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.

ACR Fellowship Requirements

The ACR Board of Chancellors confers the honor of ACR Fellowship. The Committee on Fellowship Credentials measures each candidate's credentials and forwards its nominations to the Board of Chancellors.  The BOC will make the decision on all applications 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

You are encouraged to review the ACR Fellowship Guidelines and Nomination Criteria or Military Nomination Criteria charts prior to beginning an application.

A current list of all ACR Fellows is posted below for your reference.  You are advised to request the required endorsement letters from at least two ACR Fellows and then build your application with data entry and document uploading while awaiting the endorsement letters to be submitted.

Attendance at the convocation ceremony during the Annual Meeting is necessary for the honor to be conferred.  Current applicants will receive notification letters in October 2019 and those selected will participate in the May 17, 2020 Convocation Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The minimum eligibility requirement is 10 years of ACR membership.  Please confirm your eligibility with a membership inquiry to FACRadmin@acr.org.

Application Process
Members seek endorsements from ACR Fellows and submit their online applications. The applications must precede chapter deadlines which are listed below in a drop down menu.

Chapter officers receive electronic access to the applications and submit their decisions for ACR committee review. For more information, please contact FACRadmin@acr.org.

Spring 2019 - Chapter Review

Summer 2019 - ACR Review

October 2019 - Notifications

May 2020 - Convocation

*The next application cycle begins in January 2020*  There is a minimum requirement of 10 years of ACR membership to be eligible to apply. Retired members are not eligible to apply yet members retain FACR once retired. The application works best on a PC platform. 

Chapter Deadlines for FACR Applications

Alabama Academy of Radiology

May 1

Alaska Radiological Society

May 31

Arizona Radiological Society

June 1

Arkansas Radiological Society

June 1

California Radiological Society

June 1

Canadian Association of Radiologists

May 31

CARROS

May 30

Colorado Radiological Society

May 31

Delaware Radiological Society

April 15

District of Columbia Metropolitan Radiological Society

June 24

Florida Radiological Society

May 31

Georgia Radiological Society

June 21

Hawaii Radiological Society

March 31

Idaho Radiological Society

March 31

Illinois Radiological Society

May 13

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 31

Massachusetts Radiological Society

June 1

Michigan Radiological Society

June 10

Minnesota Radiological Society

June 15

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

February 1

New York State Radiological Society

June 15

North Carolina Radiological Society

May 31

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

April 30

Puerto Rico Radiological Society

May 31

Radiological Society of Connecticut

June 15

Radiological Society of Louisiana

May 1

Radiological Society of New Jersey

June 15

Rhode Island Radiology Society

May 31

South Carolina Radiological Society

May 15

South Dakota Radiological Society

May 31

Tennessee Radiological Society

June 15

Texas Radiological Society

May 31

Utah Radiological Society

June 20

Vermont Radiological Society

May 31

Virginia Chapter of the ACR

June 16

Washington State Radiological Society

May 31

West Virginia Radiological Society

May 15

Wisconsin Radiological Society

June 1

Wyoming Radiological Society

June 1 

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.

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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