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
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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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National Guidelines


The National Guidelines available on this page are available to members only. They have been developed by the Institute of Medical Illustrators in consultation with specialist advisors, and should be considered as guides to good practice, providing a baseline for auditable standards. If necessary, adaptations may be made to take into account your local conditions.

Unauthorised copying, distribution or commercial exploitation is prohibited and will constitute an infringement of copyright. Reproduction permission granted for personal and educational use, and for the development of Medical Illustration departmental guidance, subject to acknowledgement of the source material. If you make use of any part of these documents then you must acknowledge the source material.

We welcome your comments or suggestions for improvements to these guidelines. If you have any suggestions for existing guidelines, or wish to be involved in a working group for any new guidelines, please contact the National Guideline Coordinator, Carolyn Bray. You can also read the ‘Submission Guidance’ for more information.


Please note that the guidelines are currently under review and will be updated as soon as each review is complete.

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