Take your career to the next level
As an IBMS Member you will open the door to the upper echelons of the profession and have the chance to walk onto the national stage. We will offer you further opportunities to develop your technical and professional knowledge with our higher and expert qualifications.
You will also be able to use the post-nominal letters MIBMS, demonstrating to your colleagues and peers that you have advanced scientific knowledge.
Benefits of becoming an IBMS Member
- recognition of your professional and academic achievements through the use of the post-nominal letters MIBMS
- Chartered Scientist professional registration with the Science Council
- shape IBMS policy through our Member Engagement Group
- IBMS Region and Branch Officer and Council Officer roles
- IBMS CPD Officer and Registration Portfolio Verifier and Specialist Portfolio Examiner roles through our region and branch network
- become part of our social media community and forums
- higher and expert qualifications tailored to enhance your career progression
- become a recognised leader in your field as an IBMS Advisory Panel Member and Examiner
And, of course, continue to enjoy your usual membership benefits:
- The Biomedical Scientist
- British Journal of Biomedical Science
- CPD ePortfolio
- journal based learning
- IBMS Additions discount scheme
- bursaries, grants and prizes
- all the latest professional news, information and learning resources on the IBMS website
For more details about the benefits of joining the IBMS visit our member benefits page.
Who can become a Member?
A Member of the IBMS must hold one of the following:
equivalent level professional qualification (e.g. CPSM/IBMS discipline specific log book, STP, BBTS Specialist Certificate, BISHI Diploma, SASMLT professional board exam)
- a biomedical science related, postgraduate M-level academic qualification (e.g. MSc, MPhil, MBA), or UK ENIC confirmed equivalent and have two years professional experience in an area related to biomedical science
- two years relevant professional experience plus a Certificate of Expert Practice in either Point of Care Testing, Molecular Pathology or Laboratory IT and Clinical Informatics.
How to join
Download and complete an IBMS Membership Application form
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org along with:
- copies of relevant qualification certificates, and
- payment (IBMS membership fees + £20 registration fee)
For more information on joining the IBMS, or renewing or upgrading your membership, visit our FAQ page.
To ensure a timely response to your documentation we would encourage you to submit everything electronically to us via email - email@example.com
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