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This is specialized artistic and technical work in the preparation of anatomical, pathological, and surgical illustrations, sculptures, chart work, and other media related to biomedical communications.
Work involves planning, designing, organizing, and producing a variety of medical illustrations requiring considerable knowledge of science and graphic presentation. Work is performed under general direction of an administrative superior and with considerable independence on technical assignments. Work is reviewed through periodic conferences and the observation of results.


Sketches and draws anatomical structures, scientific procedures, and pathological lesions.

Performs plastic imbedding and sculpturing.

Designs charts and graphs for reproduction from data.

Designs and builds exhibits and other visual display.

Prepares drawings, charts, and diagrams for publication in professional journals and for use in lectures and demonstrations.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from an accredited graduate school with major course work in medical illustration and some experience related to this class of work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of artistic media applicable to the illustration of scientific subjects.

Considerable knowledge of anatomy pathology and surgery and the major branches of medicine sciences.

Ability to plan, create, and design attractive medical art work visuals.

Ability to portray accurately and in detail medical subjects for display or reproduction.



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