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John Nyquist <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 2 Feb 1998 15:30:37 -0400
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>In regard to #2. As an alternative to a graduate program in biological
>illustration, you might wish to consider graduate programs in medical
>illustration. While specialized toward medical art, as a 2nd-year student,
>you general develop a thesis project in your area of interest. Depending on
>the program you pick and the flexibility of that program, you could very
>well do a thesis on a biological (rather than medical) topic. I did my
>graduate thesis on the biomechanics of movement in horses. For programs,
>contact the Assoc. of Medical Illustrators. In addition there is a graduate
>program in Medical Illustration at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
>It is not accredited by the Assoc. of Med. Illustrators, but it *is*
>accredited - by the same boards that accredit most colleges and

As a point of information I'd like to correct a bit of the above
information.  The accredited programs in medical and biological
illustration are not accreditated by the Association of Medical
Illustrators (AMI).  Accreditation is by the Commission on Accreditation of
Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).  CAAHEP is the largest allied
health accreditation system in the nation and I believe they do the same
for about 18 allied health professions.  I've seen many fine illustrators
come from the RIT program but RIT has never submitted their program for
CAHEEP accredtiation.

John Nyquist