President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

Medical Student Elective

Bruce J. Markovitz, MD, Director
Karen Carlucci, Coordinator
(215) 440-3171

Visiting Medical Student Clinical Electives

Thank you for your interest in taking an elective at Wills Eye Hospital.    Wills Eye serves as the Department of Ophthalmology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.  We accept students in their final year of training from both LCME approved schools (U.S. and Canadian medical schools) and international medical Colleges with whom Sidney Kimmel Medical College has a formal affiliation.

All applications for electives at Wills Eye Hospital can be made through The Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS).  If you have any questions about clinical electives at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, please email