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 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with a long-standing history and tradition is proud of our role that has played a central role in diagnosing and treating women’s diseases in Korea and tries our best to provide best medical services to every female patient. Our department was initiated by Dr. Jessi W. Hirst in 1904, who was one of the leaders established Severance hospital. We started four subdivisions for the first time in Korea: Maternal fetal medicine, Reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Gynecologic oncology, and Urogynecology. There are 12 faculties and 5 attending physicians currently in Severance hospital, 5 faculties and 7 attending physicians in two branch hospitals (Gangnam Severance hospital & Yongin Severance hospital). We started to perform gynecologic minimally invasive surgery for the first time in Korea, as a pioneer of laparoscopic surgery. Our department conducts education for fellows, residents and medical students as well as research activities to provide high-quality healthcare services for women throughout their lifespan.
As the first department of Urology and Gynecology in Korea, we provide specialized treatment and surgery for urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
Clinical procedures include vaginal hysterectomy, anterior-posterior repair, and transobturator tape.
Studies on pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence are being done.
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.