Welcome to the LIME Network

The LIME Network is a program of Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand, supported by financial assistance from the Australian Government Department of Health.

The LIME Network is a dynamic network dedicated to ensuring the quality and effectiveness of teaching and learning of Indigenous health in medical education, as well as best practice in the recruitment and graduation of Indigenous medical students.  

The LIME Network Program seeks to establish a continuing bi-national presence that encourages and supports collaboration within and between medical schools in Australia and New Zealand to support the development, delivery and evaluation of quality Indigenous health content in medical education with the aid of the CDAMS Indigenous Health Curriculum Framework and the Critical Reflection Tool (CRT).

It also seeks to build multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral linkages and to provide quality review, professional development, capacity-building; and advocacy functions. The LIME Network recognises and promotes the primacy of Indigenous leadership and knowledge.

The sixth biennial LIME Connection was held in Townsville, Australia from 11 – 13 August 2015. LIME Connection VI: Knowledge Systems, Social Justice and Racism in Health Professional Education built on evidence based presentations from previous LIME Connection conferences and captured new initiatives, shared successful methods and workshopped visions for the future. We thank all delegates for their contribution to the conference.

View the Conference Report, Bursary Report and Event Program

The LIME Network hosts Slice of LIME Seminars on specific topics of interest for our members.

For previous seminars and more information please refer to the Slice of LIME webpage.

Slice of LIME seminars are available to watch via YouTube.

Indigenous Pathways into Medicine Resource

The LIME Network Indigenous Pathways into Medicine Resource is designed to help future students determine which university will be the best fit for them as they study to become a doctor. The accompanying Videos provide personal insights into the journeys of a number of Indigenous medical students and graduates from Australia, Aotearoa /New Zealand and Hawaii, who are at varying stages of their degree or career.

LIME Good Practice Case Studies

The LIME Good Practice Case Studies booklets showcase examples of good practice in Indigenous medical education from medical schools across Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand. VOLUME THREE was recently released and is available for download!

You can download a copy of the resources here.

Or order free copies by emailing us at E: <>.

Volume Four: Call for Expressions of Interest

We are calling for expressions of interest for Volume Four of the LIME Network Good Practice Case Studies publication. Papers should be based on presentations given at LIME Connection VI in Townsville 2015. Guidelines will soon be available on the LIME Network Website, and all papers will be peer reviewed by a committee made up of LIME Reference Group Members.
Please let us know by October 16th 2015 if you are interested in contributing a case study to this publication.
E: or T: +61 3 9035 8294.

The LIME Network is hosted by the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. This website was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. The views expressed on the website do not necessarily represent the position of the Australian Government.

LIME logo and artwork by Michelle Smith and Kevin Murray