Professional Membership

Complete the form to apply for Professional Membership to the Institute.

Professional Membership is 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.

The Membership Committee require your professional details and educational qualifications to grant membership to anybody applying.

Successful completion of any of these courses qualifies for full professional membership:


The following qualifications, which are no longer running, also qualify for full professional membership:

  • Westminster University – The BSc (Hons) in Clinical Photography
  • University of Wales – The MSc in Medical Illustration
  • The IIP/BIPP Medical Basic, Higher, Conjoint or Qualifying examinations
  • Glasgow Caledonian University – The BSc in Medical Illustration
  • Glasgow Caledonian University – The IMI/GCU BSc Conversion
  • The IMI Diploma
  • The IMI Professional Experience Certificate

Membership Fee

The IMI subscription year runs from 1st April to 31st March and there are several ways to pay your subscription. Reminders will be sent out to all members in March, so please ensure that your email details are correctly listed in the members directory and that you have read our subscription policy. If you are a UK tax payer, you can claim your subscription fee against your tax bill 

Professional Membership fee is £96 per year.


Direct Debit – The easiest way to pay is by setting up a direct debit plan with our chosen provider Stripe which spreads your payments over the year. 

Subscriptions can also be paid in full: 

Online – You can pay by debit or credit card through our secure online system. Just go to the ‘Members Area’ on the members page and then select ‘Subscriptions’. The amount owing will be shown in your account. 

Cheque or Phone – You can send a cheque to Geoff Gilbert, Treasurer, 14 Middle Avenue, Carlton, Nottingham NG4 1PG, or you can pay over the phone by card by ringing Geoff on 0115 987 1468. 

Invoice – If you would prefer an invoice to be raised against your hospital or business, please send an official purchase order to Geoff Gilbert by email to or by post to the address above. 

If you have any questions about your annual subscription, please email the IMI Membership Secretary: 

Supporting Evidence

The Institute will require copies of certificates and accredited IMI qualifications. Upload electronic copies with your application. 


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