The knowledge hub
for medical illustration

Bringing medical creatives together

Since 1968 IMI has set and maintained standards for the medical illustration profession, bringing together the disciplines of clinical photography, medical art, illustration, graphic design and video within healthcare.

The Institute’s members are a highly specialised and skilled group of people contributing to the care of patients and the teaching of medicine and allied health subjects.

About IMI
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Image of the month

October's image of the month is a beautiful Gold award winner from 2018, ‘Natural Caesarean Section’ shot by Cat Lamoon.

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IMI Awards 2019

Here you’ll find 2019’s award-winning clinical photography, healthcare design and clinical video work.

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Facts about IMI

  • IMI introduced the first Diploma in Medical Illustration in this country and in conjunction with Glasgow Caledonian University, this was validated as the first BSc in Medical Illustration in the world.
  • IMI provides its members with the umbrella of a Code of Professional Conduct and a Continuing Professional Development scheme, which guarantee employers well qualified and up-to-date staff.
  • In 2017 Medical Illustrators joined The Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS).
  • IMI's major refereed publication, the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, is widely recognised as the leading European publication in the field.

Find a Professional

Search our membership for a professional medical illustrator. This is a new service that is constantly being updated, so will grow over time to include many more entries.