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Research Training

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In addition to providing excellent patient care, Wills Eye Hospital is committed to training the next generation of rising ophthalmologists. Students from accredited US or foreign medical schools are invited to apply for short or long-term research experiences at Wills Eye Hospital. To have a successful research experience, student researchers need to be self-starters, persistent, and team players. The Medical Student Project Criteria listed below provides an outline of the types of research activities that can be accomplished and create a meaningful research experience when working onsite at Wills Eye Hospital within specific timeframes.

1. Student availability: 2-3 hours per week for at least 1 – 3 months

  • Literature Review
  • Clinical shadowing/observation

 

2. Student availability: 4-6 hours a week for at least 3 – 6 months
Proposed tasks:

  • Retrospective Chart Review for a defined project
  • Small Case report
  • Data entry
  • Literature Review

 

3. Student availability: Full-time student researchers including first year medical summer students (6-8 weeks)
and gap year students (10-12 months)

Proposed tasks:

  • Serve as Prospective study staff (study-dependent)
  • Retrospective Chart Review
  • Data entry
  • Literature Review
  • Contribute to IRB submission
  • Draft study forms

 

If you are interested in participating in research at Wills Eye, please download and complete the application form and email it to Danielle Trappanese PhD at dtrappanese@willseye.org.

For information on research fellowships, please visit https://www.willseye.org/education/fellowships/ to view the requirements and contact information for each subspecialty.