ACR Fellowship

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 10 percent of College members have been awarded this honor.

Fellowship is awarded to diagnostic radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, medical physicists, and nuclear medicine physicians at the Convocation held during the ACR annual meeting.

The degree of Fellow of the American College of Radiology has been conferred on the candidates linked below who have been approved and elected by the ACR Board of Chancellors.

Helpful information regarding the Fellowship process can be found in the resource, Pathway to ACR Fellowship.

Complete and submit the online FACR application now

ACR Fellowship History


When the College was conceived in 1923, its founders intended it to be a small and elite group of fellows. The following year the founders inducted seven fellows at the first convocation. The 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.

ACR Fellowship

The ACR Board of Chancellors reviews and sets the requirements for Fellowship. The Committee on Fellowship Credentials measures each nominee's credentials and makes its recommendations to the board for approval, deferral or rejection.

Among other requirements, nominees for Fellowship must fulfill criteria under one or more domains:

  • 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

See the ACR Fellowship Guide and Nomination Criteria or Military Nomination Criteria charts for complete details.

Application Process
Members apply online and submit their application directly to the chapter. Chapter deadlines vary.

Chapters receive electronic access to the applications and submit decisions directly to the ACR. For more information, please contact facradmin@acr.org.

Chapter Deadlines for FACR Applications

Alabama Academy of Radiology

May 1

Alaska Radiological Society

May 30

Arizona Radiological Society

June 1

Arkansas Radiological Society

June 1

California Radiological Society

June 1

Canadian Association of Radiologists

May 31

CARROS

April 30

Colorado Radiological Society

May 31

Delaware Radiological Society

April 15

District of Columbia Metropolitan Radiological Society

June 24

Florida Radiological Society

June 7

Georgia Radiological Society

May 31

Hawaii Radiological Society

March 31

Idaho Radiological Society

March 31

Illinois Radiological Society

April 30

Indiana Radiological Society

June 17

Iowa Radiological Society

June 15

Kansas Radiological Society

May 1

Kentucky Chapter of the ACR

May 1

Maine Radiological Society

May 1

Maryland Radiological Society

May 30

Massachusetts Radiological Society

June 1

Michigan Radiological Society

April 15

Minnesota Radiological Society

June 15

Mississippi Radiological Society

May 15

Missouri Radiological Society

May 15

Montana Radiological Society

May 30

Nebraska Radiological Society

May 30

Nevada Radiological Society

May 1

New Hampshire Radiology Society

May 30

New Mexico Society of Radiologists

February 1

New York State Radiological Society

July 1

North Carolina Radiological Society

May 30

North Dakota Radiological Society

May 30

Ohio State Radiological Society

June 1

Oklahoma State Radiological Society

May 1

Oregon Radiological Society

May 30

Pennsylvania Radiological Society

May 30

Puerto Rico Radiological Society

May 31

Radiological Society of Connecticut

June 15

Radiological Society of Louisiana

Contact chapter

Radiological Society of New Jersey

June 15

Rhode Island Radiology Society

May 31

South Carolina Radiological Society

April 1

South Dakota Radiological Society

May 31

Tennessee Radiological Society

May 31

Texas Radiological Society

May 31

Utah Radiological Society

June 20

Vermont Radiological Society

January 1

Virginia Chapter of the ACR

June 16

Washington State Radiological Society

May 31

West Virginia Radiological Society

Contact chapter

Wisconsin Radiological Society

June 1

Wyoming Radiological Society

June 1 

See also


All ACR Fellows

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The degree of Fellow of the American College of Radiology has been conferred on these candidates by the ACR Board of Chancellors.

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