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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Latest Articles

  • Benefits of Membership
    Benefits of Membership

    Added:16 July 2012

    The Institute provides information brochures detailing the Benefits of Membership, IMI Quality Assurance Standards, Careers in Medical Illustration and About the Institute.

  • HeSCA Golden Raster Award
    HeSCA Golden Raster Award

    Added:25 June 2012

    We are delighted to announce that one of our members, Roger Hickinbotham, has won the 2012 Golden Raster Award from HeSCA. Our congratulations go to Roger on this prestigious award.

  • Welcome Image Awards Winner 2012
    Welcome Image Awards Winner 2012

    Added:21 June 2012

    Robert Ludlow from the UCL Institute of Neurology, London is the overall winner of the prestigious Welcome Image Awards with his stunning image of the brain during an intracranial recording for epilepsy. Robert is a member of our Institute and we congratulate him on this fantastic achievement. Robert was unable to collect the award personally as his son Thomas was born during the event, so double congratulations.

  • A tribute to Simon Tutty
    A tribute to Simon Tutty

    Added:19 June 2012

    It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Simon Tutty, who sadly died in December 2011 after a short illness.

  • Regulation Update
    Regulation Update

    Added:10 June 2012

    The publication last year of two key documents by HM Government "Reducing Regulation Made Simple" and the Command Paper "Enabling Excellence" confirmed that the Coalition Government does not support statutory regulation as the standard for healthcare professionals and confirmed that the profession’s on-going quest for the statutory regulation of clinical photographers is now redundant despite being approved by the Health Professions Council in 2003/04.

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