The work of a medical illustrator and/or animator entails creating visually driven content for presentations, medical journals, magazines, books, televison and other forms of media. Professional medical illustrators are employed by not just doctors, but medical schools, publishes, research establisghments and even private companies. As a result, medical illustration/animation has emerged as a lucrative career option during the last few years.
If you think medical illustration/animation is for you, have a peek at the courses available. I wish you the best of luck!
Johns Hopkins University offers a two-year graduate program, Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration.
The University of Illinois, at Chicago’s College of Applied Health Sciences, offers a two-year MS in Biomedical Visualization. The UIC program, accredited by the CAAHEP, offers a completely market-based curriculum with the high-end technology.
Cardiff University, UK offers postgraduate certificate in medical illustration – with two career tracks, one for graphic designers and other for clinical photographers.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, was the first University in the world to introduce graduate degrees in medical illustration. The Biomedical Communication Graduate Program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
Tune in next week to read part 2 and learn more about other medical animation courses.