Medical illustration is a small and specialised field, and there's a lot of competition for vacancies. You'll improve your job prospects if you also have relevant work experience.
Some courses include work placements, or you could contact your local university or NHS trust's medical photography department to arrange a visit or some work shadowing.
Professional and industry bodies
You can join the Academy for Healthcare Science or Institute of Medical Illustrators for professional recognition, training opportunities and to make industry contacts.
You'll find more advice on careers and training in medical illustration through the Institute of Medical Illustrators and Health Careers.