Education & CPD

The Institute champions education and training as well as life-long learning for all medical illustration professionals. Follow the link below for information on:

  • IMI-accredited degree and post-graduate qualifications that lead to professional membership of IMI and Registration as a Medical Illustrator with the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS).
  • The AHCS Register of Medical Illustrators
  • The IMI Certificate of Competence
  • Continuing professional development (CPD)

Accredited University Courses

The Institute provides accreditation for courses leading to a professional qualification in medical illustration. Graduates of these courses can apply for professional membership of IMI. The Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) also accepts the IMI-accredited qualifications for applications to join the Register of Medical Illustrators.

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The AHCS Accredited Register of Medical Illustrators

Application to the AHCS Accredited Register of Medical Illustrators is open to any practising medical illustrator who has one of the IMI-accredited qualifications.

For those who do not have one of these qualifications, but who can demonstrate that they have acquired equivalent knowledge and skills, an application can be made to the Institute of Medical Illustrators for a Certificate of Competence.

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Certificate of Competence

The IMI Certificate of Competence is available for those who have been working in medical illustration for many years and can demonstrate that they have gained an equivalent level of knowledge and skills through experience. The IMI Certificate of Competence is accepted by the AHCS for registration.

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Continuing Professional Development

All professional medical illustrators should keep themselves up to date by undertaking continuing professional development (CPD). AHCS Registrants are required to maintain a record of their CPD and may be asked to submit evidence of their CPD activities in the Academy’s annual CPD Audit.

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