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Training Opportunities

What opportunities are there to gain cleft experience during training?

There are multiple opportunities to gain cleft experience during training. Please see below for some ideas:


Clinical Exposure

Audit and Service Improvement


Cleft charities and global cleft

  • Involvement in charitable organisations in the UK and overseas can be a great way of using your time, energy and skills to help in a meaningful way.  Trainees, as is the case for any medical professionals, should be mindful to ensure that their involvement in charitable organisations is governed by the same ethical standards as their routine clinical practice
  • CLAPA is the UK organisation for patients with a cleft and there are opportunities for volunteers to help with their activities
  • Charitable organisations involved with the provision of global cleft care are numerous and are based both in the UK and overseas. For more information on how to get involved see Global Care.
  • Resources