Certified Medical Illustrator

"The Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators administers a certification program as a recognizable means to signify a practitioner's current competency in the profession. A Certified Medical Illustrator (CMI) has passed examinations dealing with business practices, ethics, biomedical science, and drawing skills, and has undergone a rigorous portfolio review. Competencies are maintained by meeting continuing education requirements and must be renewed every five years. The certification program is based on standards established by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)."

Association of Medical Illustrators

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How do you become a board certified medical illustrator?

The Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators (BCMI) administers a program for biomedical visualization professionals seeking to formalize their competency with a recognizable means of credentialing. Certified Medical Illustrators have passed written examinations in business practices, medical science, and drawing skills, and have undergone a rigorous portfolio review.

 

Eligibility for certification includes completion of a graduate program in medical and biological illustration accredited by the CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs), or five years of experience as a medical illustrator and successful completion of a dissection course in human gross anatomy. Certification is valid for five years and must be renewed after that period.