The 2020 LEAP application system is now closed, interested candidates are invited to apply for the 2022-2024 program in April 2022.
The CRA is thrilled to introduce LEAP!
LEAP (also known as the CRA LEAdership Program) is a new name for the CRA’s longstanding Future Leaders in RheumaTology (FLIRT) program. This new acronym provides a suitable depiction of the program’s principles and will continue to provide aspiring young rheumatologists with the opportunity to enhance their professional and leadership development. CRA LEAP is a mentorship program designed for rheumatologists at an early career stage who are likely to become leaders in research, education, and/or advocacy in Canada.
This program seeks to identify and promote leadership in rheumatologists early in their career (within 5 years post fellowship in rheumatology or pediatric rheumatology). It is comprised of a variety of initiatives identified via a needs assessment conducted with participants, and a collaboration with Canadian mentors and expert advisors. It is designed for future leaders in academic and community practice.
- Provide aspiring young Canadian rheumatologists with the opportunity to participate in a needs-based, high-quality, innovative, multi-faceted 2-year program
- Build personal and professional contacts with thought leaders and peers
- Develop insights into career building, publications, promotion and advocacy
The 2020-2022 program is supported by Pfizer Canada. The Canadian Rheumatology Association would like to recognize and thank this sponsor for their generous support.
This is a joint application process that requires application to be completed by the candidate and their supporter.