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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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Latest Articles

  • IMI global emails
    IMI global emails

    Added:01 December 2017

    IMI goes to every effort to ensure that all emails sent out via our membership system are relevant and of interest to the membership. However if you wish to ‘opt out’ of IMI email notifications please email: If you would like to give us feedback on the messages we send out, please email

  • Applications now open for Certificate of Competence
    Applications now open for Certificate of Competence

    Added:01 September 2017

    The Institute’s Certificate of Competence is now open for applications. Professional membership of IMI is open to anyone who has one of the Institute’s accredited qualifications and these same qualifications are accepted by the Academy for Healthcare Science for entry to its register as a medical Illustrator.

  • PSA Kitemark
    PSA Kitemark

    Added:19 May 2017

    Medical Illustrators whose registration with the AHCS is current are permitted to use the PSA kitemark. Available here.

  • Notification letter to NHS organisations
    Notification letter to NHS organisations

    Added:08 May 2017

    As a consequence of CAMIP registrants moving across to join the AHCS register in April 2017, the Professional Standards Authority issued a statement recommending that employers should only employ registered medical illustrators.

  • AHCS Newsletter
    AHCS Newsletter

    Added:03 May 2017

    PSA have issued a statement outlining the Authority’s recommendation to use Accredited Register practitioners.

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