Program Culture

An Unparalleled Experience

  • Experience Baltimore

    Called “Charm City” for a reason, Baltimore is a place that has a little something for everybody.

  • Wellness Benefits

    Learn more about the benefits offered by Johns Hopkins and the Wilmer Eye Institute for your well-being


Video Tours and More

Ophthalmology Residency Tour

Johns Hopkins Medicine Virtual Tour

Baltimore Virtual Tour

Wilmer Glaucoma Specialist - The Resident Experience


Photo Gallery - Life as a Wilmer Resident

Wilmer residents eating dinner at a local restaurant
Residents at Wilmer's annual holiday party in M&T Bank Stadium
halloween at Wilmer
Wilmer residents at Women in Ophthalmology conference
Wilmer residents performing research training
Wilmer residents celebrating a birthday in the Portrait Room
Wilmer residents huddle in the hallway at the Wilmer Eye Institute
Wilmer residents gather before surgical training
Sweater party with Wilmer residents
Wilmer residents eating ice cream at local shop
Wilmer residents and staff eating lunch in Portrait Room
Wilmer residents hold up Refraction university certificates
Wilmer residents in front of Baltimore city skyline
Residents enjoying free time at local outdoor bar

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Wellness at Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins values and is committed to supporting the well-being of our students, residents, and ACGME fellows. For more information visit the Wellness at Johns Hopkins website.

Physical Health

As a resident you are afforded a free gym membership at the following Johns Hopkins gyms:

Mental Health

  • Johns Hopkins Employee Assistance Program - JHU employees and their household family members have free 24/7 access to confidential counseling and referral services for help with stress at work or at home, emotional distress, a difficult life transition, or other challenges.
  • The RISE (Resilience in Stressful Events) Team - RISE provides confidential peer-to-peer support to Johns Hopkins Hospital employees who have experienced a stressful, patient-related incident. PING "RISE Team" or call 410-283-3953.
  • Mental Health Services - A part of the services available to School of Medicine students and Johns Hopkins housestaff and post-doctoral fellows, Mental Health Services provides treatment for mental health conditions.
  • Benefits for Residents and ACGME Fellows
  • Pregnancy and Parenting - Whether you’re having a baby, raising a child, or caring for an aging relative, Johns Hopkins University Human Resources have resources for you, from lactation support, to adoption assistance, to help finding—and paying for—child care and eldercare.

Additional Wilmer Benefits

For information regarding salary and benefits, please visit the GME for residents and clinical fellows.

Other benefits that come with residency at Wilmer include:

  • Inscribed lenses and loupes
  • $1000 educational fund annually
  • Food stipend when on call ("Dome" pass)
  • Half day given every 6 months for doctor's or dental appointment (wellness day)
  • Stipend for international travel for PGY-4's during elective
  • A total of four weeks (20 days) vacation each year with flexible scheduling
  • Two meeting days allotted each year to attend conferences 
  • Unlimited meeting days to attend conferences as a presenter
  • Stipend for international travel for PGY-4's during elective