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Membership Categories and Eligibility

Join your peers in advancing radiology — the ACR is your one-stop resource, offering exclusive services, benefits and opportunities. We offer several membership categories — find the one right for you.

General Members


ACR members have the right to be appointed to commissions and committees, to hold elective office and to be a member of the ACR Board of Chancellors.

  • General ACR members are physicians certified in a radiological discipline by the American Board of Radiology, the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the Collège des médecins du Québec, or physicians engaged in nuclear medicine and certified by a specialty board that is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties or its Canadian equivalent.

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  • Medical physicists certified by the American Board of Radiology or equivalent.

Associate Members


Associate members have the right to be appointed to ACR commissions and committees but shall not have the right to hold elected office or be a member of the Board of Chancellors.

  • Associate ACR members are physicians engaged in the practice of radiology who have completed an approved residency program in radiology but have not been certified by the American Board of Radiology, the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the Collège des médecins du Québec, or physicians engaged in nuclear medicine but not certified by a specialty board that is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties or its Canadian equivalent.

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  •  Medical physicists engaged in the practice of medical physics and otherwise eligible for membership in the College who have not been certified by the American Board of Radiology or its equivalent.

Allied Health Members


Allied health members shall have the right to be appointed to commissions, committees, and task forces, but shall not have the right to hold elective office or be members of the ACR Board of Chancellors.

  • Allied health ACR members are MRI scientists and radiologist assistants with Registered Radiologist Assistant (RRA) certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) are eligible to be ACR members.

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  • Physicians not engaged in the practice of radiology and other non-physician medical professionals whose special qualifications are deemed valuable to the College may submit an application for consideration for membership under the “Other” category. Applications submitted under the category of “Other” must be approved for membership by the Commission on Membership and Communications and Chapter Programs before ACR and chapter membership can be granted.

Members-in-Training


Members-in-training shall have the right to be appointed to commissions, committees and task forces but, except as provided in Article V, Section 3 of the ACR Bylaws, shall not have the right to hold elective office or be members of the ACR Board of Chancellors.

  • ACR members-in-training are physicians who are in approved radiology residency or fellowships in the U.S. or Canada, or medical students registered in a formal educational program at a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or physicists who are registered in a formal educational program in medical physics in the U.S. or Canada.
     
  • Member-in-training status shall normally terminate within six months following completion of training. Individuals who go directly from an approved residency to a fellowship program may continue as members-in-training until they complete the fellowship program.
     
  • Within six months of completing training, members-in-training will automatically become members of the College in the appropriate category of membership, unless they affirmatively decline membership.

International Members


International members shall have the right to be appointed to commission and committees and task forces but not to hold elective office or be a member of the ACR Board of Chancellors.

  • International members are physicians and medical physicists practicing the specialty of radiology, radiation oncology or medical physics outside the U.S. and Canada who are certified in radiology, medical physics or are eligible for such certifications and are in good ethical standing in their respective countries.

International Members-in-Training


International members-in-training shall have the right to be appointed to commissions, committees and task forces, but not to hold elective office or be members of the ACR Board of Chancellors.

  • International members-in-training are physicians and medical physicists who have never been ACR members in practice, and who occupy approved residency or fellowship programs or are registered in a formal educational program in medical physics outside the U.S. and Canada and are in good ethical standing in their respective countries. International member In Training status shall normally terminate within six (6) months following completion of the period of training but may be considered for transition to membership in the appropriate class.

  • Individuals who go directly from an approved residency to a fellowship program may continue as members-in-training until they complete the fellowship program.

Retired Members


Retired members shall have the right to be appointed to commissions and committees and task forces, but shall not have the right to be members of the ACR Board of Chancellors. Retired members shall have the right to serve in elected office during the first six years following retirement.

  • Retired member status may be conferred by the ACR Board of Chancellors upon application of a member who is fully retired from professional practice. A Retired Member shall be relieved from payment of dues.