Wills Eye Hospital is one of the first training programs for residents in Ophthalmology in the country. Currently the first year class admits eight residents. The residency consists of rotations in all the various subspecialties, under the supervision of the attending staff. They also serve in the consult service at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
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.