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Future Leaders Program
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SCCT Future Leaders Program

SCCT is welcoming applicants for the inaugural cohort of the Future Leaders Program (FLP).

The deadline to apply is Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.  

Apply now


A three-year program that aims to build a strong, more diverse leadership pipeline within SCCT and the field of cardiovascular computed tomography by providing selected junior faculty with an interactive, mentored learning experience that builds leadership skills and facilitates leadership opportunities. 

Categories of leadership may include clinical investigation, advocacy or education. FLP graduates may ultimately become candidates to serve on the SCCT Board of Directors and in other leadership roles.



Kelley Branch, MD, FSCCT and Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, FSCCT


  • Program is three calendar years; the inaugural cohort will participant starting Jan. 1, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2022
  • A cohort will be limited to three individuals, who will each be assigned a mentor. 
  • Each FLP participant will develop and deliver, under the guidance of their assigned mentor, a meaningful project that aligns with SCCT’s strategic goals, or provides significant value to the field of cardiac CT. 



FLP applicants must:

  • Have completed cardiology fellowship or radiology residency. 
  • Be an active SCCT member.
  • Demonstrate interest in future leadership positions within SCCT, and have a track-record of leadership and/or clinical investigation skills.
  • Have the time to commit to a three-year program.
  • Commit to developing and carrying out an SCCT volunteer project or lead a major clinical investigation in the field of cardiovascular CT.
  • Commit to attending face-to-face activities during the SCCT annual meeting.
  • Agree to engage in training activities (online or during the Annual Meeting). 
  • Agree to proactively engage with their assigned mentor on a monthly or more frequent basis.
  • By application, open annually in November to begin the following January.  
  • Program co-chairs will review applications and recommend candidates to the SCCT president.
  • Selection will be based on an evaluation of leadership potential, prior accomplishments and future aspirations, and will take into account the Society’s diversity goals. 
  • Each accepted FLP participant will be assigned a mentor for the duration of the program based on her/his interests. 
  • Mentors will usually be senior SCCT members who are leaders in their respective fields.
  • FLP co-chairs will recruit mentors based on shared interests with prospective FLP participants and an appropriate level of commitment to the program.  
  • Mentors and mentees will commit to engaging in regular, consistent interaction, at least monthly, throughout the year, in person, by phone, video call and/or email in order to complete the proposed project. 


Program activities will include:
  • During the program, each participant, in consultation with her/his mentor, leadership and staff, will identify, propose, lead and implement (with staff and member support as needed) a meaningful project for SCCT that aligns with the Society’s strategic objectives and which gives the participant the opportunity to grow her/his skills and experience. 
  • FLP participants will be given preference for suitable leadership opportunities such as serving as faculty for education activities, serving on committees, and participating in guideline development. 
  • SCCT may organize selected training opportunities for FLP participants, either online or face-to-face, to develop leadership skills.
  • Frequent (a minimum of monthly) check-ins with mentors.
  • Participants and mentors will meet annually with SCCT leadership during the SCCT annual meeting during dedicated events such as a breakfast or lunch.
  • The progress of each participant will be reviewed annually by the FLP chairs and the SCCT Board of Directors.  
  • Participants and mentors will provide written evaluations of the program and their experiences to help SCCT continuously improve the FLP. 


Program completion

Participants who successfully complete their projects, training opportunities and program evaluation will be recognized as SCCT FLP graduates with a certificate.


Apply now