The Awards and Honors Committee reviews all candidates for the gold medal and honorary fellow awards. Gold medal awards are based on recognition of distinguished and extraordinary service to the ACR and the profession for which it stands. Honorary fellowship awards are based on merit as well as individual involvement in international political and historical achievements.

ACR Fellowship

One of the highest honors the ACR can bestow on a member is recognition as a fellow of the American College of Radiology. Fellows demonstrate a history of service to the College, organized radiology, teaching or research. Approximately 12% of ACR members achieve this distinction.

Gold Medal Awards

Each year the ACR Board of Chancellors awards the College's highest honor, the ACR Gold Medal, to candidates chosen for their distinguished and extraordinary service to the ACR or to the field of radiology.

Honorary Fellows

Honorary Fellows are elected by the Board of Chancellors in recognition of preeminent contributions to the science or practice of radiology by individuals who by virtue of residence, education, profession or lack of board certification are ineligible for admission as Members of the College in any category other than international.

Distinguished Achievement Award

The Awards and Honors Committee makes annual recommendations to the Board of Chancellors of up to three individuals for the Distinguished Achievement Award. The award recognizes highly notable service to the College and the profession or other action or achievement by the individual that reflects in a uniquely favorable manner on the College and the profession of radiology.

Chapter Recognition Awards

The goals of the chapter recognition program are to formally recognize chapter successes and innovative ideas and to facilitate the sharing of ideas among chapters. Please contact the ACR Office of Chapter and Volunteer Development at or 1-800-227-5463, ext. 4917.