Train the Trainers

The Ponseti Training Program follows the “train-the-trainers” model and it has three main objectives:

  1. 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 2-3 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.
  2. Help establish in other countries a dedicated Ponseti Clubfoot Clinic in the hospital and incorporates data entry and patient follow up on the International Clubfoot Registry.
  3. 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.
In 2012, the following countries have representatives visiting the Ponseti International Clubfoot Clinic at the University of Iowa, USA.
 

Armenia

Bosnia

Brazil

Cameroon

Croatia

Ecuador

Hungary

Liberia

Nigeria

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

Trinidad

 

SUCCESS STORIES around the world

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