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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Applications now open for Certificate of Competence

 The Institute’s Certificate of Competence is now open for applications. Professional membership of IMI is open to anyone who has one of the Institute’s accredited qualifications and these same qualifications are accepted by the Academy for Healthcare Science for entry to its register as a medical Illustrator. For those who do not have one of these qualifications, IMI’s advice continues to be to enrol on one of the courses listed here. However, that’s not possible for everyone, so the Institute has developed a Certificate of Competence for those who can demonstrate that they have acquired equivalent knowledge and skills. Applications can be made here. This Certificate will be accepted by the AHCS as evidence of equivalence for the purpose of registration. For further advice on the Certificate of Competence, contact


Please note the application deadline for the first assessment is 10 November 2017.

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