Training and Education
In order to practise as a medical artist, or become a trusted source for providing medical illustration, the artist has had to have undertaken strict training in both human anatomy as well as art. There are various institutions around the world that should be the first source for any training requirements.
The Medical Artists’ Education Trust is the established Postgraduate training programme for Medical Artists in the United Kingdom. This Programme is intended for artists working in the field of medicine who are eligible and who wish to progress to professional qualification.
- www.maet.org.uk – Medical Artists’ Education Trust London and Manchester (UK)
- www.maa.org.uk – Medical Artists’ Association of Great Britain (UK)
Dundee University offers a 1 year Masters course MSc in medical illustration. Its course in medical art encompasses a wide range of applications from patient communication and information to medical teaching and training.
- www.dundee.ac.uk – University of Dundee, Scotland (UK)
The Association Europeenne des Illustrateurs Medicaux et Scientifiques aims to present a strong front, and gain recognition for the skilled work which is carried out by AEIMS members.
- www.aeims.eu – Association Europeenne des Illustrateurs Medicaux et Scientifiques (Europe)
Association of Medical Illustrators is in the USA and its aim is to promote the highest levels of competency, professionalism, and ethics among its members and throughout its community of industry partners. The AMI is comprised of over 800 members across 4 continents.
- www.ami.org – Association of Medical Illustrators
There are other very relevant associations where artists can join as a paying member covering scientific and natural history illustration in the science fields as opposed to just medical illustration. What they offer in terms of helpful advice and material is invaluable.