Welcome to the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine

Visualizing Science & Medicine

The Department of Art as Applied to Medicine is a leader in the field of visual communication for science and health care. Built on a strong foundation of scientific knowledge, artistic technique, and clear visual communication, the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine has maintained the highest standards while embracing new medical, scientific, and communication technologies.

Today, Art as Applied to Medicine educates future medical illustrators through a two-year, accredited, Master of Arts program in Medical and Biological Illustration. Concurrently, our faculty produces illustrations, animations, and graphic design for the medical, research and publishing communities. An anaplastology clinic within the Department also creates facial and somatic prosthetics for patients and offers a one-year training program in clinical anaplastology.

About Our Graduate Program

The Department of Art as Applied to Medicine was endowed in 1911 and has been teaching medical illustration continuously. In 1959, the Johns Hopkins University approved a two-year graduate program leading to the University-wide degree of Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration.

The program is conducted by the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine on the East Baltimore Campus of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI). The academic calendar, faculty and student affairs are administered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Department has trained medical illustrators for 100 years. The program has been granted full accreditation since 1970. It is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Committee for the Medical Illustrator (ARC-MI). Today, its graduates continue the Hopkins "tradition of excellence" into the 21st century.

Apply now

News & Announcements:

September 20, 2016
Coating after

Medical Illustration Students Participate in Coating Ceremony

Our second year graduate students from the Class of 2017 participated in the white coat ceremony organized by the Graduate Student Association (GSA) of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  All seven students successfully completed their first year coursework and have begun their surgical illustration and thesis work.  They were presented with lab coats embroidered with their name and Hopkins SOM logo, and coated by graduate program chair, Cory Sandone.  The event took place on September 2, 2016 in the historic Hurd Hall, followed by a reception. L to R: Ellie Bailey, Katie Bergdale, Sarah Chen, Dan Hermansen, Julia Lerner, Nick Reback and Li Yao; Top: before ceremony; Bottom: after the ceremony and oath, wearing their white coats. Congratulations all!
July 12, 2016

JHU – Alumni Dinner – 2016 AMI Meeting!

This year’s JHU Alumni Dinner will be held on Thursday, July 21st at 7:00pm at No Más! Cantina in Castleberry Hill, Atlant’s Historic Creative District. The group will be split into tables of 10 and seated upon arrival. Bring cash as payment will be by table. Sign up: Please RSVP to the Facebook event by Friday, July 15th! If you don’t have a Facebook account, please email medart-info@jhmi.edu also by Friday! There will be a list behind the registration desk at the AMI meeting. Getting there: No Más! offers valet on Thursday evening, $2/car, but taking Uber from the hotel is the best bet. Alumna Meredith Gillespie is organizing this evening. Thank you Meredith! She, Cory, Jeni and Gary look forward to seeing you at the Dinner!   No Más! Cantina (Upstairs dining area) 180 Walker St SW Atlanta, GA  30313 404-574-5678 http://nomascantina.com/
July 12, 2016
Juan Garcia

Juan Garcia featured in Fortune magazine!

Associate Professor Juan Garcia was interviewed for Fortune magazine’s article “The Future of Work Is Eye-Opening.” One of 16 individuals, Juan discusses how advanced 3D technologies is changing the work of clinical Anaplastology – the creation of custom facial, ocular, and non-weight bearing prostheses. Mr. Garcia is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Facial Prosthetics Clinic and the Clinical Anaplastology Training Program. Congratulations Juan!