What is the Fellowship of the CAR (FCAR)?
The Fellowship of the Canadian Association of Radiologists (FCAR) is one of the highest honors that the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) can bestow upon its members. This award was created by the FCAR Working Group in 2018 out of a need to recognize the lifelong commitment, by and for CAR members, to a standard of excellence in the profession of radiology.
Recognition as a Fellow of the CAR demonstrates a history of service to the CAR as a volunteer in collaboration and leadership, as well as clinical, scientific and professional accomplishments.
This award is also a guide to inspire early to mid-career members towards a pathway to excellence and professional success in radiology. This award is modelled on other Fellowship programs and reflects the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s CanMEDS framework.
Benefits & Recognition
As an active Fellow of the CAR, recipients join a very distinct and selective group of radiologists who have distinguished themselves in the field. In recognition of this accomplishment, after the Fellowship honor is granted, the recipient is permitted to place “FCAR” after their name. Including the initials “FCAR” among one’s credentials underscores the individual meeting the high standards designated by our national specialist organization.
Recipients will have the “FCAR” designation bestowed upon them during the CAR's Awards ceremony at the CAR's Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). They will be presented with a special lapel pin and a tie or scarf depicting the “FCAR” symbol. They will also be recognized on the CAR's website.
In accordance with the CAR's policy, a candidate may not receive the Fellow of the CAR designation without attending the convocation ceremony. In the event a candidate is unable to attend the convocation ceremony, the fellowship may be deferred until the following year.
The Fellow of the CAR recipient must be a current member of the CAR in order to keep their Fellow of the CAR designation.
- You have remained a member of the CAR in good standing for a minimum of 10 consecutive years;
- Submission of the FCAR electronic application form;
- A cover letter demonstrating your history of accomplishments;
- Two letters of support from current CAR members (in good standing for a minimum of 10 consecutive years as listed in the application endorsement section) (the letters must be sent directly to the CAR’s office) and
- A current CV
Fellowship candidates will be assessed on their accomplishments over their career in a fashion organized to reflect the CanMEDS framework competency model.
These accomplishments would include:
A. Level of involvement:
- International and/or National;
- Provincial and/or Regional; and/or
B. Type of organizations:
- Medical associations, radiological or other specialties;
- Educational organizations such as universities, colleges, research organizations;
- Health care organizations such as government, hospitals, regional health authorities;
- Public organizations that are devoted to educating the public.
C. Professional activities reflect pertinent CanMEDS intrinsic competencies such as:
- Leader: Engages with others to contribute to a vision of a high-quality health care system and takes responsibility for the delivery of excellent patient care through their activities as clinicians, administrators, scholars, or teachers.
- Collaborator: Participates and engages in activities with other physicians, educators, health care professionals or with other sectors, within medical or non-medical organizations, pertinent to health care.
- Scholar - Researcher: Demonstrates a lifelong commitment to research evaluating evidence with consideration to the level of impact on health care and social accountability, acts as mentor of junior researchers.
- Scholar – Educator - Communicator: Demonstrates engagement in diffusion (in oral or written format) of knowledge, including use of media for the public, helps physician to apply knowledge (knowledge translation), education of physicians, learners, other health care professionals and the patient population, and acts as a mentor to learners.
- Professional: Shows recognition of mentorship and commitment to the health and well-being of the population, individual patients, physicians, other health care professionals, learners (students, residents, and fellows) and commitment to social accountability
Health advocacy will be underlined in all other competencies and professional activities of the candidate will be assessed on their impact on social accountability.
Each completed application will be reviewed by the CAR's Awards Selection Standing Committee.
Successful applicants will be notified in January to assist with the planning of their attendance at the CAR's Awards Ceremony. This ceremony occurs at the CAR’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) usually held in April.
Applications will be accepted until December 15 of the year preceding the ASM.
Please contact Corinne Gourlin at [email protected] or 613-860-3111 ext. 204 for assistance.