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 individuals who have involvement or association with, or have an interest in Medical Illustration but who are not working towards one of our recognised qualifications.

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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
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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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Peter Hansell Scholarship Fund


The Medical Group of the Royal Photographic Society administers a scholarship fund in memory of Dr Peter Hansell HonFRPS, a pioneer of the practice and teaching of medical photography in the second half of the 20th Century.

The fund provides financial support for any person working in a programme of study or research in the field of illustrative documentation in medicine. Such support may be for the purchase of books, materials or equiupment, for attendance at conferences or for travel costs incurred during a research or study project. The fund is not intended to replace finance that would usually be available from bodies such as the NHS or universities in the normal course of work or study.

Any person of any nationality, whether a member of the RPS or not, may apply for an award from the fund. Grants will not normally exceed £500 and include free membership of the RPS and the Medical Group for one year. The award of grants from the fund is made by the Committee of the Medical Group of the RPS. The award is not exclusive, so could be used in conjunction with other funding to achieve a specific goal. Successful applicants are expected to submit a final report and an article suitable for publication in the RPS Journal to the Committee on completion of their work. Expenditure under the funds provided must be supported by receipted invoices.

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