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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.

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  • IMI Scholarships January 2017
    IMI Scholarships January 2017

    Updated: 10/01/2017

    The IMI Scholarship Team are now accepting applications for scholarship funding for January 2017. Please submit your application by Monday 30th January 2017.

  • Clinical Photographer (Band 5)  St John’s Hospital, Livingston
    Clinical Photographer (Band 5) St John’s Hospital, Livingston

    Updated: 09/01/2017

    You will join a dedicated team of 19 staff who are committed to providing a comprehensive Medical Photography, Video and Graphic Design Service to NHS Lothian. We are based at six hospital sites; five within Edinburgh and one in Livingston. You will be required to work at more than one site.

  • IMI News January 2017 now available
    IMI News January 2017 now available

    Updated: 03/01/2017

    The January 2017 edition of IMI News is now available for your viewing pleasure.

  • Head of Medical Illustration Norwich University Hospitals
    Head of Medical Illustration Norwich University Hospitals

    Updated: 14/12/2016

    We are looking to recruit a Head of Department to lead, manage, develop and be accountable for the direct delivery of medical illustration services within the budget provided, supported by income generation. You will provide strategic planning in clinical photography, medical graphics and Multi-media projects.

  • Norfolk & Norwich University Trust Ophthalmic Photographer
    Norfolk & Norwich University Trust Ophthalmic Photographer

    Updated: 08/12/2016

    An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our existing ophthalmic imaging team in delivering a high quality and extensive service to the ophthalmic department. All the specialist diagnostic imaging equipment is fully digitally integrated in delivering this service to the Trust.

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