International Training

Interventional Echocardiography

Interventional Echocardiography

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.

Cardiology(Interventional Echocardiography) Training

The Echocardiography and Interventional Echocardiography Fellowship Program aims to provide international physicians with rich knowledge and experiences about transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography readings. The program immerses fellows in all facets of management including intervnetional imaging for structural hear disease including TAVR, mitral clipping, percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty, left atrial appendage occlusion, atrial septal defect closure, patent foramen ovale closure, etc.  

Fellows are regarded as trainees with graduated responsibilities in a mentorship model, and independent practice is gradually advanced. You will also have the opportunities to numerous research activities about  hypertrophic cardiomyopathy registry, mitral stenosis registry (multimodality), myocardial and left atrial strain, etc. 

The fellows will also attend in Heart Team meetings (TAVR, Mitral clipping) with cardiac surgeons, radiologists, and interventional cardiologists, and valve conferences with cardiac surgeons and radiologists.


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.