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College of Medicine / School of Graduate Studies Calendar 2018–19

The dates for F1 and F2 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.

Spring 2018 Semester  
Mon. Apr. 2 — pr 6 Transition to Clerkship — Class of 2020
Mon. Apr. 9 Core Year (MS3) Block I Begins
Fall 2018 Semester  
Mon. July 2 — Fri. July 6 Core Clinical Year (MS3) Vacation
Mon. July 2 Fall Semester Begins Advanced Clinical Year (MS4) & Registration/Payment Deadline
Mon. July 9 First Day of Brooklyn Free Clinic/Pre-Arranged Special Clinical Experiences for Fall 2018
Mon. July 9 Core Year (MS3) Block II Begins & Registration/Payment Deadline
Fri. Jul 20 Last Day to Apply for New York State Residency for Fall 2018 semester Foundation years
Mon. Aug. 6 Orientation begins for Foundations 1 (Class of 2022)
Mon. Aug. 13 Unit 1 begins (Foundations 1) and Unit 5 begins (Foundations 2) & Registration/Payment Deadline
Mon. Aug. 27 Graduate School Registration Period Begins
Mon. Sept. 3* Labor Day — No Classes®
Tues. Sept. 4 Graduate School Classes Begin
Fri. Sept. 7 Graduate School Registration Period Ends
Mon/Tues. Sept. 10/11 Rosh Hashanah — Classes Meet^
Wed. Sept. 19 Yom Kippur (Begins at Sundown on 9/18)
Mon. Oct. 1 Unit 1 Assessment and Integration Week (Foundations 1)
Mon. Oct. 1 Core Year (MS3) Block III Begins
Mon. Oct. 8 Columbus Day — No Classes®
Tues. Oct. 9 Unit 2 Begins (Foundations 1)
Mon. Nov. 5 Unit 5 Assessment and Integration Week (Foundations 2)
Tues. Nov. 6 Election Day — Classes Meet (Medical School) — No Classes (Graduate School)
Mon. Nov. 12 Veterans' Day — All COM Classes Meet
No Classes (Graduate School)
(Administrative Offices will be closed)
Mon. Nov. 12 Unit 6 Begins (Foundations 2)
Fri. Nov. 16 Spring 2019 Registration Information e-mailed to Returning Students
Thur/Fri.Nov. 22/23 Thanksgiving Holiday — No Classes®
Tues. Dec. 4 Last Day to Apply for New York State Residency for Spring 2019 semester (All students)
Mon. Dec. 17 Unit 2 Assessment and Integration Week (Foundations 1)
Wed. Dec. 19 Deadline to Submit Fall Semester Grades to Registrar: Foundation years (Units 1 & 5)
Fri. Dec. 21 Graduate School Semester ends
Mon. Dec.24 — Fri. Jan 4, 2019
Mon. Dec. 24 — Tue. Jan 1, 2019
Mon. Dec. 24 — Fri. Jan 4, 2019
Winter Break Foundations 1
Winter Break Foundations 2
Core Clinical Year (MS3) Vacation
Spring 2019 Semester  
Wed. Jan. 2 Unit 6 continues (Foundations 2)
Registration & Payment Deadline. (Foundations 2)
Mon. Jan. 7 Graduate School Registration Period and Spring Semester Classes Begins
Mon. Jan 7 Core Year (MS3) Block IV Begins
Registration & Payment Deadline
Mon. Jan. 7 Unit 3 Begins (Foundations 1)
Registration & Payment Deadline
Wed. Jan. 16 Deadline to Submit Fall Semester Grades to Registrar: Foundation years (Unit 2)
Mon. Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday Observed — No Classes®
Fri. Jan. 25 Last Day to file for May 2019 Graduation
Mon. Jan. 28 — Fri. Feb 8, 2019 Unit 6 Assessment & Gateway 2 Integration weeks (Foundations 2)
Mon. Feb. 11 Start Foundations 2 Study and Take USMLE Step 1 (6 weeks + 1 week Vacation)
Mon. Feb. 18 Presidents' Day Observed — No Classes®,  
Fri. Mar. 15 Class of 2019 Residency Match Day
Mon. Mar. 18 Unit 3 Assessment & Integration week (Foundations 1)
Mon. Mar. 25 Unit 4 Begins (Foundations 1)
Mon. Apr. 1 Class of 2020 begins Advanced Clinical Work
Mon. Apr. 1 Transition to Clerkships — Class of 2021
Mon. Apr. 8 CORE YEAR Clerkships Begin — Class of 2021
Fri. Apr. 19 Good Friday^
Sat. Apr. 20 Passover Begins
Mon. Apr. 22 — pr. 26, 2019 Spring Break (Foundations 1)
Tues. May 21 Commencement — Class of 2019
Mon. May 27 Memorial Day Observed — Holiday (No Classes®)
Thur. June 6 — Fri. June 14, 2019 Unit 4 and Gateway 1 Assessment Weeks (Foundations 1)
Wed. June 12 Last Day to Apply for New York State Residency for Fall 2019 for Core Clinical Years (MS3)
Mon. June 17 Foundations 1 — Summer Break (minimum 8 weeks) 6/17/2019 – 8/09/2019
Fri. June 28 Last Day for Brooklyn Free Clinic/Pre-Arranged Special Clinical Experiences for Spring 2019
Fall 2019 Semester  
Mon. July 1 First Day for Brooklyn Free Clinic/Pre Arranged Clinical Experiences for Fall 2019
Fri. July 26 Last Day to Apply for New York State Residency for Fall 2019 for Foundations Year 2
Mon. Aug. 5 Orientation begins for Foundations 1 (Class of 2023)
Mon. Aug. 12 Unit 1 begins (Foundations 1 — Class of 2023) and Unit 5 begins (Foundations 2 — Class of 2022) & Registration/Payment Deadline

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 2018-19 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 2018–19 Calendar is tentative and is generally not finalized until September due to curriculum adjustments.