Dr Anita Lim obtained her medical degree from the University of Glasgow under the auspices of a Brunei Government scholarship. She trained in Internal Medicine and Paediatrics in Brunei before returning to the UK to embark on specialist training. Her rheumatology training at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, United Kingdom sparked her varied interests ranging from the inflammatory arthritides to the connective tissue diseases and transition care in rheumatology, quality improvement, ethics and professionalism. She joined the National University Hospital, Singapore in 2005 while the division of Rheumatology was in its infancy.
In addition to clinical work, she served in NUH administration in Medical Affairs (Human Resource) for 6 years, prior to joining the Education team in June 2017. She is on the National Rheumatology Exit Exam committee and teaches ethics to undergraduates and postgraduates in medicine and nursing and serves on the National University Hospital Ethics Committee.
She is now working on interprofessional collaboration and education in the hospital setting and exploring the use of narratives in drawing out the humanistic side of caring in the healthcare professions.