Train the Trainers
The Ponseti Training Program follows the “train-the-trainers” model and it has three main objectives:
- We train individuals from other countries to learn the Ponseti Method. The training program takes place at the University of Iowa, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, for a period of two weeks under the supervision of Dr. Jose A. Morcuende, CEO and Medical Director of Ponseti International. During this time, the visiting physician also attends clinics, ORs and other educational activities in the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics and the department. This interaction establishes a working relationship between departments to help further development of the program.
- Help physicians establish in their country a dedicated Ponseti Clubfoot Clinic and incorporates data entry and patient follow up on the International Clubfoot Registry.
- Once the clinic is established, a follow-up Ponseti training course is given in the country to train more providers who can subsequently establish Clubfoot Clinics in their own hospital.
Kyrgyzstan Oman Philippines Burma/Myanmar
Namibia Somalia Slovenia United States
Cameroon Sweden Australia Iraq
Kazakhstan Philippines Mongolia Uzbekistan
Indonesia Argentina Tanzania Ecuador
Zanzibar Hungary Croatia Bosnia
Sri Lanka Nigeria Brazil Guatemala
Italy UK Iran Mercy Ships
Jordan Liberia Georgia Armenia