International Training

Oral cancer & Reconstruction

Oral cancer & Reconstruction

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.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training is divided into 2 sub-specialties : Oral cancer & Reconstruction and Dento-facial deformity. Fellows for oral cancer & reconstruction part can experience major surgeries in the OR, such as ablative surgery for benign & malignant tumors, microvascular reconstruction, Robot-assisted surgeries etc. Fellows for Dento-facial deformity part can observe or participate in Orthognathic surgery, Cleft lip & palate etc. There are also opportunities to be part in surgeries of Maxillofacial trauma, TMJ surgery, Cyst & Benign tumor. 

The outpatient clinic mainly deals with patients for 3rd molar extraction and dental Implant. 

If necessary, fellows can take part in research and writing papers as well. In addition, fellows will also participate in weekly Grand rounds, monthly Clinico-pathology conference, and Annual congress of Korean association of oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Annual congress of Korean association of Maxillofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeons.


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.