International award for Indigenous health initiatives

9 June 2016

A collaboration between Australian and New Zealand medical schools working to advance Indigenous health initiatives has received international recognition for its achievements.

The Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network, of which the ANU Medical School is a proud member, was awarded the prestigious ASPIRE Award for Excellence in Social Accountability from the Association for Medical Education in Europe, the leading international association for medical education.

The award recognises the outcomes the LIME Network has delivered in the teaching and learning of Indigenous health in medical education, as well as in the recruitment and graduation of Indigenous medical students.

Dean of the ANU Medical School, and President of Medical Deans, Professor Nicholas Glasgow says the award is “a tribute to the innovation evident in the field of Indigenous health and medical education made possible through the LIME Network’s collaborative work.”

The ANU Medical School is dedicated to the goals of the LIME Network by providing a quality Indigenous health curriculum to all students, and offering Australia's only dedicated Indigenous health stream program, run in partnership with Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service.

Students in the Indigenous health stream undertake a program of cultural immersion and have the opportunity to work in remote Indigenous communities.

ANU also offers the Peter Sharp Indigenous Medical Endowment to support Indigenous students completing medicine at ANU.