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.

Residency Curriculum PGY3



Wills Eye Residency Curriculum - PGY3


Your second year as an ophthalmology resident is seen as a time to perfect your clinical skills, gain efficiency, and solidify your knowledge base.

Wills ER Days (6 weeks) – It’s your time to shine and run the show in the Wills Eye ER! You are in charge of two first year residents, two or three ophthalmic nurses, and the day-to-day and moment-to-moment management of one of our busiest clinical environments.

Wills ER Night Float (1 week blocks, ~6 weeks total) – Time for you to exercise your experience and tackle some tough cases on your own. Never fear, you have 24/7 consult service from every subspecialty.

In-Patient Ophthalmology Service and Consults (6 weeks) – You will see consults at TJUH from all services, and work with the on-call fellows from each subspecialty to provide care to these complex and systemically ill patients. Diagnoses can include: trauma, orbital fracture, CMV retinitis, orbital and facial tumors, panuveitis, endophthalmitis and more.

Cataract Surgery – It is here. It’s what you’ve been waiting for. As a second-year resident, you perform between 12-16 primary cataract surgeries from incision to case close.

Other Clinical Rotations: As a second-year resident, you return to subspecialty clinics, but this time with upper-year expertise. You are fine-tuning your knowledge and bridging the gaps from your basic introduction last year, to the finer nuances and management considerations of a more seasoned ophthalmologist. Rotations include:

  • CPEC (6 weeks)
  • Glaucoma (6 weeks, 
including 30-40 lasers)
  • Cornea (6 weeks)
  • Retina (3 weeks with laser and injection clinic)
  • Oculoplastics (6 weeks)
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology (6 weeks)