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College of Medicine / School of Graduate Studies Calendar 2020–2021

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.

Fall 2020 Semester

Mon. June 29 – Fri. July 3

Core Clinical Year (MS3) Vacation

Mon. July 6

Fall Semester Begins Advanced Clinical Year (MS4) & Registration/Payment Deadline

Mon. July 6

First Day of Brooklyn Free Clinic/Pre-Arranged Special Clinical Experiences for Fall 2020

Mon. July 6

Core Year (MS3) Block I Begins & Registration/Payment Deadline (10 weeks)

Wed. July 8

Clinical Students Return to the Wards (post COVID lock down)

Fri. Jul 17

Last Day to Apply for New York State Residency for Fall 2020 semester Foundation years

Fri. July 31

Eid al-Adha. (Begins at Sundown on 7/30)

Mon. Aug. 3

Orientation begins for Foundations 1 (Class of 2024)

Mon. Aug. 10

Unit 1 begins (Foundations 1) and Unit 5 begins (Foundations 2) & Registration/Payment Deadline

Mon. Aug. 24

Graduate School Registration Period Begins

Mon. Sept. 7*

Labor Day - No Classes®

Tues. Sept. 8

Graduate School Classes Begin

Fri. Sept. 11

Graduate School Registration Period Ends

Mon. Sept. 14

Core Year (MS3) Block 2 Begins. (10 weeks)

Sat. Sept. 19

Rosh Hashanah - Classes Meet^ (Begins at Sundown on 9/18)

Mon. Sept. 28

Yom Kippur (Begins at Sundown on 9/27)

Mon. Sept. 28-Fri Oct 2

Unit 1 Assessment and Integration Week (Foundations 1)

Mon. Oct. 5

Unit 2 Begins (Foundations 1)

Mon. Oct. 12

Columbus Day - No Classes®

Mon. Nov. 2

Unit 5 Assessment and Integration Week (Foundations 2)

Tues. Nov. 3

Election Day - Classes Meet (Medical School) - No Classes (Graduate School)

Mon. Nov. 9

Unit 6 Begins (Foundations 2)

Wed. Nov. 11

Veterans’ Day – All COM Classes Meet
No Classes (Graduate School)
(Administrative Offices will be closed)

Fri. Nov. 13

Spring 2021 Registration Information e-mailed to Returning Students

Mon. Nov 23

Core Year (MS3) Block 3 Begins. (10 weeks)

Thur./Fri. Nov. 26/27

Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes®

Tues. Dec. 1

Last Day to Apply for New York State Residency for Spring 2021 semester (All students)

Mon. Dec.14-Fri Dec. 18

Unit 2 Assessment and Integration Week (Foundations 1)

Thur. Dec. 17

Deadline to Submit Fall Semester Grades to Registrar: Foundation years (Units 1 & 5)

Fri. Dec. 18

Graduate School Semester ends

Thur. Dec. 24

Advanced Clinical Year (MS4) Semester ends

Mon. Dec.21 – Fri. Jan 1, 2021

Winter Break Foundations 1

Winter Break Foundations 2

Fri. Dec 25 – Fri. Jan. 1, 2021

Advanced Year (MS4) Vacation

Spring 2021 Semester

Mon. Jan. 4

Graduate School Registration Period for Spring Semester Begins

Mon. Jan. 4

Unit 3 Begins (Foundations 1), Unit 6 continues (Foundations 2) 

Registration & Payment Deadline

Mon. Jan. 4

Advanced Clinical Year (MS4) Spring Semester Begins

Registration & Payment Deadline for Core Yr (MS3) & Advanced Yr (MS4) for Spring semester

Mon. Jan. 11

Graduate School Spring Semester Classes Begin

Fri. Jan. 15

Graduate School Registration Period for Spring Semester Ends

Mon. Jan. 18

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Observed – No Classes®

Wed. Jan. 20

Deadline to Submit Fall Semester Grades to Registrar: Foundation years (Unit 2)

TBA

Last Day to file for May 2021 Graduation

Mon. Feb 1 – Fri. Feb 12, 2021

Unit 6 Assessment & Gateway 2 Integration weeks (Foundations 2)

Mon. Feb 1

Core Year (MS3) Block 4 Begins. (10 weeks)

Mon. Feb. 15

Start Foundations 2 Study and Take USMLE Step 1 (6 weeks + 1 week Vacation)

Mon. Feb. 15

Presidents’ Day Observed - No Classes®,

Mon. Mar. 15

Unit 3 Assessment & Integration week (Foundations 1)

Fri. Mar. 19

Class of 2021 Residency Match Day

Mon. Mar. 22

Unit 4 Begins (Foundations 1)

Sat. Mar. 27

Passover (Begins at sundown)

Sat. Apr. 3

Passover Ends

Mon. Apr 5 – Fri Apr 9

Transition to Clerkships – Class of 2023

Mon. Apr. 12

Class of 2022 begins Advanced Clinical Work

Mon. Apr. 12

CORE YEAR Clerkships Begin – Class of 2023 (Block I)

Mon. Apr. 12

1st day of Ramadan begins at sundown

Fri. May 7

Graduate School Last Day of Classes

Tues. May 11

Ramadan Ends

Wed. May 12 – Thur. May 13

Eid al-Fitr (begins at sundown 5/11)

Tue. May 25 – Wed. May 26

Commencement – SOHP/Nursing 

Commencement – COM/SGS/SPH

Mon. May 31

Memorial Day Observed – Holiday (No Classes®)

Thur. June 3 – Fri. June 11

Unit 4 and Gateway 1 Assessment Weeks (Foundations 1)

Wed. June 9

Last Day to Apply for New York State Residency for Fall 2021 for Core Clinical Years (MS3)

Mon. June 14

Foundations 1 - Summer Break (minimum 8 weeks) 6/14/2021 – 8/09/2021

Fri. June 26

Last Day for Brooklyn Free Clinic/Pre-Arranged Special Clinical Experiences for Spring 2022

Fri. July 2

Core Year (MS 3) semester ends

Fall 2021 Semester

Mon. July 5

First Day for Brooklyn Free Clinic/Pre-Arranged Clinical Experiences for Fall 2021

Mon. July 5

Advanced Clinical Year (MS4) Begins (Registration & Payment Deadline)

Mon. July 12

Core Year (MS3) Block II Begins (Registration & Payment Deadline)

Fri. July 23

Last Day to Apply for New York State Residency for Fall 2020 for Foundations Year 2

Mon. Aug. 2

Orientation begins for Foundations 1 (Class of 2025)

Mon. Aug. 9

Unit 1 begins (Foundations 1 – Class of 2025) and Unit 5 begins (Foundations 2 – Class of 2024) & 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 2020-21 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 2020–21 Calendar is tentative and is generally not finalized until September due to curriculum adjustments.