The International Scholar Program (ISP) is temporarily unavailable. Please check back for availability as we hope to see you at Wills Eye Hospital.
The Wills Eye experience touches every corner of the globe. We are excited to share our world class eye curing institute with you through our expert physicians teaching overseas, physicians from around the globe visiting the Wills Eye Hospital, and our web-based educational resources.
Please note that there is a $1,500 application fee.
Become a Wills International Scholar
The Wills International Scholars program offers international medical graduates a structured opportunity to observe clinical ophthalmology and eye blindness under the guidance of Wills Eye experts. Only doctors of medicine are currently accepted for the program (e.g., MD, MBBS, MB, BMBS or equivalent).
These observer-ships are generally one month in length during the academic year (generally unavailable in July and August). This experience does not involve direct patient care or contact. Scholars are invited to attend Wills Eye lectures and presentations as well as other educational opportunities during their stay. Please take a moment to review the International Scholars Program Application Requirements. Each applicant will also be required to submit a Volunteer/International Visitor immunization Documentation form.
As a Wills International Scholar, physicians may concentrate on one ophthalmic specialty or rotate through the following sub-specialties: Cornea, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Genetics, and Retina.