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 (FACR) is a prestigious membership award that is conferred by the Board of Chancellors. The achievements that are recognized for FACR are accomplishments that are beyond the scope of employment. An ACR Fellow operates in true fellowship with active networking and mentoring to other members.


The minimum eligibility requirement is 10 cumulative post-training ACR membership years. Members-in-training and retired members are not eligible to apply. An FACR candidate must have achieved at least one criterion from any of the domains from the FACR Nomination Criteria:

  • Service to ACR, chapter and/or organized radiology/medicine at national, regional, state, or local levels.
  • Teaching in diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, and/or medical physics.
  • Research and/or Literature contributions in radiology whether scientific or clinical. 

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


You are encouraged to review the FACR Guidelines, ACR Bylaws  and Nomination Criteria  prior to beginning an application. Seek guidance from the fellowship chair of your chapter to review if current achievements reflect ready to submit an application. Military members may use the Military Nomination Criteria and contact FACR staff to be connected with the CFC for guidance.


At least two current ACR Fellows must endorse your FACR application. Any ACR Fellow may serve as an endorser if that Fellow has direct knowledge of your achievements and can attest to your professionalism; only one endorser may be from your same local business entity. Refer to the All ACR Fellows list to identify potential endorsers. You will need the email addresses from the ACR Fellow's membership profile; use the ACR Membership Directory to identify the correct email address to send a system email to your potential endorsers.

Candidate Application Deadline

FACR Candidate: ACR members who begin or submit an FACR application are FACR candidates having met the minimum eligibility with at least 10 cumulative post-training ACR membership years. View your chapter's submission deadline and submit a complete application including endorsement letters before the candidate 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 candidate submission deadline. Chapter leaders (President, Immediate Past President, President Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Fellowship Chair) receive an email with their application review assignments on the day after the chapter-designated candidate application submission deadline. All chapter recommendations must be entered into the application platform no later than June 30, 2024. Late applications will not be accepted from candidates nor chapter reviewers.

Convocation Ceremony

Attendance at the convocation during the Annual Meeting is necessary for the honor to be conferred. Members who apply in 2024 will receive mailed and emailed notifications by late October 2024. Those selected by the ACR Board of Chancellors to become ACR Fellows will participate in the May 4, 2025 convocation in Washington, DC, unless BOC approval is deferred to a subsequent convocation year. 

FACR Application Timeline

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.

2024 Application Cycle:

Spring 2024 - Chapter Review

Summer 2023- CFC Review

October 2024 - BOC Decisions

Oct-Nov 2024 - Notifications

May 4, 2025 - Convocation

Reminder: FACR is a distinguished award and a category of membership. Candidates are advised to submit membership dues by March 31, 2024, before submitting an FACR application.

The Next FACR Application Cycle Begins January 2025

An FACR application reflects a combination of professional accomplishments beyond the scope of employment: board certification(s), ACR and chapter activities, leadership roles, academic appointments, contributions to radiology (associations or societies), contributions to organized medicine, publications, presentations, research and teaching awards, recognitions in medicine, and professionalism questions related to Code of Ethics.

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


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

June 23

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 31

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 

FACR History and Fellowship Pledge

When the College was founded in 1923, its founders intended this membership award 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 ACR Fellow 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

All ACR Fellows

The honor of Fellow of the American College of Radiology has been conferred by the ACR Board of Chancellors onto these current members. Use the search function to identify if a potential endorser for your FACR application is listed as a current ACR Fellow.

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