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 External Eye and Cornea fellowship offers opportunities of outpatient observations and surgery observations including Penetrating keratoplasty, DSEK, Amniotic membrane transplantation, Conjunctival flap, Conjunctival autograft, Conventional cataract surgery, Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery, Multifocal IOL, Toric IOL, Refractive surgery (LASIK, LASEK, SMILE, ICL), Cornea cross-linking, etc., and the weekly lab meeting.
If willing to, international fellows may also participate in the basic lab meetings and the laboratory doing research on mouse sensory organ phenotype, ocular immunity and inflammation, development of treatment for dry eye syndrome, and physiology of corneal endothelial cells.
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.