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Karen Ackoff <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 2 Feb 1998 17:16:39 -0500
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Thanks for the clarification. I appreciate it.

Karen Ackoff
Asst. Professor of Fine Arts
Indiana Univ. South Bend
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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

Karen Ackoff
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