International Training

Cardiovascular Anesthesia

Cardiovascular Anesthesia

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.


The Division of Cardiac Anesthesiology specializes in the perioperative care of the cardiac surgical patients.

The Division of Cardiac Anesthesiology has been the pioneer of introducing the pulmonary artery catheter and TEE into the practice of cardiovascular anesthesia in Korea. 

We have been engaged in various clinical as well as experimental studies related to cardiac surgery and patients’ outcome. We have also recently extended our study interests to preoperative patient optimization and ERAS.

Cardiac Anesthesiology Training

The fellowship program covers:

1. Preoperative evaluation and anesthetic planning of cardiac surgical patients

2. Understanding the cardiopulmonary bypass

3. Clinical applications of the pulmonary artery catheter and TEE

4. Pharmacological and mechanical hemodynamic management

5. Postoperative ICU care of cardiac surgical patients


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.