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MD Program Academic Calendar

Download Full Academic Calendar 2019-2020

All dates are subject to change. Revised 7/16/2019.

Early start – Block Zero (Class of 2020)

Apr 22, 2019

Year 4: Block 1 begins

May 6, 2019

Class of 2021: USMLE Step 1 Self-Study Period Ends (Deadline to sit for Step 1 exam)

May 12, 2019

Year 3: Class of 2021: Transition to Clinician I – Transition to the Clinical Years - MANDATORY

May 13 - May 24, 2019 (M-F all day) (5/20-5/24, REQUIRED on-site at Queen Lane)

Memorial Day Holiday begins, All Years

Friday, May 24, 2019 (5:00 pm)

All classes/clerkship/rotations resume

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Year 3: Block 1 begins

May 28, 2019

Year 4: Block 1 ends

May 31, 2019

Year 4: Block 2 begins

June 3, 2019

Year 3: Block 1 ends

June 28, 2019

Year 4: Block 2 ends

June 28, 2019

Year 3: Block 2 begins

July 1, 2019

Year 4: Block 3 begins

July 1, 2019

Independence Day Holiday, All Years

Thursday, July 4, 2019 ONLY

Year 4: Block 3 ends

July 26, 2019

Year 4: Block 4 begins

July 29, 2019

Year 3: Block 2 ends

Aug. 2, 2019

Year 3: Block 3 begins

Aug. 5, 2019

Year 1: Classes begin (Class of 2023)

Aug. 5, 2019

Year 1: Orientation Week - MANDATORY

Aug. 5 – Aug 9, 2019 (M-F, all day)

Year 2: Classes begin (Class of 2022) MANDATORY

Aug. 12, 2019 (9:00 am)

Year 3: Professional Formation Group Meeting MANDATORY

Aug. 13 or Aug. 14, 2019 (5:00 pm EST)

All Classes: Dean’s Cup Event

Aug. 16, 2019 (Start time: 2:30 pm )

Year 4: Block 4 ends

Aug. 23, 2019

Year 4: Block 5 begins

Aug. 26, 2019

Labor Day Holiday begins, All Years

Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 (5:00 pm)

All classes/clerkship/rotations resume

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019

Year 3: Block 3 ends

Sept. 6, 2019

Year 3: Block 4 begins

Sept. 9, 2019

Year 1: Advisory Meeting - MANDATORY

Sept. 12, 2019 (5:00 – 6:30 pm)

Year 4: Block 5 ends

Sept. 20, 2019

Year 4: Block 6 begins

Sept. 23, 2019

Year 2: Advisory Meeting - MANDATORY

Sept. 25, 2019 (5:15 – 6:45 pm)

Year 3: Block 4 ends

Oct. 11, 2019

Year 3: Block 5 begins

Oct. 14, 2019

Year 4: Block 6 ends

Oct. 18, 2019

Year 4: Block 7 begins

Oct. 21, 2019

Year 3: Professional Formation Group Meeting MANDATORY

Oct. 29 or Oct. 30, 2019 (5:00 pm EST)

Year 2: Class Meeting - MANDATORY

Nov. 14, 2019 (4:00 – 5:00 pm)

Year 3: Block 5 ends

Nov. 15, 2019

Year 4: Block 7 ends

Nov. 15, 2019

Year 3: Block 6 begins

Nov. 18, 2019

Year 4: Block 8 begins

Nov. 18, 2019

Year 3: Class Meeting – MANDATORY Division of Clinical Education

Nov. 20, 2019 (5:00 pm EST – videoconference)

Year 3: Class Meeting - MANDATORY Office of Student Affairs & Career Advising

Nov. 25, 2019 (5:00 pm EST – videoconference)

Thanksgiving Holiday begins, All Years

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 (5:00 pm)

All classes/clerkships resume

Monday, Dec. 2, 2019

Year 2: Advisory Meeting - MANDATORY

Dec. 5, 2019 (4:00 – 5:30 pm)

Year 1: Clinical Site Fair

Dec. 5, 2019 (5:30 – 7:00 pm)

Year 2: Clinical Site Fair

Dec. 5, 2019 (5:30 – 7:00 pm)

Year 1: Advisory Meeting - MANDATORY

Dec. 11, 2019 (5:00 – 7:00 pm)

Year 4: Block 8 ends

Dec. 13, 2019

Year 4: Winter Break

Dec. 14, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020

Year 3: Block 6 ends

Dec. 20, 2019

Year 3: Winter Break

Dec. 21, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020

Year 1: Winter Break

Dec. 21, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020

Year 2: Winter Break

Dec. 21, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020

Year 1: Classes Resume

Jan. 6, 2020

Year 2: Classes Resume

Jan. 6, 2020

Year 3: Block 7 begins

Jan. 6, 2020

Year 4: Block 9 begins

Jan. 6, 2020

Year 2: Class Meeting – MANDATORY Division of Clinical Education

Jan. 8, 2020 (10:30 – 11:00 am)

Year 3: Class Meeting - Class of 2020 MANDATORY

Jan. 10, 2020 (2:00 – 7:00 pm)

Year 3: Professional Formation Group Meeting MANDATORY

Jan. 14 or Jan. 15, 2020 (5:00 pm EST)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, All Years

Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 ONLY

All classes/clerkships/rotations resume

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020

Year 4: Block 9 ends

Jan. 31, 2020

Year 4: Block 10 begins

Feb. 3, 2020

Year 3: Block 7 ends

Feb. 7, 2020

Year 3: Block 8 begins

Feb. 10, 2020

Year 3: Professional Formation Group Meeting MANDATORY

Feb. 18 or Feb. 19, 2020 (5:00 pm EST)

Year 4: Block 10 ends

Feb. 28, 2020

Year 4: Block 11a begins

Mar. 2, 2020

Year 4: Block 11a ends

Mar. 13, 2020

Year 3: Block 8 ends

Mar. 13, 2020

Year 3: Block 9 begins

Mar. 16, 2020

Year 4: Block 11b: Transition to Clinician II: Transition to Residency. MANDATORY

Mar. 16 - Mar. 27, 2020 (M-F all day)

Year 4: Match Day

Mar. 20, 2020

Year 2: USMLE Self Study Begins (Class of 2022)

Mar. 25, 2020

Year 4: Block 11b ends

Mar. 27, 2020

Year 1: Spring Break begins

Mar. 28, 2020

Year 1: Classes resume

Apr. 6, 2020

Year 4: Block 12 begins

Mar. 30, 2020

Year 3: Senior Day: Class of 2020 – MANDATORY

Mar. 30, 2020 (8:30 am – 4:00 pm) On-site in Philadelphia (except Block 9 AGH & Kaiser students- mandatory attendance by videoconference)

Year 3: Block 9 ends

Apr. 17, 2020

Year 3: Block 10 begins

Apr. 20, 2020

Year 4: Block 12 ends

Apr. 24, 2020

Year 4: Block 13a begins

Apr. 27, 2020

Year 4: Block 13a ends

May 8, 2020

Year 2: USMLE Self Study Ends (Class of 2022)

May 10, 2020 (Final Deadline to sit for USMLE Step 1 exam)

Class of 2022: Transition to Clinician I - Transition to the Clinical Years. MANDATORY

May 11 - 22, 2020 (M-F all day) (5/18 - 5/22, Required on-site at Queen Lane)

Year 4: Commencement week activities (Class of 2020)

May 11-15, 2020

Year 4: Commencement (Class of 2020)

May 15, 2020

Year 1: Classes end (Class of 2023)

May 22, 2020 - Tentative

Year 3: Block 10 ends

May 22, 2020

Memorial Day Holiday begins, All Years

Friday, May 22, 2020 (5:00 pm)

All classes/clerkships resume

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Year 3: Block 1 begins (Class of 2022)

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Year 4: Block 1 begins (Class of 2021)

June 8, 2020

Year 4: Block 1 ends (Class of 2021)

July 3, 2020

Notes

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.

All dates are subject to change. Last updated: 7/14/2019


 
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Office of Admissions
2900 W. Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129
   215.991.8202  |     215.843.1766 (Fax)

 
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