Thomas Duane Ophthalmology Society

The Thomas Duane Ophthalmology Society (TDOS) at Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) at Thomas Jefferson University is dedicated to promoting interest in the medical specialty of ophthalmology through lectures and interactive programming for the Jefferson Community. We are also committed to volunteerism, and connect SKMC students with our community partners through ophthalmology-related volunteer opportunities, including Give Kids Sight Day and visions screenings at JeffHOPE clinics.

A central goal of TDOS is to support student engagement with educational opportunities in ophthalmology. Our annual introductory talk, hosted by Dr. Bruce Markovitz, aims to raise awareness and promote interest in the field and its subspecialties. With the support of Wills Eye Hospital, we also host an annual resident-run slit lamp workshop for SKMC students and organize panel discussions with physicians.

To strengthen the unique connection between Wills Eye Hospital faculty and Thomas Jefferson students, we have included new additions to the TDOS programming, including monthly journal clubs. Finally, the creation of this journal, inSIGHT, has offered students a hands-on opportunity to write about and directly engage with ophthalmology research and developments under the close mentorship of a Wills Eye physician.