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 retention 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.

As part of our ongoing activities, the LIME Network is hosting Slice of LIME Seminars. These workshops focus on specific topics of interest for our members. We aim to hold at least two of these seminars per year. 

The second seminar as part of the series was hosted by Professor Dennis McDermott and Mr Dave Sjoberg from the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Well-Being, Flinders University and held on 12 August 2014

The title of the second Slice of LIME seminar is: Having the Hard Conversations: Using deconstruction to work successfully with resistant, uncritical and racist responses to Indigenous health curriculum.

The seminar has been recorded and will be available to LIME members in the near future.
For more information, please refer to the Slice of LIME webpage

The first seminar in the Slice of LIME series was held on 3 March 2014 with Professor Fred Hafferty from the Mayo Clinic, USA, and focussed on admissions criteria. Professor Hafferty led an interactive workshop and discussion on admissions criteria, and the way these criteria impact on student cohorts and curriculum content. To view the online discussion, please click here.

Indigenous Pathways into Medicine Videos – Available Now!

The LIME Network, in partnership with the AIDA and Te ORA, is pleased to announce the Indigenous Pathways into Medicine Videos are now available for viewing as part of the LIME Network Indigenous Pathways into Medicine Online Resource. These videos provide a personal insight 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.

The four videos include:

  • Journeys into Medicine 
  • Student Experiences
  • Graduate Profile: Peter O’Mara, Martina Kamaka
  • Graduate Profile: Elana Curtis, Alicia Veasey


Through profiling Indigenous medical students and doctors, their unique pathways into medicine and experiences of studying and practicing, the videos provide access to role models in the Indigenous community that will inspire others to achieve their dream of becoming a doctor. Medical educators are encouraged to make use of the videos as a recruitment resource within their schools, and we would be very pleased to hear any feedback on the usefulness of the videos via E: <> or T: +61 3 8344 9160.

Click here to view the videos now!


LIME Good Practice Case Studies Volume Two - Now Available

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. The second edition of the LIME Good Practice Case Studies is now available. This volume builds on the papers included in Volume One (2012) to showcase the outstanding programs of work that are being conducted in the field of Indigenous health and medical education. You can download a copy of the resource on our website. Or order free copies by emailing us at E: <>


The LIME Network is hosted by the Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit within the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health 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