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.
Among other requirements, candidates 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
- Outstanding teaching of diagnostic radiology,
interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, and/or
- Significant scientific or clinical research in radiology or significant contributions to the literature
The current application cycle has closed. The next application cycle begins in January 2021. The online application will be available on this page in January.
The minimum eligibility requirement is 10 cumulative years of ACR post-training membership. You may confirm your eligibility with a membership inquiry to FACR@acr.org.
You are encouraged to review the ACR Fellowship Guidelines, ACR Bylaws and Nomination Criteria or Military Nomination Criteria prior to beginning an application.
At least two current Fellows must endorse your application; an All ACR Fellows list is posted below for your reference to help identify your potential endorsers. Use the membership directory to identify the email addresses to submit your endorsement requests through the application platform.
View your chapter's submission deadline in the drop down section below to avoid missing the submission deadline determined independently by the chapter leadership. Seek guidance from the fellowship chair of your chapter. A complete application including two endorsement letters must be submitted before the chapter deadline. Late applications will not be accepted from candidates nor chapter reviewers; candidates adhere to a chapter deadline (varies between March and June) and chapter officers submit recommendations to the College no later than June 30, 2020. Active duty military may submit applications directly to the College by June 30.
Attendance at the convocation ceremony during the Annual Meeting is necessary for the honor to be conferred. Members who applied this year will receive notification letters by late October and those selected will participate in the May 17, 2021 Convocation Ceremony in Washington, D.C. unless approval is deferred to a subsequent convocation.