M.D. Program

Academic Calendar (Pre-Clerkship Phase)

*** Please note that dates shown here may be subject to change. *** 

Last updated @ 9:00 am on 6/28/2021  

NOTE: The listing below shows institutional holidays and winter and spring breaks during the year when sessions are not held. We also list other religious and cultural Holy Days that we know many students celebrate/observe. We make every effort to minimize required sessions on those days, but this is not always possible. Students who celebrate/observe any of these Holy Days, or others that might not be shown, should contact the appropriate course director as far in advance as possible and request to be excused from the required session. The course director might require you to complete an alternative assignment. 


Fall - Winter 2021 
Orientation for Class of 2025 students August 8 - 15
Curriculum for Class of 2025 students begins August 9
Orientation for Class of 2024 students August 10
Curriculum for Class of 2024 students begins August 11
Labor Day - No sessions September 6
Rosh Hashana - No sessions September 7 - 8
Yom Kippur - No sessions September 16
Sukkot - No sessions September 21 - 22
Shemini Atzeret - No sessions September 28
Simchat Torah - No sessions September 29
First day of Diwali - Required sessions minimized November 4
Thanksgiving - No sessions November 24 - 26
Winter break - No sessions December 23 - January 2

Winter - Spring 2022 
Sessions resume for Class of 2024 and Class of 2025 students January 3
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No sessions January 17
Lunar New Year - Required sessions minimized February 1
Last day of required sessions for Class of 2024 students February 11
Transition to Clerkship begins for Class of 2024 students February 14
President's Day - No sessions February 21
Purim - Required sesssions minimized March 17
No sessions for Class of 2025 students April 18 - 22
Eid al-Fitr - Required sessions minimized May 2
Memorial Day - No sessions May 30
Last day of required sessions for Class of 2025 students June 3
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