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 Colorectal Surgery fellowship at Severance Hospital offers a broad and diversified program experience balanced with high case volume including surgical treatment of colon, rectal and anal cancer. With over 3000 colorectal-related surgical procedures performed annually at Severance Hospital, the fellows will have had exposure to all colorectal disease problems and a rich operative experience in minimally invasive and open surgical techniques by the completion of the program.
Every year, more than 1,200 cases of colorectal surgeries for malignant diseases are held in here, colorectal division of YUHS. There are not only malignant diseases, but you can also experience with non-malignant diseases such as benign anal disease or IBD (Inflammatory bowel disease) or FAP (Familial adenomatosis polyposis), etc.
During the training period, participants are exposed to a group practice whose approach to patient care is team-based and multi-disciplinary.
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.