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
- Teaching in diagnostic radiology,
interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, and/or
- 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, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted from candidates nor chapter reviewers.
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.