Fellow of the American College of Radiology

One of the highest honors the ACR can bestow on a member in good standing is recognition as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology. ACR Fellows demonstrate a history of service to the College, organized radiology, teaching, and/or research. Only 15 percent of current ACR members have been awarded this honor.

FACR is awarded to diagnostic radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, medical physicists, and nuclear medicine physicians at the convocation ceremony held during the ACR Annual Meeting.

The honor of Fellow of the American College of Radiology is conferred on members who have been approved and elected by the ACR Board of Chancellors.

This Pathway to FACR guidance assists members increase their eligibility to become ACR Fellows.

Becoming a Fellow of the ACR


FACR Application Guidance

Fellow of the American College of Radiology is a prestigious award that is conferred by the Board of Chancellors. The Committee on Fellowship Credentials measures each candidate's credentials against the Nomination Criteria rubric where members are not in competition with one another. The CFC forwards its nominations to the Board of Chancellors for its review and approval decisions.

Eligibility

The minimum eligibility requirement is 10 cumulative post-training ACR membership years and at least one criterion among one or more of these domains from the Nomination Criteria:

  • Service to the ACR at national or chapter level(s) and/or organized radiology/medicine at national, regional, state, or local levels
  • Outstanding teaching of diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, and/or medical physics
  • Significant scientific or clinical research in radiology or significant contributions to the literature

You may confirm your eligibility with a membership inquiry to FACR@acr.org.

Guidance

You are encouraged to review the FACR Guidelines, ACR Bylaws  and Nomination Criteria or Military Nomination Criteria prior to beginning an application. Seek guidance from the fellowship chair of your chapter  to determine if you are a strong candidate this year or in the near future.  

Endorsements

At least two current Fellows must endorse your application; only one endorsing Fellow may be from the same local business entity. An All ACR Fellows list is posted below for your reference to help identify your potential endorsers. Use the membership directory to identify the correct email addresses by which to directly submit your endorsement requests through the application platform.

Candidate Application Deadline

FACR Candidate: ACR members who begin or submit an FACR application are FACR candidates having met the minimum eligibility to apply. View your chapter's submission deadline in the drop down menu below to avoid missing the submission deadline. Your application deadline is determined by the submission date required by your chapter. You must submit a complete application before the chapter-designated deadline to be eligible for chapter review. A complete application including at least two endorsement letters must be submitted before the submission deadline below; continually reminder your endorsers of the submission deadline.. You will not be permitted to submit an FACR application after your chapter's designated application submission deadline.

Chapter Review Deadline

Application Reviewers: Chapter officers review candidate-submitted applications after the chapter submission deadline as listed in the drop down menu below. Chapter leaders are assigned applications (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Fellowship Chair) for chapter review on the day after the chapter-designated candidate application submission deadline. All recommendations must be entered into the application platform no later than June 30, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted from candidates nor chapter reviewers.

Convocation Ceremony

Attendance at the convocation ceremony during the Annual Meeting is necessary for the honor to be conferred. Members who apply in 2023 will receive notification letters by late October 2023. Those elected by the ACR Board of Chancellors to become Fellows will participate in the April 2024 Convocation Ceremony in Washington, DC, unless BOC approval is deferred to a subsequent convocation year. 

FACR Application Process

The 2022 FACR application has closed. The next application cycle begins in January 2023. Applications are due based upon your chapter's submission deadline.

In your upcoming FACR application, eligible members complete data entry, upload PDF documents, and submit endorsement requests to current ACR Fellows to build an FACR online application for chapter review.

Chapter officers complete an application review and submit their recommendations to the ACR Committee on Fellowship Credentials. The CFC presents its nominations to the Board of Chancellors which confers the award.

2023 Application Cycle:

Spring 2023 - Chapter Review

Summer 2023- CFC Review

October 2023 - BOC Decisions

Oct-Nov 2023 - Notifications

May 2023- Convocation

Reminder: FACR is a distinguished award and a level of membership. Candidates are advised to submit membership dues by March 31, 2023, before submitting an FACR application.

Candidate Application Submission Deadlines by Chapter (Click to View Your Chapter)

Alabama Academy of Radiology

May 1

Alaska Radiological Society

May 31

Arizona Radiological Society

June 1

Arkansas Radiological Society

June 1

California Radiological Society

May 15

Canadian Association of Radiologists

June 21

CARROS

June 16

Colorado Radiological Society

May 31

Delaware Radiological Society

April 15

District of Columbia Metropolitan Radiological Society

June 15

Florida Radiological Society

May 31

Georgia Radiological Society

June 21

Hawaii Radiological Society

June 1

Idaho Radiological Society

April 30

Illinois Radiological Society

April 30

Indiana Radiological Society

June 17

Iowa Radiological Society

June 15

Kansas Radiological Society

May 1

Kentucky Radiological Society

May 1

Maine Radiological Society

May 1

Maryland Radiological Society

May 31

Massachusetts Radiological Society

June 1

Michigan Radiological Society

June 10

Minnesota Radiological Society

May 1

Mississippi Radiological Society

May 15

Missouri Radiological Society

May 15

Montana Radiological Society

May 31

Nebraska Radiological Society

May 31

Nevada Radiological Society

May 1

New Hampshire Radiology Society

May 31

New Mexico Society of Radiologists

June 1

New York State Radiological Society

June 15

North Carolina Radiological Society

May 1

North Dakota Radiological Society

May 31

Ohio State Radiological Society

June 1

Oklahoma State Radiological Society

May 1

Oregon Radiological Society

May 31

Pennsylvania Radiological Society

May 31

Puerto Rico Radiological Society

May 31

Radiological Society of Connecticut

June 1

Radiological Society of Louisiana

May 1

Radiological Society of New Jersey

June 15

Rhode Island Radiological Society

May 31

South Carolina Radiological Society

May 15

South Dakota Radiological Society

May 31

Tennessee Radiological Society

May 31

Texas Radiological Society

May 31

Utah Radiological Society

June 20

Vermont Radiological Society

May 31

Virginia Radiological Society

June 16

Washington State Radiological Society

May 31

West Virginia Radiological Society

May 15

Wisconsin Radiological Society

June 1

Wyoming Radiological Society

June 1 

Next FACR Application Cycle Opens January 2023


The 2022 FACR application cycle has closed. Prepare to build your future FACR electronic application by gathering information now which reflects your professional background especially those that are extraordinary and beyond the scope of employment: board certification(s), ACR activities, chapter activities, leadership roles, academic appointments, contributions to radiology (associations or societies), contributions to organized medicine, publications, presentations, research awards, teaching awards, recognitions in medicine, and questions related to Code of Ethics. You will be asked for names of organizations and dates.

 

Refer to these points during this interim time when the FACR application cycle is currently closed. Begin gathering information to prepare for your future FACR application when the application cycle resumes in January 2023:

  • Review your chapter’s application submission deadline from the drop-down menu above.
  • Read the FACR Requirements above before beginning your application.
  • Review the Nomination Criteria above to confirm your current achievements by year group.
  • Identify at least two current ACR Fellows to provide letters of endorsement; remind them of submission deadline.
  • Update your CV so that document is ready to upload.
  • Retired: Retired members are not eligible to apply yet members who retire in good standing retain FACR.
  • CARROS: Radiation oncologists may choose application review with primary chapter or CARROS chapter.
  • Military: Active duty military are exempt from chapter review yet if a chapter member may choose chapter review.
  • Best of luck to you with your application to become a Fellow of the American College of Radiology. 
  • DEADLINE: Complete applications must be submitted no later than your chapter's application deadline. 

FACR History and Fellowship Pledge


When the College was conceived in 1923, its founders intended it to be a small and elite group of ACR Fellows. The following year, the founders inducted seven Fellows at the first convocation in 1924. The ACR Bylaws approved that year limited future membership to 100, with a maximum of five new Fellows accepted annually.

By 1931, the College was being encouraged to enlarge its membership in order to expand its projects. In 1935, the new category of member was created for diplomates of the American Board of Radiology, and the induction of Fellows was retained for those members who had attained eminence in the specialty. Currently, members who meet the minimum eligibility to apply based upon cumulative post-training membership years and at least one of the FACR nomination criteria are eligible to submit an FACR application for review.

Members who have been elected to become Fellows attest to a fellowship pledge. The member receives the honor from the ACR Board of Chancellors at the convocation ceremony during the Annual Meeting. The following text reflects the attestation that is signed by the member and revered by the College in recognition of the significant achievements of the Fellow.

Fellowship Pledge

In accepting fellowship in the American College of Radiology, an organization that seeks to exemplify and to develop the highest traditions of the profession of medicine, I reaffirm my determination to place the welfare of my patients before all other considerations in my practice of Radiology.

I will continue:

To uphold the ethical standards promulgated by the American College of Radiology;

To strive constantly to advance my knowledge;

To provide my services freely to those unable to pay for them;

To be sensitive to the needs and aspirations of the society in which I live and practice;

To help advance the status of radiology through teaching of those desirous of learning;

To conduct myself with professionalism in all my practice and interpersonal relations.

Finally, I pledge myself to work to the best of my abilities to advance and extend the influence and service of the American College of Radiology.

See also


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