For those following a recognised training course. Students are entitled to all the benefits of membership, have full voting rights and can take part in all the Institute's activities at privileged rates.

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For individuals who have involvement or association with, or have an interest in Medical Illustration but who are not working towards one of our recognised qualifications.

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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.

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For companies who wish to support the aims and activities of the Institute and the profession, or whose business activities include the supply of equipment, materials and services to the profession.

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Fellowship of
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Fellowship of the Institute recognises excellent abilities and skills and is its highest distinction of the Institute. Applications may be made by Members of the Institute with a minimum of 5 years’ post-qualification experience.

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Membership by CPD

You can apply for professional membership without one of our accredited qualifications if you have a recognised media qualification, a minimum of 5 years clinical experience and are currently working as a medical illustrator.

You will need to submit your CV and a CPD portfolio to prove your development throughout your career. This should document your last two year's activity and be presented in the form outlined by IMI.

Your CPD portfolio should contain:

  • A front sheet which contains your contact details
  • A content sheet
  • A personal statement (500 words max) describing your role and responsibilities - similar information you would write on a job application form.
  • A statement on your current activities and projects and how they contribute to your learning (1500 words max). You need to write about your involvement in projects and how they are improving your knowledge and skills.
  • A list of your CPD activities over the past two years - list the activity title, the category and the date you attended
  • A breakdown of 10 activities, preferably two from each category (see examples above right) stating the activity title, date you attended, learning objectives and your reflective comments on the activity.

Each activity should be accompanied by a piece of evidence i.e. a certificate, a hand out, a print out of a Powerpoint presentation, an email to say you attended, minutes or your notes from a meeting. Copies of your evidence are preferred, but if you are submitting your original copies, you are advised to send these by recorded post.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding CPD, please contact our CPD Lead Catherine Lamoon.

Please submit your CPD portfolio by email to
Or by post to Catherine Lamoon, Medical Illustration, Royal Preston Hospital, Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood, Preston. PR2 9HT

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