SDMS Foundation Emerging Leaders Program
Workforce Development Focus
Workforce Issues Addressed
Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS)
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Diagnostic Medical Sonography students
Increasing number of healthcare workers AND healthcare workforce retention
Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession; expanding career and/or professional development opportunities of current healthcare professionals
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (SDMS) Foundation Emerging Leaders Program is an initiative that annually identifies and mentors a cohort of students and recent graduates to be future leaders in Sonography. The program runs from January to June, and the curriculum includes general leadership education, leading within the SDMS and careers in Sonography. In addition, all participants receive a free year of SDMS membership and access to a community of program alumni. Only one member of each cohort is selected to be the year's grant recipient based on their participation in the program and they receive all expenses paid to attend and participate at 4 conferences, including the SDMS Annual Conference.