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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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Recent Items


  • 2017 Elections to IMI Council

    27 June 2017

    This year nominations are requested to fill two vacancies for election as Members of Council.

  • Notification letter to NHS organisations

    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

    03 May 2017

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

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  • Nominations for Emeritus Membership of IMI

    28 April 2017

    The following procedure has been approved by Council for the award of Honorary Fellowships. The Honorary Fellowship is quite distinct from the ordinary Fellowship and is awarded in recognition of outstanding service to the Institute or to the profession as a whole. It is envisaged that this high distinction will be sparingly awarded and is vested solely in the Council of the Institute. A maximum of two Honorary Fellowships will be awarded in any calendar year and there shall be no compulsion to make any such awards in a given year.

  • Career Breaks

    27 March 2017

    If you take a career break (including maternity leave) of 12 months or more then you can retain your IMI membership at a reduced rate of £63 per year however you must notify the IMI Membership Secretary of this in advance of your leave. It cannot be claimed retrospectively.You are strongly advised to retain your registration with the Academy of Healthcare Science (AHCS) if taking a career break.

  • Annual General Meeting

    03 August 2016

    In accordance with the Articles of Association notice is hereby given that the next Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Medical Illustrators will be held in the Auditorium at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Clydebank, Glasgow on Saturday September 17th at 12.15pm.

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