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MD Program Academic Calendar

View Full Academic Calendar 2015/2016

All dates are subject to change.

Year 1 Interdisciplinary Foundations of Medicine (IFM)

Activity/Event

Date(s)/Time

Independence Day Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
Jul 3-6, 2015
  - classes resume on Mon
IFM Classes Begin Aug 10, 2015 at 9 a.m.
Orientation for IFM and PIL - MANDATORY Aug 3-7, 2015
White Coat Ceremony Aug 7, 2015
Advisory Meeting – MANDATORY Aug 24, 2015 at 4-5:30 p.m. OR
Aug 25, 2015 at 4-5:30 p.m.
 - will be assigned date by society
Labor Day Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
Sept 4 at 5 p.m. - Sept 8, 2015
 - classes resume on Tues
Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 24 at 12 p.m. - Nov 30, 2015 at 9 a.m.
 - classes resume on Mon
Winter Break Dec 17, 2015 at 1 p.m. - Jan 4, 2016 at 9 a.m.
 - classes resume on Mon
Clinical Site Fair & Year 3 Lottery Panel Discussion Jan 5, 2016 at 4:30-7 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
Jan 18, 2016
 - classes/clerkships resume on Tues
Advisory Meeting – MANDATORY Jan 25, 2016 at 4-5:30 p.m. OR
Jan 26, 2016 at 4-5:30 p.m.
 - will be assigned date by society
Spring Break Mar 25 at 12 p.m. - Apr 4, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.
 - classes resume on Mon
Memorial Day Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
May 27 at 5 p.m. - May 31, 2016
 - classes/clerkships resume on Tues
Year 1 IFM Last Day May 27, 2016

Year 2 Interdisciplinary Foundations of Medicine (IFM)

Activity/Event

Date(s)/Time

Independence Day Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
July 3- 6, 2015
 - classes resume on Mon
IFM Classes Begin Aug 10, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.
Labor Day Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
Sept 4 at 5 p.m. - Sept 8, 2015
 - classes resume on Tues
Advisory Meeting – MANDATORY Sept 9, 2015 at 4-5:30 p.m. OR
Sept 10, 2015 at 4-5:30 p.m.
 - will be assigned date by society
Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 24 at 1 p.m. - Nov 30, 2015 at 11 a.m.
 - classes resume on Mon
Winter Break Dec 18, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. - Jan 4, 2016 at 10 a.m.
 - classes resume on Mon
Clinical Site Fair & Year 3 Lottery Panel Discussion Jan 5, 2016 at 4:30-7 p.m.
Advisory Meeting - MANDATORY Jan 12, 2016 at 4-5:30 p.m. OR
Jan 13, 2016 at 4-5:30 p.m.
 - will be assigned date by society
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
Jan 18, 2016
 - classes/clerkships resume on Tues
Spring Break Mar 18, 2016 at 5 p.m. - Mar 28, 2016 at 9 a.m.
 - classes resume on Mon
Memorial Day Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
May 27 at 5 p.m. - May 31, 2016
 - classes/clerkships resume on Tues
USMLE Step 1 Self Study Jun 17, 2016
Class of 2018: Transition to Clinician I – Transition to the Clinical Years - MANDATORY June 20 - July 1, 2016

Year 1 Program for Integrated Learning (PIL)

Activity/Event

Date(s)/Time

Independence Day Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
July 3-6, 2015
 - classes resume on Mon
PIL Classes Begin Aug 10, 2015 at 8 a.m.
Orientation for IFM and PIL - MANDATORY Aug 3-7, 2015 (Mon-Fri)
White Coat Ceremony Aug 7, 2015
Advisory Meeting – MANDATORY Aug 24, 2015 at 4-5:30 p.m. OR
Aug 25, 2015 at 4-5:30 p.m.
 - will be assigned date by society
Labor Day Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
Sept 4 at 5 p.m. - Sept 8, 2015
 - classes resume on Tues
Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 23 at 3 p.m. - Nov 30, 2015 at 9 a.m.
 - classes resume on Mon
Winter Break Dec 18, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. - Jan 4, 2016 at 9 a.m.
 - classes resume on Mon
Clinical Site Fair & Year 3 Lottery Panel Discussion Jan 5, 2016 at 4:30-7 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
Jan 18, 2016
 - classes/clerkships resume on Tues
Advisory Meeting – MANDATORY Jan 25, 2016 at 4-5:30 p.m. OR
Jan 26, 2016 at 4-5:30 p.m.
 - will be assigned date by society
Spring Break Mar 4 at 3 p.m. - Mar 14, 2016 at 9 a.m.
 - classes resume on Mon
Memorial Day Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
May 27 at 5 p.m. - May 31, 2016
 - classes/clerkships resume on Tues
Year 1 PIL Last Day Jun 10, 2016

Year 2 Program for Integrated Learning (PIL)

Activity/Event

Date(s)/Time

Independence Day Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
July 3-6, 2015
 - classes resume on Mon
PIL Classes Begin Aug 10, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.
Labor Day Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
Sept 4 at 5:00 p.m. - Sept 8, 2015
 - classes resume on Tues
Advisory Meeting – MANDATORY Sept 9, 2015 at 4-5:30 p.m. OR
Sept 10, 2015 at 4-5:30 p.m.
 - will be assigned date by society
Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 20 at 3 p.m. - Nov 30, 2015 at 3 p.m.
 - classes resume on Mon
Winter Break Dec 17, 2015 at 4 p.m. - Jan 4, 2016 at 1 p.m.
 - classes resume on Mon
Clinical Site Fair & Year 3 Lottery Panel Discussion Jan 5, 2016 at 4:30-7 p.m.
Advisory Meeting - MANDATORY Jan 12, 2016 at 4-5:30 p.m. OR
Jan 13, 2016 at 4-5:30 p.m.
 - will be assigned date by society
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
Jan 18, 2016
 - classes/clerkships resume on Tues
Spring Break Mar 17 at 2:30 p.m. - Mar 28, 2016 at 1 p.m.
 - classes resume on Mon
Memorial Day Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
May 27 at 5 p.m. - May 31, 2016
 - classes/clerkships resume on Tues
USMLE Step 1 Self Study Ends Jun 17, 2016
Class of 2018: Transition to Clinician I – Transition to the Clinical Years - MANDATORY Jun 20 - Jul 1, 2016

Year 3

Activity/Event

Date(s)/Time

Transition to Clinician I – Transition to the Clinical Years (Class of 2017) - MANDATORY June 22 - July 2, 2015
Independence Day Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
July 3-6, 2015
 - classes resume on Mon
Block 1 July 6 - Aug 14, 2015
Block 2 Aug 17 - Sept 25, 2015
Labor Day Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
Sept 4 at 5 p.m. - Sept 8, 2015
 - classes resume on Tues
Block 3 Sept 28 - Nov 6, 2015
Online Professional Formation Groups Sept 9, 2015 at 5:30-6:30 p.m. OR
Sept 10, 2015 at 5:30-6:30 p.m. OR
Oct 20, 2015 at 5-6 p.m. OR
Oct 21, 2015 at 5-6 p.m.
 - will be assigned date
Block 4 Nov 9 - Dec 18, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 25 at 5 p.m. - Nov 30, 2015
 - classes resume on Mon
Online Professional Formation Groups Dec 1, 2015 at 5-6 p.m. OR
Dec 2, 2015 at 5-6 p.m.
 - will be assigned date
Winter Break Dec 19, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016
 - classes resume on Mon
Block 5 Jan 4 - Feb 12, 2016
Clinical Site Fair & Year 3 Lottery Panel Discussion Jan 5, 2016 at 4:30-7 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
Jan 18, 2016
 - classes/clerkships resume on Tues
Online Professional Formation Groups Jan 19, 2016 at 4 OR 5 p.m. OR
Jan 20, 2016 at 4 OR 5 p.m.
 - will be assigned date and time
Class Meeting – Class of 2017 - MANDATORY Feb 2, 2016 at 3–7 p.m.
 - date/time subject to change
Class Meeting – Class of 2017 - MANDATORY Feb 12, 2016 at 3:30–7 p.m.
 - date/time subject to change
Block 6 Feb 15 - Mar 25, 2016
Block 7 Mar 28 - May 6, 2016
Senior Day Class of 2017 - MANDATORY Apr 4, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Block 8 May 9 - June 17, 2016
Memorial Day Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
May 27 at 5 p.m. - May 31, 2016
 - classes/clerkships resume on Tues

Year 4

Activity/Event

Date(s)/Time

Block 1 Early Start - Class of 2016 June 22, 2015
Independence Day Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
July 3-6, 2015
 - classes resume on Mon
Block 1 July 6-31, 2015
Block 2 Aug 3-28, 2015
Block 3 Aug 31 - Sept 25, 2015
Labor Day Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
Sept 4 at 5 p.m. - Sept 8, 2015
 - classes resume on Tues
Block 4 Sept 28 - Oct 23, 2015
Block 5 Oct 26 - Nov 20, 2015
Block 6 Nov 23 - Dec 18, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 25 at 5 p.m. - Nov 30, 2015
 - classes resume on Mon
Winter Break Dec 19, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016
 - classes resume on Mon
Block 7 Jan 4-29, 2016
Clinical Site Fair & Year 3 Lottery Panel Discussion Jan 5, 2016 at 4:30-7 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
 - all classes/clerkships off
Jan 18, 2016
 - classes/clerkships resume on Tues
Block 8 Feb 1-26, 2016
Block 9a
(2 week rotation only)
Feb 29 - Mar 11, 2016
Block 9b - Transition to Clinician II – Transition to Residency - MANDATORY Mar 14-25, 2016
Match Day Mar 18, 2016
Block 10 Mar 28 - Apr 22, 2016
Block 11 Apr 25 - May 20, 2016
Commencement Class of 2016 May 20, 2016

Notes

44 weeks will be available in the academic calendar for the 2015-16 academic year. Students satisfactorily completing both Transition to Clinician I and Transition to Clinician II will receive 4 weeks credit.

For Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays, vacation begins 5 p.m. Friday. Class resumes on Tuesday morning.

Time away from third year clinical clerkships is not allowed except in the event of illness or emergency. Rarely, there may be a special circumstance that warrants an approved absence. Any absence from 3rd or 4th year clinical rotations must be documented and approval must be obtained prior to missing clinical responsibilities. Absences without prior notification of the Dean for Student Affairs and/or Clerkship Director will be considered as unexcused absences, warranting a Letter of Concern for Unprofessional Behavior and potentially subject to action of the Student Promotions Committee. Students must notify the Dean for Student Affairs if they miss more than two days of a clinical rotation.

Time away from 4th year clinical rotation assignments for the purpose of interviewing for residencies is permitted under the following conditions: a maximum of three days absence in any four week rotation is permitted for residency interviewing during interview season only. The student is responsible for obtaining faculty approval for such absences before they occur per the posted policy with a completed form. A course director has the prerogative to assign make up work for any absence from a clinical rotation even during interviews.

Please refer to the Attendance Section of the Student Handbook for complete details regarding types of absence, reporting requirements, documentation requirements and make-up time expectations.

 
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