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A Brand for the Future

Our new identity reflects the expanding role of medical illustrators and animators in science communication. The future is bright — illuminating the science of life.

Annual Meeting

Join Us —July 23-26 for the AMI 2014 conference at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. Don’t miss this innovative program of visual science stories & media technology.
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Member Rewards

Meet Tim Hengst, AMI Lifetime Achievement Award winner.  "I love all aspects of art," Tim says. "Science is a real right-brain phenomenon, while art is a left-brain phenomenon."
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Salon Exhibit Winners

Announcing the winners of the AMI 2014 Salon Exhibit. Visual storytelling to illuminate medical discoveries and empower patient health—this is what the AMI Salon Exhibit is all about.

AMI in the News

Medical illustrators change lives everyday. “All the doctors and surgeons love medical illustrators because we taught them through books ... we bring light to their research.”

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Peer-reviewed scholarship in visual media for life science

Current Issue

Documenting Diversity II; Bringing the Studio into the Field for The Madrean Archipelago Biodiversity Assessment
Charles Hedgcock

Producing a 3D Animation on Concussions
Paul F. Kelly, Doug Richards, Nicholas Woolridge and Anne M. Agur

The Imaginative Work of Steven J. Harrison

2014 Literary Award. We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year's literary award are Jodie Jenkinson and Gael McGill for their article: "Using 3D Animation in Biology Education: Examining the Effects of Visual Complexity in the Representation of Dynamic Molecular Events"

Open Access. We are excited to announce that the JBC will soon be Open Access. Open Access means that scholarly articles published in the JBC will be freely available to read, download and share–and that means that the innovative research done by our contributors will get greater exposure, reaching not only members of the ABCD, AMI, and BCA, but potential collaborators in the scientific, educational, medical, business, and other communities with whom we work. We are continuing to work out the details, paying close attention to intellectual property rights and other issues that are important to our members. Stay tuned for updates!

Physicians, lawyers, and plumbers are board certified, what about you?

Certification is endorsed by the AMI to encourage lifelong learning and to measure professional competency for illustrators and employers. Similar to specialty certification for physicans, the competency evaluation consists of a written test and portfolio review.

Certification matters!

Learn more

"Being board certified helped me attain the professional stature and become a trusted partner with lawyers to prepare both strategy and courtroom visuals."
Sue Seif—


"I work with highly trained science educators from many backgrounds. Board certification demonstrates that I have the contemporary skills and knowledge to develop informed illustrations and animations as part of the team."
Fabian de Kok-Mercado—


#1 Resource for Medical Art Buyers

The Medical Illustration Source Book and it's companion portfolio website are your definitive resources for medical and scientific illustration, animation and multimedia. Published by the AMI, the Source Book links art and media buyers to top creative talent with medical and life science training to understand both your visual communication challenge and your audience.

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AMI honors Alison Burke with Outstanding Service Award for writing, enforcing new social media plan. Congrats Alison!

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Congratulations to Salon Award winners #AMI2014 - see complete list

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