Medical photographer is a professional job. The photography unit usually available as a part of medical imaging or special photography and documentation/illustration departments. The job description are to capture clinical and nonclinical images or situation for use in treatment, hospital/medical records, education, presentations, and publication. Medical photographers may shoot patients on the wards, clinics, operating room during surgery, or post mortem environment as a forensic and medico-legal purposes. Their pictures are also published on scientific journals, books, and any other medical publications. Each of medical department will need special photography technique such as micro or macrophotography, endoscopy, and another spectrum.
The job needs academic qualification in basic photography and certification from medical illustration or medical photography institute. They must know the basic of anatomy, physiology, disease, and other medical photographic aspects.
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