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 10 percent of College 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.

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

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:

  • 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 ACR Fellowship Guidelines, ACR Bylaws  and Nomination Criteria or Military Nomination Criteria prior to beginning an application.   

Endorsements:

At least two current Fellows must endorse your application; only one endorsing Fellow may be from the same 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 email addresses to submit your endorsement requests through the application platform.

Chapter Deadline:

View your chapter's submission deadline in the drop down section below to avoid missing the submission deadline; the chapter deadlines vary from March 2021 and June 2021. Seek guidance from the fellowship chair of your chapter.  A complete application including at least two endorsement letters must be submitted before the chapter deadline.  Chapter officers submit recommendations to the College no later than June 30, 2021.  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 2021 will receive notification letters by late October 2021. Those elected to become Fellows will participate in the May 22, 2022 Convocation Ceremony in Washington, DC unless approval is deferred to a subsequent convocation year. 

Application Process:
The 2021 application is now open.

Eligible members begin data entry, submit endorsement requests and complete document uploading to build a 2021 FACR online application before the chapter deadline.

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.

Spring 2021 - Chapter Review

Summer 2021 - CFC Review

Fall 2021 - BOC Decisions

October 2021 -  Notifications

May 2022 - Convocation

Reminder: FACR is a distinguished award and a level of membership.  Candidates are advised to submit 2021 membership dues before submitting an FACR application.

FACR Application is Now Open


Eligible members may apply using the application access link in the green button below.

  • Read the FACR Requirements above before beginning your application.
  • Retired members are not eligible to apply yet members who retire in good standing retain FACR.
  • Radiation oncologists may choose application review with current chapter or CARROS chapter.
  • Active duty military are exempt from chapter review yet if a chapter member may choose chapter review.
  • Save each page as you complete data entry and document uploading.
  • Best of luck to you with your application to become a Fellow of the American College of Radiology.

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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

May 15

Canadian Association of Radiologists

May 31

CARROS

June 1

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

April 30

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 31

Massachusetts Radiological Society

June 1

Michigan Radiological Society

June 10

Minnesota Radiological Society

June 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 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 

FACR 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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