International Training



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.

Urology Training

The Urology program integrates clinical and research work in all of the subspecialties offered, viz., Urological oncology, Endourology/Stone disease, Neuro-urology and Pediatric urology. The fellowship is structured as per the interests of the applicant and the content determined by his/her prior experience in urology. Training focuses on advanced procedures including RIRS, PCNL, ECIRS, VAMS, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeries. Our training program is certified by the Endourological Society ( 

Through this program, participants are familiarized with different techniques and proper use of instruments in minimally invasive surgery. In addition to clinical work, our fellows are expected to actively participate in research. The robust clinical experience our program offers gives participants access to abundant prospectively maintained databases that facilitate data gathering and paper presentation. Additionally, fellows attend regular weekly conferences discussing optimal management of cases with direct involvement and interaction across different specialties. This program offers an opportunity to understand and use state-of-the-art techniques and engage in extensive research. Ours being a high-volume healthcare facility, fellows get exposure to a wide variety of complex urological cases with direct access to multiple research resources.  


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.