Professional Resources

IMI’s resources contain links for IMI students and professionals including:

  • National Guidelines
  • IMI Competition and Special Awards
  • IMI Honours List
  • Legal and Ethical
  • Quality Assurance Standards
  • Pat Turnbull Travel Fund
  • Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine

National Guidelines

The IMI National Guidelines provide recommendations for clinical photography and should be considered as guides to best practice. Developed in consultation with specialist advisors, they provide a baseline for auditable standards, which can be adapted to take into account local practice.

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IMI Competition and Special Awards

The Institute’s awards are based on the recognition of excellence in clinical photography, healthcare design and clinical video and full details are circulated to members each year. The awards comprise of Gold, Silver and Bronze as well as a Platinum award, chosen from the Gold award winners and a number of special awards.

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IMI Honours List

In addition to the Institute’s awards competition a number of prestigious special awards are made each year.

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Legal and Ethical

Medical Illustrators work in a field where the highest standards are essential to protect patients at a time when they may be especially vulnerable. All IMI members are required to abide by their Code of Professional Conduct (link) and for those medical illustrators who work with patients registration with the AHCS (link) is strongly recommended.

These pages are intended as a resource for all Medical Illustrators, and others interested in this field, to use within their professional practice. They will develop in time to include a wide range of information and, where appropriate, case studies and media reports.

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Quality Assurance Standards

The Quality Assurance Standards were originally developed by members of the Institute, having investigated a number of national schemes from both industry and the healthcare sector.

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Pat Turnbull Travel Fund

For many years the Pat Turnbull Travel fund has assisted members of the Institute in their travel funding to conferences throughout the world, one of the many benefits available to every member of the Institute. Any paid-up member can apply and there is a defined procedure to ensure equity and fairness.

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The Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine

The Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine is published four times per year. As a member of the Institute of Medical Illustrators you will receive two printed copies of the journal annually (consisting of two issues each), as well as having access online to both the current and back issues.

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