest, to Fellowship, teaching and even owning a practice. The introduction of the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine (DRHM), Kapa Kaiaka and the evolution of Aiming for Excellence in recent years are examples of how the College has listened and acted on the changing landscape of health care.