Department of Ophthalmology
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.
Wills Eye Residency Program at Jefferson
Wills Eye Hospital serves as the Department of Ophthalmology for Sidney Kimmel Medical College. Jefferson Health is the sixth largest medical system in the country, and its many professional schools, huge clinical volume, and academic and research breadth contribute tremendously to opportunities for our eye residents.