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.
The Vitreoretina fellowship offers opportunities of outpatient observations and surgery observations including Trans pars plana vitrectomy (Membranectomy, ILM peel, Endolaser, tamponade, etc.) Scleral encircling, Scleral buckling, Cryopexy, Laser indirect ophthalmoscopy,
Intravitreal injection, Panretinal photocoagulation, Photodynamic therapy, Ocular tumor surgery (Sclerouvectomy, Brachytherapy, Transpupillary thermotherapy, etc.) and the weekly Retina meeting.
If willing to, international fellows may also participate in the basic lab meetings and the laboratory doing research on Molecular diagnosis of intraocular tumors such as Uveal melanoma, Retinoblastoma, and Lymphoma, research on the mechanism of resistance to therapeutic drugs, research on retinal disease models and new drugs using retinal organoids, gene therapy for macular degeneration.
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.
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.