2016 Training Programme Applications are now open!

Applications are now being accepted for enrolment in the NZSCM Training Programme to gain the Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine.

Limited places available. Applications close 20th November 2015

For further information contact nzscm@clear.net.nz

Only NZ registered medical practitioner need apply.

NZSCM Workshops



Feburary 2016
Email nzscm@clear.net.nz


New Zealand
11th -13th August 2016

11-14 May 2016


ASAPS 2015
2nd - 5th JUne 2016 


Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine

Applications are now open for 2016 enrolment.

Thinking about your future?....want to expand your practice?

Cosmetic Medicine is one of the fastest growing areas of medical practice. Capital outlay can be minimal. Training sits well within busy GP practice and can be completed within 2 years.

You should enrol in the Diploma of Cosmetic Medicine because:

You will receive the highest standard of hands on training in a positive and supportive environment.

Training workshops are held Saturday's and meetings in the evenings.

You manage your own time with self-directed learning via our online library of resources.

You wont feel isolated as we provide comprehensive collegial support.

When you achieve the Diploma of Cosmetic Medicine you will gain:

Independant practice

A recognised qualification - Our Diploma course is the only MCNZ endorsed Cosmetic Medicine training programme in Australasia.

Membership and collegial support of NZ only body of Cosmetic Medicine practitioners.

Ongoing reaccreditation via our quality assurance programme.

Limited places. Applications close 20th November 2015

email nzscm@clear.net.nz for further information 


From AMSA to NZCAM to NZSCM - what’s it going to be?

The beginning of AMSA in 1995 was initiated by a small group of Appearance Medicine Practitioners wanting to create a forum for professional discourse and improved patient care.

It was a natural progression for AMSA to build a training course for new practitioners in the field. A name change in 2006 to NZCAM, the NZ College of Appearance Medicine, reflected this change towards a training body.

7 years of discussions between NZCAM, the Medical Council and the College of General Practitioners led to the NZCAM training scheme becoming the Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine. MCNZ defined Cosmetic Medicine as an extended scope of practice within the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners mandating training through the diploma course for independent practice in our field. For NZCAM this meant yet another, final, name change.

The Society in Cosmetic Medicine, NZSCM, is now the single unified body in Cosmetic Medicine in New Zealand representing our profession and providing training, supervision and professional accreditation.

Our name change into a “society” reflects our position within the regulatory framework as the provider of post-fellowship training. “Cosmetic Medicine” will fit better with international nomenclature and the Medical Councils regulatory language. It will also keep the door open for affiliations with other professional groups working in our field of specialisation.

The Greek symbol Phi symbolises the Golden Ratio in mathematics and the arts, a fitting logo for a craft combining medical science with the beauty of the human body.

We have set the scene for the next few decades.
Our future looks bright.

NZSCM’s Mission statement

To provide a professional environment in which physicians with an interest and/or expertise in Cosmetic Medicine can develop the skills required for the pursuit of excellence in the modalities encompassed by Cosmetic Medicine.

These skills are provided taking into account the holistic nature of the client’s needs, including physical, emotional, psychological and environmental.

Why choose an NZSCM physician for your cosmetic treatment

By choosing a cosmetic medicine physician who is a member of NZSCM the consumer can be confident that they are in safe and competent hands.

NZSCM only endorses products that have been clinically proven safe, effective and fully registered by a regulatory body such as Medsafe, TGA or FDA.

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Diploma in Appearance Medicine

Through the development of best “standards” of practice, NZSCM has developed a rigorous training programme for aspiring Cosmetic Medicine physicians as well as an audit programme for their recertification and continuing medical education.

Learn more about joining NZSCM
email nzscm@clear.net.nz for all details.


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UK concerns about public health and safety of non-surgical cosmetic procedures need not be echoed in New Zealand, according to former GP Hans Raetz, president of the NZ Society of Cosmetic Medicine.

It’s not a simple process like buying a toothbrush, UK concerns about public health and safety of non-surgical cosmetic procedures need not be echoed in New Zealand, according to former GP Hans Raetz, president of the NZ Society of Cosmetic Medicine. Industry regulation is tighter in New Zealand than the UK, Dr Raetz says...

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