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 anyone with an interest in medical illustration and who supports the objects of the Institute as set forth in the Memorandum of Association.

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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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Registration and email signatures

Over the past few months, I have received and seen quite a number of email signatures, Directory entries and other instances where medical illustrators are still putting 'RMIP' after their name. This referred to CAMIP registration and, as that is now history, having been passed to the Academy for Healthcare Science in March 2017, it is NOT correct to continue using 'RMIP'. Please check your IMI Directory entry, your email signature and anywhere else that you might still have this acronym and remove it.

All practitioners who are up to date with their AHCS registration – and that should be any medical photographer or illustrator who has direct patient contact – can use the phrase "Registered Medical Illustrator" and are also allowed and encouraged to use the PSA kitemark on their emails and correspondence. Please also note that it is NOT correct to put 'AHCS' after one's name to indicate registration.

IMI members may download the PSA kite mark as a JPEG-format file from the Member's area of the IMI web site.


Many thanks,

Simon Brown

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