For those following a recognised training course. Students are entitled to all the benefits of membership, have full voting rights and can take part in all the Institute's activities at privileged rates.

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For anyone with an interest in medical illustration and who supports the objects of the Institute as set forth in the Memorandum of Association.

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For those engaged in medical illustration and who hold a professional qualification approved by Council. Professional Members are entitled to use the letters MIMI after their name.

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For companies who wish to support the aims and activities of the Institute and the profession, or whose business activities include the supply of equipment, materials and services to the profession.

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Fellowship of
the Institute

Fellowship of the Institute recognises excellent abilities and skills and is its highest distinction of the Institute. Applications may be made by Members of the Institute with a minimum of 5 years’ post-qualification experience.

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How to pay your subscription

The IMI subscription year runs from April 1st to March 31st and there are several ways to pay your subscription. Reminders will be sent out to all members in early March by email, so please ensure that your email details are correctly listed in the members directory and that you have read our subscription policy.

Remember that if you are a UK tax payer, you can claim your subscription fee against your tax bill.

Direct Debit - the easiest way to pay is by setting up a direct debit to spread your payments over the year. If you want to set up a monthly direct debit please click on the appropriate link below.

Student Direct Debit - £5.25 per month

Retired Direct Debit - £5.25 per month

1st Year Graduate Direct Debit - £5.25 per month

2nd Year Graduate Direct Debit - £7.25 per month

Member & Fellow Direct Debit - £8.00 per month

Affiliate Direct Debit - £8.00 per month

Corporate Direct Debit - £21.00 per month

The direct debit will be setup online with our provider, GoCardless and by clicking the appropriate link above you will be directed to a secure site and asked to enter your personal contact and bank details. Once this is complete, you will be sent two confirmation emails confirming your monthly payment amount and the date of your first payment.

If you prefer to pay your annual subscription in one go, there are several methods listed below. 

As from April 1st 2018 the annual fees are as follows:

  • Students, Retired Members and Members in their first year after qualification - £63
  • Members in their second year after qualification - £87
  • Full Members, Affiliates and Fellows - £96
  • Corporate members - £252

Online - You can pay by debit or credit card through our secure online PayPal system. Just go to "My Account" on the members page and then select "Payments". The amount owing will be shown in your account.

Cheque or Phone - You can send a cheque to Geoff Gilbert, our Treasurer, at 14 Middle Avenue, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 1PG, or you can pay over the phone by card by ringing Geoff on 0115 987 1468.

Invoice - If you would prefer an invoice to be raised against your hospital or business, please send an official purchase order to Geoff Gilbert by email to or by post to the address above.

Career Breaks - If you take a career break (including maternity leave) of 12 months or more then you can retain your IMI membership at a reduced rate of £63 per year however you must notify the IMI Membership Secretary of this in advance of your leave. It cannot be claimed retrospectively.

You are strongly advised to retain your registration with the Academy of Healthcare Science (AHCS) if taking a career break.

On your return to practice, you may be required to undertake some additional training if your break has been for more than 2 years. You should contact the AHCS in the first instance.

If you have any questions about your annual subscription payment, please email the IMI Membership Secretary

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