International Training

Reconstructive Surgery_Lower Extremity

Reconstructive Surgery_Lower Extremity

Severance International Fellowship (SIF)

Severance International Fellowship (SIF) is open to foreign physicians, dentists, nurses, medical technicians, or hospital administrators who wish to experience clinical care, operative procedures, and participate in research activities at Severance Hospital(Sinchon) Seoul, Korea. This program builds on the hospital’s long legacy and mission to educate future clinical leaders in healthcare and ultimately reducing health inequalities in the global society.

Common Requirements

  1. All foreign trainees have to be eligible to enter Korea without violating Article 11(Prohibition, etc. of Entry) of the Immigration Act of the Republic of Korea.

  2. All foreign trainees have to be enough fluent in English or Korean to participate in the training. Trainees have to be not only able to do daily conversation, but also have to understand and be able to listen, read, write, and speak about their professional specialty area in English or Korean. Severance Academy might request official proof of the trainee's language proficiency if necessary. Interpretations are NOT available.

  3. All foreign trainees have to be registered as trainees in Severance Academy, mainly by applying online at this homepage. (Email applications are not recommended.)

  4. All foreign trainees have to submit a immunization form that asks for proof of vaccination or antibody test results for specific diseases designated by Severance Hospital. Please download the form here.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Training

 The Plastic and Reconstructive Fellowship Program aims to provide international physicians with rich knowledge and experiences about the management of musculoskeletal and soft tissue problems. 

The program immerses fellows in all facets of plastic and reconstructive care including congenital, acquired(trauma, oncologic), and neuromuscular conditions. 

 Fellows are regarded as trainees with graduated responsibilities in a mentorship model, You will have the opportunities to observe or practice in outpatient clinics and in the operating theater. 

 Fellows can experience the professional treatment systems in Yonsei cancer center. In particular, you can attend comprehensive multidisciplinary breast cancer care and participate in cancer center conference composed of experts. Applicants can experience sophisticated robotic surgery for breast cancer surgery and reconstruction, and robotic surgery simulation training. 

 Each fellow is expected to participate and complete at least one research project, either a clinical or basic science research project based on their interests and goals for their career. The Human Tissue Restoration Research Institute under the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is composed of professors and specialized researchers to conduct cutting-edge research related to tissue regeneration, and through the fellowship program, there are opportunities for research in areas of concern. 


1. Certificate

All participants of our SIF program will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training. The certificate will be issued by the President & CEO of Yonsei University Health System.

2. Alumni Network & Gatherings (to be determined)

Severance Academy operates various SNS or online communities, where you can communicate freely with other international trainees who were in Severance before or will be training soon. You can get help from other physicians or medical staffs before you come to Korea and get some useful tips including their training experience, accommodations, good restaurants near the hospital etc. We will also update the newest news of Severance regularly at this homepage. Severance Academy will also host offline gatherings exclusive for international trainees, or invite you to official events hosted by Severance Hospital or governement institutions.