How to join (membership)

Categories of Membership

1. Full membership
2. Student membership
3. Affiliate membership 

Full membership
£80

Full membership of the Association can be achieved by any one of the three following routes:

Completion of MAET Training Programme
Any person who has undertaken and completed the Medical Artists’ Education Trust (MAET) Postgraduate Programme in Medical Art and successfully passed their final assessment as examined by the Examination Board of the Medical Artists' Education Trust.

Completion of approved MSc at The University Of Dundee
Any person who has undertaken and completed a programme of training at the University of Dundee MSc in Medical Art or Forensics and successfully passed their final assessment as examined by the Examination Board of the Medical Artists' Education Trust.

Professional Entry
This method of entry to the Association is open to any practising medical and/or veterinary artist who has not undertaken a formal training programme in medical art and for whatever reason has not previously applied for membership of the Association.

The applicant should have at least 3 years’ experience professionally engaged as a practising medical and/or veterinary artist and be currently working within a hospital or university department, or as a self-employed freelance artist. Full Members, on admission, shall receive the Association's Diploma of Membership and shall have the right to place the letters MMAA after their names for so long as they remain members of the Association.

Full Members shall have full voting rights and the opportunity to have their work displayed on the Association’s website and in its portfolio.

Application for Professional Entry
A current CV and covering letter clearly explaining reasons for applying for Professional Membership should be sent to Anne Wadmore, Honorary Secretary of the Association, secretary@maa.org.uk who will present it to the MAA Council for discussion. The applicant’s qualifications must be such as to satisfy the MAA Council of his or her fitness for membership in this category.

A favourable case will be forwarded to the Examination Board of the Medical Artists’ Education Trust (MAET), with the recommendation that the applicant be invited for interview. A fee of £90 is payable prior to interview. The applicant will be asked to submit a comprehensive portfolio displaying a minimum of 20 examples of artwork created within the last 3 years, 10 of which must have been created by commission in a professional capacity. Any additional published material, which the applicant feels may support their submission, will be taken into consideration.

At interview the applicant will be assessed as to their suitability for this category of entry, and if successful, a recommendation will be returned to Council to award full membership of the Association. The decision of the Examination Board is final.

Student membership
£40

Any person who is undertaking either of the following courses will automatically become a Student Member of the Association:


MAET
Any person who is undertaking the Postgraduate Programme in Medical Art with the Medical Artists’ Education Trust (MAET) http://www.maet.org.uk

University of Dundee MSc
Any person who is undertaking a programme of training at the University of Dundee MSc in Medical Art or Forensics. Students in this category are expected to attend regular assessments held by the Examination Board of the Medical Artists’ Education Trust (MAET) http://www.dundee.ac.uk/study/pg/medicalart/

Student members will not be considered as an official member of the company and shall not be entitled to any voting rights or to have their work displayed on the Association’s website. Student members shall not be entitled to place the letters MMAA after their name. Student membership may be renewed annually for a maximum of five years, unless the Council considers that there are special circumstances warranting an extension of such a period.

Affiliate membership
£40

Any person who is involved or associated with or has an interest in medical illustration and who supports the aims and objectives of the Association, e.g. imaging experts, medical staff, professions allied to medicine, clinical teachers and medical educators, sculptors, model makers and life science illustrators.

This category of membership can also encompass any academic body or commercial company which supports the aims and objects of the Association.

Affiliate members are encouraged to work towards full membership of the Association should they wish, by liaising with the MAET to produce the required portfolio.

Affiliate members receive members’ rates to the conferences, full access to the members area of the website and regular newsletters.

An Affiliate Member shall not be entitled to place the letters MMAA after their name nor shall they have any voting rights or the right to have their work displayed on the Association’s website.

Application for Affiliate Membership
A current CV and covering letter clearly explaining reasons for applying for Affiliate Membership should be sent to Anne Wadmore, Honorary Secretary of the Association secretary@maa.org.uk who will present it to the MAA Council for discussion.