Wills Eye Hospital's outstanding reputation as a pioneer in ophthalmic education began when it established the nation’s first ophthalmology residency program in 1839. Training programs for fellows, nurses and allied healthcare personnel followed. Today, the Wills Eye name is known internationally and attracts patients and physicians from around the globe. Our programs include educational, clinical and research opportunities designed for skilled and compassionate clinicians and scientists.
This is the prime teaching structure at Wills Eye. Training of residents takes place with lectures, practical sessions and a diverse didactic program. This program is, in many cases, open to other local residents and physicians. Many of the courses are free for anyone interested in attending. The Office of Medical Education has information about the curriculum and lecture series.
We provide fellowship opportunities in Oculoplastics, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Cornea, Pediatrics, Glaucoma, Oncology and Retina. Some fellowships heavily involve research.
Department of Medical Education
Wills Eye Hospital
840 Walnut Street, Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Edward A. Jaeger MD, Director
Karen Carlucci, Coordinator
Continuing Medical Education
Ralph C. Eagle, Jr., MD, Director
Vaughn Wurst, CME Manager
Yla Angso, CME Coordinator