Global Clubfoot Initiative is delighted to launch the Fred Dietz Global Clubfoot Fellowship, sponsored by the Glencoe Foundation in collaboration with the UK Clubfoot Consensus Group.
This Fellowship honours the legacy of Fred Dietz, a leading doctor and clubfoot surgeon who made a huge contribution to furthering the Ponseti method of treatment for clubfoot. Fred had worked with Dr Ponseti directly, and generously gave his time to training others all around the world in the Ponseti method of treatment. You can read Steve Mannion, Chair of GCI’s Medical Advisory Board, tribute to Fred here.
The Fred Dietz Global Clubfoot Fellowship will support a growing network of ‘clubfoot champions and clinical leaders within clubfoot, supporting our ambition to ensure sustainability and quality clubfoot treatment around the world.
DETAILS OF THE FELLOWSHIP
The first Fellows will be supervised by Naomi Davis, Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital clubfoot in Manchester, UK and Denise Watson, Advanced Practice Physiotherapist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Clubfoot Clinic in London, UK. The Fellowship provides a 2-week clinical placement, alternating one week in each hospital. Two Fellows will be hosted at a time.
The objectives of the Fellowship are to:
improve clinical skills across the spectrum of clubfoot management
access support and mentorship for difficult cases
learn approaches to building relationships with parents
support an attitude of ongoing learning and self-appraisal
provide a springboard for those who have shown enthusiasm and interest in clubfoot treatment to move forward in building their clinical skills and leadership, including their own teaching skills and ability to educate others, in this area
increase the global network of clinical clubfoot champions
The first Fellowship will run in October / November 2019 and the second in June / July 2020.
The following details regarding funding is indicative rather than a comprehensive list of what is and isn’t funded; further details will follow.
The Fellowship package will fund:
Travel and accommodation (including flights to the UK and travel between London and Manchester)
The Fellowship package will notfund:
100% of subsistence costs (it is likely the Fellow and / or their employing organisation may need to subsidise some living costs e.g. food)
Phone calls / data
Local travel costs in Manchester and London e.g.: bus and underground fairs
WHO CAN APPLY
We welcome applications from any Ponseti practitioner around the world; to assess and justify their suitability for the Fellowship, individuals will be expected to satisfy the essential criteria set out below.
Essential criteria for Fellows
You will be in current clinical practice treating clubfoot patients
You will have a minimum caseload of 20 clubfoot cases every year
You will be able to communicate well in English
You will be able to provide two clinical references
You will be able to be granted leave to take part in the Fellowship in either October/November 2019 or June/July 2020
You will be able to evidence an ability to cover your relevant expenses (e.g. visa, some contribution to subsistence etc)
How to apply
There will be one call for applications for the intake of Fellows in October / November 2019 and June / July 2020.
Process for applications:
Deadline / date
GCI opens EOI process
8th April 2019
Deadline for submission of EOIs
22nd April 2019 (17.00)
EOI applicants notified of result
Successful candidates invited to complete Application Form
1st May 2019
Deadline for submission of Fellowship application form (only open to those who have satisfied the EOI stage)