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2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

Our very own Dr Renee Lim was recently one of three University of Sydney employees to receive a 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Early Career Teaching. This award celebrates the achievements of early-career University academics who excel in teaching through their contribution to an outstanding educational experience and outstanding educational outcomes for students.

Renee has implemented educational programs using immersive role-play scenarios in medical simulations. In doing so she enhances the learning experience for students by adding to their knowledge, helping them to feel safer about their actions and to make measured decisions. Her impressive achievements include receiving a travel grant in 2015, a teaching award in 2016 and an educational innovation grant in 2017.

One of the simulation programs that she developed for second-year medical students in 2014 – her third month at the University – has been continually adapted and improved, and continues to influence and motivate students and staff.

Her commitment to Sydney Medical School is widely appreciated and her contributions to improving existing programs, coordinating a final-year prize and developing the new curriculum continue to improve the student experience. Congratulations Renee!

Pictured above (l-r): Leslee Stroud, Dr Renee Lim, Prof. Fran Boyle, Wendy Baird


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