Welcome to the NEW Art as Applied to Medicine Departmental Website!

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.

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News & Announcements:

May 5, 2016
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2016 Graduate Exhibit Reception

You’re invited to attend the Opening Reception of the 2016 Graduate Exhibition! This is a wonderful opportunity to see the full array of art created during the Medical and Biological illustration graduate program. Refreshments, Live Music, and wonderful medical art; come join us in celebrating the Class of 2016!                                               
April 25, 2016
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Thesis Presentations 2016 – April 29th at 2:30

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Thesis Presentations will be held Friday, April 29th at 2:30 in the Chevy Chase Auditorium on the main level of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Zayed Tower. This is an opportunity for our faculty and guests to view research in the art of communicating medical and biological science. We invite you to attend and welcome your input on the content and clarity of the scientific research and the educational and teaching value of the images presented. Convenient garage parking is available for a modest fee in the Orleans Street Garage with elevated bridge access to the Zayed Tower of the Hospital.                                             
March 31, 2016
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2016 Samson Feldman Lecturer – Bang Wong

We are excited to announce that Mr. Bang Wong is the 2016 Samson Feldman Scholar and Lecturer. Bang, a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Medical and Biological Illustration program ’01, is the Creative Director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Congratulations Bang! We are looking forward to your lecture! Visit the Event Page!