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Honours for contributions to our specialties

There are four honours available to recognise contributions to the work of the RCR and to our two specialties, clinical radiology and clinical oncology. Nominations are now closed.

The RCR honours are a wonderful way to recognise your fellow doctors who have made a significant contribution to our specialties. I was delighted to be recognised for the Exceptional Contribution Award in 2022 for my contributions to teaching radiology. I understand that I’m the first international medical graduate to receive this award.

Please remember that you can nominate Fellows or members. The RCR would also like to see nominations for individuals from diverse backgrounds. We strongly believe that we should recognise and celebrate hard work, passion, skills and contributions by people of all colour, sex, ethnic origin and other characteristics.

Dr Priya Suresh

RCR Medical Director, Education and Training, Clinical Radiology

Dr Priya Suresh

Gold Medal 

Awarded to a Fellow of the College who has made a significant contribution to their field anywhere in the world.  

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Honorary Fellowship 

Awarded to those who have made exceptional contributions to, or promoted the interests of, clinical oncology or clinical radiology – including at an international level. 

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Honorary Membership 

Awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to our specialties in the UK, through a direct link with RCR activities or projects. 

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The Exceptional Contribution Award 

Awarded to RCR Fellows or members who have made an exceptional contribution over time, in fields such as: 

  • Examining 
  • Editing 
  • Guideline production 
  • Audit and quality improvement. 

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Our awards and honours

Find out more about all the different funded opportunities we offer to develop learning, research, travel and teaching, available at every stage of your medical career, whether you are still studying at university, in the midst of your specialty training or a fully qualified consultant.

Awards & honours