Biomedical Visual Communication
A medical illustrator is a professional artist with advanced education in both the life sciences and visual communication. Collaborating with scientists, physicians, and other specialists, medical illustrators transform complex information into visual images that have the potential to communicate to broad audiences.
The work of medical illustrators promotes education, research, patient care, public relations, and marketing efforts.
A medical illustrator is a visual problem solver. Background research, including reading scientific papers, meeting with scientific experts, perhaps observing surgery or a laboratory procedure, is often an integral part of the creative process.
~ www.ami.org (The Association of Medial Illustrators)