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College of Medicine / School of Graduate Studies Calendar 2017–18

The dates for MS I and MS II are tentative and generally not finalized until September due to curriculum adjustments. Please check Curriculum (Class) Charts for curriculum & class schedule information pertaining to the first two years.

Fall 2017 Semester  
Sat. July 1 – Sun. July 9 Core Clinical Year (MS3) Vacation
Mon. July 3 Fall Semester Begins Advanced Clinical Year (MS4) & Registration/Payment Deadline
Wed. July 5 First Day of Brooklyn Free Clinic/Pre-Arranged Special Clinical Experiences for Fall 2017
Mon. July 10 Core Year (MS3) Block II Begins & Registration/Payment Deadline
Fri. Jul 21 Last Day to Apply for New York State Residency for Fall 2017 semester (F1 & F2 Students)
Mon. Aug. 7 Orientation begins for Foundations 1 (Class of 2021)
Mon. Aug. 14 Unit 1 begins (Foundations 1) and Unit 5 begins (Foundations 2) & Registration/Payment Deadline
Mon. Aug. 28 Graduate School Registration Period Begins
Mon. Sept. 4* Labor Day - No Classes ®
Tues. Sept. 5 Graduate School Classes Begin
Fri. Sept. 8 Graduate School Registration Period Ends
Wed/Thur. Sept. 20/21 Rosh Hashanah - Classes Meet ^
Fri. Sept. 29 Yom Kippur begins at Sundown
Mon. Oct. 2 Unit 1 Assessment and Integration Week (Foundations 1)
Mon. Oct. 2 Core Year (MS3) Block III Begins
Mon. Oct. 9 Columbus Day - No Classes ®
Tues. Oct. 10 Unit 2 Begins (Foundations 1)
Mon. Nov. 6 Unit 5 Assessment and Integration Week (Foundations 2)
Tues. Nov. 7 Election Day - Classes Meet (Medical School) - No Classes (Graduate School)
Fri. Nov. 10 Veterans' Day — All COM Classes Meet
No Classes (Graduate School)
(Administrative Offices will be closed)
Mon. Nov. 13 Unit 6 Begins (Foundations 2)
Fri. Nov. 17 Spring 2018 Registration Information e-mailed to Returning Students
Thur/Fri.Nov. 23/24 Thanksgiving Holiday — No Classes ®
Tues. Dec. 5 Last Day to Apply for New York State Residency for Spring 2018 semester (All students)
Mon. Dec. 18 Unit 2 Assessment and Integration Week (Foundations 1)
Wed. Dec. 20 Deadline to Submit Fall Semester Grades to Registrar (Foundations Units 1, 2 & 5)
Wed. Dec. 20 Graduate School Semester ends
Mon. Dec, 25 – Mon. Jan. 1, 2018 Core Clinical Year (MS3) Vacation
Mon. Dec.25 – Fri, Jan 5, 2018
Mon. Dec. 25 – Mon. Jan 1, 2018
Winter Break Foundations 1
Winter Break Foundations 2
Spring 2018 Semester  
Tues. Jan. 2 Unit 6 continues (Foundations 2)
Registration & Payment Deadline. (Foundations 2)
Graduate School Registration Period Begins
Tues. Jan. 2 Core Year (MS3) Block IV Begins
Mon. Jan. 8 Unit 3 Begins (Foundations 1)
Mon. Jan. 8 Graduate School Spring Semester Classes Begin
Mon. Jan. 15 Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday Observed – No Classes ®
Fri. Jan. 26 Last Day to file for May 2018 Graduation
Mon. Jan. 29 Unit 6 Assessment & Integration week
Mon. Feb. 5 Gateway 2 Week (Foundations 2)
Mon. Feb. 12 Start Foundations 2 Study and Take USMLE Step 1 (6 study weeks + 1 week Vac)
Mon. Feb. 19 Presidents' Day Observed - No Classes ®
Fri. Mar. 16 Class of 2018 Residency Match Day
Mon. Mar. 19 Unit 3 Assessment & Integration week (Foundations 1)
Mon. Mar. 26 Spring Break (Foundations 1)
Fri. Mar. 30 Good Friday^
Fri. Mar. 30 Passover Begins at Sundown^
Mon. Apr. 2 Unit 4 Begins (Foundations 1)
Mon. Apr. 2 Transition to Clerkships Class of 2020
Mon. Apr. 2 Class of 2019 begins Advanced Clinical Work
Mon. Apr. 9 CORE YEAR Clerkships Begin Class of 2020
Sat. Apr. 7 Passover Ends^
Tues. May 22 Commencement - Class of 2018
Mon. May 28 Memorial Day Observed – Holiday (No Classes ®)
Thur. June 7 Unit 4 and Gateway 1 Assessment Week (Foundations 1)
Wed. June 13 Last Day to Apply for New York State Residency for Fall 2019 for Core Clinical Years (MS3)
Mon. June 18 Foundations 1 - Summer Break (minimum 8 weeks) 6/16/2018-8/10/2018
Fri. June 29 Last Day for Brooklyn Free Clinic/Pre-Arranged Special Clinical Experiences for Spring 2018
Fall 2018 Semester  
Mon. July 2 First Day for Brooklyn Free Clinic/Pre Arranged Clinical Experiences for Spring 2018
Fri. July 27 Last Day to Apply for New York State Residency for Fall 2020 for Foundations Year 2
Mon. Aug. 13 Unit 5 Begins (Foundations 2 – Class of 2021)

 

Notes:

^ Per New York State Education Law, Section 224-a: "Any student in an institution of higher education who is unable, because of religious beliefs, to attend classes on particular day or days shall, because of such absence on the particular day or days, be excused from any examinations or any study or work assignments. " All missed work must be made up at the discretion of the faculty.

Students should contact faculty well in advance to taking time off, including for religious holidays. Arrangements must be made for making up academic work missed.

Holidays in Clinical Years

® Students in clinical courses should check with appropriate departments regarding time off.  All 3rd and 4th year students will be expected to adhere to the holiday schedules of the department (and hospital site) to which they are assigned.  Fourth year students completing subinternships will have clinical obligations which may extend throughout vacation periods. Refer to the 2017-18 Course Catalog on the web for curriculum information pertaining to the Clinical Years.

* The Emergency Medicine Clerkship always begins on a Monday, even on a holiday.

The 2017 – 2018 Calendar is tentative and is generally not finalized until September due to curriculum adjustments.