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Associate members work in professions related to visual communication for medicine and the life sciences and collaborate with those described in the Professional Member category. These allied professionals and artists are interested in the advancement of scientific visualization.

Associate members of the AMI receive all the primary benefits of association membership, with the exception of information most applicable to professionals who are engaged in the active practice of medical illustration.

Examples:
Physicians | Surgeons | Research scientists | Attorneys | Anatomists | Biologists | Medical writers and editors | Publishers | Botanists | Pharmaceutical | Biotech | Medical device manufacturers

This list is not exhaustive but rather shows alignment with professionals that value visual media.

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Associate Membership - $360 annually, January 1 – December 31

Professional membership is available to individuals who are actively involved in the development and production of visual communications for medicine and the life sciences. As technology and scientific knowledge have evolved, so has the need for interdisciplinary skills; the AMI defines "medical illustration" broadly to include professionals with wide-ranging skill sets. These skills may include not only direct production of visuals (illustrations, animations, models, interactive media) but also consultation, content creation, education, direction, and administration.

Examples:
Medical Illustrator | Scientific Animator | 3D Modeler | Infographic Designer | Creative Director | Art Director | Interactive Developer | Biomedical Photographer

This list is not exhaustive but rather shows the breadth of our membership.
If you think you fit into this category, you probably do!

Professional Members of the AMI receive the maximum allowance of benefits annually.

Professional Membership cost $360* annually, January 1 – December 31

*An application fee of $25 applies for first-time professional member applicants




 

Professional Member Instructions

To apply for Professional Membership, please review the requirements listed below carefully. Once you have all files on-hand, use the link here or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to apply.

OPTION ONE

Are you a professional member of another medical illustration association?

AMI extends Professional Membership to current Professional Members of the Association Europeenne des Illustrateurs Medicaux et Scientifiques (AEIMS), current Full Members of the Medical Artists’ Association of Great Britain (MAA), and current Practicing Members of the Australian Institute of Medical and Biological Illustration (AIMBI). If you are a member of one of the above named organizations, please email proof of your membership to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No additional supporting documentation or sponsorship is required. Please note: Acceptable proof of membership can be a copy of a current membership certificate or a letter/email from the organization stating your membership within the organization.

OPTION TWO

Are you an individual who is actively involved in the development and professional production of visual communications for medicine and the life sciences?

If you are not a member of another medical illustration association listed above, please read below for an overview of items needed to complete the online application process:

  1. Evidence of Education and/or Experience - A diploma, transcript, resume or CV (curriculum vitae) must be provided during the online application process.
  2. Evidence of Professional Work Experience - Professional member applicants must upload sample work or provide a link to a professional website to demonstrate professional work experience in the field.

Emeritus status is a special recognition of long-time members as an appreciation for their continued support and contribution to the profession. Members who have been in good standing for 30 years and have reached the age of 65 are eligible for Emeritus status.

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Trial membership is a special, one-time introductory membership for those who want to learn more about the AMI! Trial members are eligible for many member benefits, including use of the member-only portion of the website and access to the online member hub.

There are a few benefits not eligible to trial members: :

  • Trial members may not vote during the annual business meeting, nor hold office on the Board of Governors
  • Trial members may not exhibit in the annual salon

Please note: trial membership is not prorated based on the month in which an applicant joins. However, individuals who join between October 1 - December 31 will receive benefits through the following calendar year. Trial Membership is non-renewable, but trial members will have the option to renew in a different membership category at the end of their trial membership.

Trial Membership - $120 one-time offer, January 1 – December 31

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The AMI welcomes student members to the organization! Student membership is open to any student enrolled in an art or science baccalaureate or graduate program.

Student members receive a wide variety of benefits, allowing students the ability to access various educational and professional tools and resources to help them jumpstart their career in medical illustration. Students may also exhibit in AMI’s annual Salon.

Additionally, the AMI offers a dues waiver for one-year of professional membership to new graduates. To be eligible for the dues waiver, you must apply within one year of your graduation date. If you are a current student member of the AMI, you may complete your current year of student membership and utilize the dues waiver when it is time to renew your membership.

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Student Membership - $130 annually, January 1 – December 31