Academic Calendars

Curricular Timeline & Scheduling

Pathways students transition from the Preclerkship phase of the MD program the Principal Clinical Experience (PCE) in the fall of their second year. HST students transition from the Preclerkship phase to the PCE in the spring of their second year. The PCE is comprised of clerkship rotations lasting 4-12 weeks and supplemented by a longitudinal multidisciplinary curriculum that incorporates mentoring, assessment, and ambulatory care experiences. All students are required to complete the 12-week Medicine and Surgery clerkships, the 6-week Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology clerkships, the 4-week Neurology, Psychiatry, and Radiology clerkships, and the longitudinal Primary Care clerkships during this 12-month period. The Office of the Registrar schedules all PCE clerkship rotations for students (see PCE calendars below). During the post-PCE stage of their education (Years 3 and 4), all HMS medical students have the opportunity to schedule advanced clinical electives and are required to take a comprehensive exam (see post-PCE calendars below).

Please note that the calendars are undergoing continuous review and improvement and are subject to change.

2017-18 Calendars

Preclerkship

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – PATHWAYS PRECLERKSHIP CURRICULUM

Cannon, Castle, Holmes, and Peabody Societies

Date Event
YEAR I (2017-18)
July 31, 2017 2017-18 Academic Year I Begins
July 31 – August 4, 2017

Introduction to the Profession (IN555.0)
(Weekdays, 8:00am-5:00pm)

August 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017 Professional Development Orientation
(Wednesdays, 8:00am-5:00pm)
August 7 – November 3, 2017 Foundations (PWY100)
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00am-12:30pm)
Holiday: Labor Day, September 4
September 5 and 8, 2017 Mandatory Basic Life Support Training
(1:00-7:00pm)
Wednesdays, September 6, 2017 – July 25, 2018 Practice of Medicine (POM100)
(Wednesdays 8:00am-5:00pm*; except in January—1:00-5:00pm)
*Some POM sessions may begin earlier than 8:00 a.m. or run later than 5:00 pm. The Developing Physician sessions end at 5:30pm.
Required Interprofessional Education sessions will be held off campus on February 5 and March 5, 5:00-9:00 pm. Please refer to the course schedule for detailed information.
Holiday: Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 9
Columbus Day (Federal)
November 6 – December 8, 2017 Immunity in Defense and Disease (PWY110)
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00am-12:30pm)
*Please note that classes will be held on Veterans Day-observed (Friday, November 10) and a holiday observance will be planned.
Holiday: November 22–24
December 11–15, 2017 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK – 1
(Professional Development Week 1 ends at 12:30pm on Friday, December 15)
December 18, 2017 – January 1, 2018 RECESS
January 2 – 26, 2018 Essentials of the Profession: Evidence, Ethics, Policy, and Social Medicine (PWY120)
(Weekdays, 8:00am-12:30pm)
Holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 15
January 29 – March 30, 2018 Homeostasis I (PWY130)
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00am-12:30pm; Thursdays, 1:30-2:30pm)
Holiday: Presidents Day, February 19
April 2–6, 2018 RECESS
April 9–13, 2018 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK – 2
April 16 – June 22, 2018

Homeostasis II (PWY131)
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00am-12:30pm)

Holiday: Memorial Day, May 28
June 22, 2018 2017-2018 Academic Year I Ends
June 25 – July 6, 2018 RECESS
YEAR II (2018-19)
July 9, 2018 2018-19 Academic Year II Begins
July 9 – August 10, 2018 Mind, Brain and Behavior (PWY140)
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00am-12:30pm)
August 13–17, 2018 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK – 3
August 20 – September 21, 2018 Transition to the Principal Clinical Experience (PWY150)
Holiday: Labor Day, September 3
Thursday, September 20 INTRODUCTION TO THE PCE (HMS-BASED)
Friday, September 21 INTRODUCTION TO THE PCE (SITE-BASED)
September 24, 2018 PCE Begins

Course Directors may make adjustments to daily course schedules prior to start of course. Quiz and midterm exams are held during normal course meeting times. Dates will be posted when determined.

Last updated: October 31, 2017

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – Health Sciences & Technology, PRECLERKSHIP CURRICULUM

London Society

Date Event
YEAR I (2017-18)
July 31, 2017 2017-18 Academic Year I Begins
July 31 - August 4, 2017 Introduction to the Profession  (IN555.0) 
(Weekdays, 8:00am - 5:00pm)
August 7, 2017 HST MD Curriculum Orientation and Ethics Session 
(TMEC 209, 1:00pm - 4:00pm)
August 7 - 30, 2017 Introduction to Biostatistics (HST190) 
(TMEC 209, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:00am - 12:00pm)
August 8 - 31, 2017 Matlab for Medicine (HST015) 
(TMEC 227, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9:00am - 12:00pm)
August 10, 2017 HST RA/Thesis Meeting 
(TMEC 209, 1:00pm - 2:30pm)
September 1 - December 18, 2017 Biochemistry (HST146) 
(TMEC 209. Friday, September 1 - intro; thereafter, Mondays, 9:15am-12:00pm)  
(December 18, 2017 - final)
August 30, 2017 HST Orientation at MIT 
(MIT, E25-117, 3:00pm - 5:00pm)
Holiday: Labor Day, September 4
September 5 - December 20, 2017 Human Pathology (HST030) 
(TMEC 209, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8:30am - 12:30pm) 
(December 20, 2017 - final)
September 6 - December 15, 2017 Cellular and Molecular Immunology (HST175) 
(TMEC 209, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:00am - 12:00pm) 
(December 19, 2017 - final) 
 
Human Functional Anatomy (HST010) 
(TMEC Amphitheater, Lab: TMEC 419, 420, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 1:30pm - 6:00pm) 
(December 15, 2017 - final)
September 12 - October 24, 2017 Genetics in Modern Medicine (HST160) 
(MIT E25-117, Tuesdays, 2:00pm - 5:00pm) 
(October 24, 2017 - final)
Holiday: Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 9
Columbus Day (Federal)
October 31 - December 12, 2017 Molecular Diagnostics and Bioinformatics (HST162)
(TMEC 209, Tuesdays, 2:00pm - 5:00pm)
(no final)
Holiday: Veterans Day, November 10, 2017 *Veterans Day observed. No classes.
Holiday: Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24
December 23, 2017 - January 7, 2018 RECESS
January 2 - 26, 2018

Essentials of the Profession
(Weekdays, 8:00am-12:30pm)

January 8 - February 2, 2018 Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology (HST020)
(TMEC 209, Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, 1:30pm-4:30pm)
(February 2, 2018 - final)
January 9 - February 1, 2018 Principles of Biomedical Imaging (HST164)
(MIT E25-117, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1:30pm-5:30pm)
(February 1, 2018 - final)
January 12 – February 2, 2018 Introduction to the Care of Patients (HST220)
(MIT E23-319, Various, 3:00pm - 5:00pm)
*Please note that students must attend one of four sessions.
Holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 15
February 5 - May 18, 2018

Cardiovascular Pathophysiology (HST090)
(MIT 56-114, Mondays, 8:30am - 12:00pm, Wednesdays, Fridays, 11:00am - 12:30pm)
(May 25, 2018 - final)

February 7 - May 18, 2018

Renal Pathophysiology (HST110)
(TMEC 209, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8:00am - 10:30am, first half of term; reverts to 11:00am - 12:30pm on April 10)
(May 23, 2018 - final)

Respiratory Pathophysiology (HST100)
(TMEC 209, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10:30am - 12:30pm, first half of term; reverts to 9:00am - 11:00am on April 10)
(May 17, 2018 - final)

February 8 - May 2, 2018 Hematology (HST080)
(TMEC 227, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:00am - 10:00am)
(May 2, 2018 - final)
February 8 - May 19, 2018 Endocrinology (HST060)
(TMEC 209, Thursdays, 1:30pm - 4:30pm)
(May 21, 2018 - final)
Holiday: Presidents Day, February 19
April 2 - 6, 2018 RECESS
June 4 - September 4, 2018 SUMMER RESEARCH

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – Health Sciences & Technology, PRECLERKSHIP CURRICULUM

London Society

Date Event
YEAR II (2017-18)
Holiday: Labor Day, September 4
September 5, 2017 2017-18 Academic Year II Begins
September 5 - December 14, 2017 Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis (HST040)
(TMEC 250, Lab: TMEC 343, 344, Tuesdays, 8:30am - 12:00pm, Thursdays, 8:30am - 10:30am)
(December 14, 2017 - final)
September 6 - December 20, 2017 Neuroscience (HST130)
(TMEC 250, Mondays, Wednesdays, 8:30am - 12:00pm, Fridays, 8:30am - 10:00am)
(December 20, 2017 - final)
September 6 - October 25, 2017 Human Reproductive Biology (HST070)
(MIT 1-390, Mondays, Wednesdays, 1:30pm - 5:00pm)
September 12 - December 12, 2017 Molecular Medicine (HST140)
(TMEC 128, MIT 66-168, Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm)
*Please refer to class schedule for class location. Class location may alternate between HMS and MIT campuses.
Holiday: Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 9
Columbus Day (Federal)
October 30 – December 18, 2017 Gastroenterology (HST120)
(TMEC 209, Mondays, Wednesdays, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
(December 18, 2017 - final)
Holiday: Veterans Day, November 10, 2017 *Veterans Day observed. No classes.
Holiday: Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24
December 21, 2017 - January 1, 2018 RECESS
January 2 - March 23, 2018 Introduction to Clinical Medicine (HST200)
(BWH, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 8:00am - 5:00pm+)
January 3 - March 21, 2018

Principles of Pharmacology (HST150)
(TMEC 250, Mondays, Wednesdays, 9:00am - 12:00pm)

Psychopathology (PS 700M.J)
(Various + TMEC 209, Wednesdays, 1:45pm - 5:00pm)

January 30 - March 20, 2018 Clinical Epidemiology (HST194)
(TMEC 209, Mondays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm)
*Meets Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 26, Mar 5, Mar 12)
Holiday: Presidents’ Day, February 19
March 13, 2018 Soma Weiss Research Day
March 26 - March 30, 2018 RECESS
April 2, 2018 PCE, ACE begin

PCE

Principal Clinical Experience (PCE)
Clinical Rotation Dates
2017 – 2018

Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

Rotation Dates Rotation Month
March 27 – April 2, 2017 RECESS
April 3 – April 30 April (PCE Begins)
May 1 – May 28 May
May 30 – June 25 June
June 26 – July 4 RECESS
July 5 – July 30 July
July 31 – August 27 August
August 28 – September 24 September
September 25 – October 22 October (PCE Begins)
October 23 – November 19 November
November 20 – December 17 December
December 18 – January 1, 2018 RECESS
January 2 – January 28 January
January 29 – February 25 February
February 26 – March 25 March (PCE Ends for April Entry)
March 26 – April 1, 2018 RECESS
April 2 – April 29 April (PCE Begins)
April 30 – May 27 May
May 29 – June 24 June
June 25 – July 1 RECESS
July 2 – July 29 July
July 30 – August 26 August
August 27 – September 23 September (PCE Ends for October Entry)

Note: Dates given are for one-month clerkships; 3-month clerkships begin: April, July, October and January.

YEAR III ends June 24, 2018

COMP EXAM: Mandatory for all students completing PCE: 1/2 day time requirement to complete exam. The COMP Exam will be offered on the following dates in 2018:
June 18 – June 22, 2018
July 9 – July 13, 2018

 

Updated 10/11/17

NBME Subject Exam Schedule
2017 – 2018

Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

NOTE: Start time is subject to change for web-based exams.

Rotation
Month
Psych/
Neuro
Surgery/
Medicine
 Ob/Gyn
& Peds
  Fridays Mondays Fridays
July 7/28/2017    
August 8/25/2017   8/11/2017
September 9/22/2017 9/18/2017 9/22/2017
       
October 10/20/2017    
November 11/17/2017   11/3/2017
December 12/15/2017 12/11/2017 12/15/2017
       
January 1/26/2018    
February 2/23/2018   2/9/2018
March 3/23/2018 3/19/2018

3/23/2018

       
April 4/27/2018    
May 5/25/2018   5/11/2018
June 6/22/2018 6/18/2018 6/22/2018
       
July 7/27/2018    
August 8/24/2018   8/10/2018
September 9/21/2018 9/17/2018 9/21/2018

Radiology does not use the NBME Subject exams but does hold an end-of-clerkship exam on the last day of each clerkship.

Important: Please plan all non-clerkship activities, including travel arrangements, around these exams. No student will be excused from the regularly scheduled exam.

Updated 7/31/17

Principal Clinical Experience (PCE)
OB/GYN and Pediatrics Core Clerkship Dates & Shelf Exams
2017 – 2018

Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

Block (3-month clerkships) Subject Exam Dates

January/February/March

January 3 – February 12, 2017

February 13 – March 26, 2017

 

February 10, 2017

March 24, 2017

RECESS March 27 – April 2, 2017

April/May/June

April 3 – May 14, 2017

May 15 – June 25, 2017

 

May 12, 2017

June 23, 2017

RECESS June 26 – July 2, 2017

July/August/September

July 3 – August 13, 2017

August 14 – September 24, 2017

 

August 11, 2017

September 22, 2017

October/November/December

September 25 – November 5, 2017

November 6 – December 17, 2017

 

November 3, 2017

December 15, 2017

RECESS December 18, 2017 – January 1, 2018

January/February/March

January 2 – February 11, 2018

February 12 – March 25, 2018

 

February 9, 2018

March 23, 2018

Updated 1/6/17

Post-PCE

Advanced Experiences
Clinical Rotation Dates
2017 – 2018

Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

Rotation Dates Rotation Month
April 3 – April 30, 2017 April
May 1 – May 28 May
May 30 – June 25 June
June 26 – July 2 RECESS
July 3 – July 30 July***
July 31 – August 27 August
August 28 – September 24 September
September 25 – October 22 October
October 23 – November 19 November
November 20 – December 17 December
December 18 – January 1, 2018 RECESS
January 2 – January 28 January
January 29 – February 25 February
February 26 – March 25 March
March 26 – April 1 RECESS
April 2 – April 29 April
May 24, 2018 COMMENCEMENT
April 30 – May 27 May
May 29 – June 24 June
June 25 – July 1 RECESS

*COMP EXAM: Mandatory for all students completing Year PCE: 1/2 day time required to complete exam.
June 5 – June 9, 2017
July 5 – 7, 2017
DATES for 2018 TBD

**November 23 and 24 are HMS holidays in observance of Thanksgiving.

***July 4 falls on Tuesday; please check with your clerkship whether you need to report on Monday, July 3 or Wednesday, July 5.

Last date of attendance for graduating students is May 11, 2018.

Updated 5/3/17

2018-19 Calendars

Preclerkship

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – PATHWAYS, PRECLERKSHIP CURRICULUM
Cannon, Castle, Holmes and Peabody Societies

Date Event
YEAR I (2018-2019)
August 6, 2018 2018-2019 Academic Year I Begins
August 6-10, 2018 Introduction to the Profession (IN555.0)
(Weekdays, 8:00am-5:00pm)
August 15, 22, 29, 2018

Professional Development Orientation
(Wednesdays, 8:00am-5:00pm)

August 13 – November 9, 2018

Foundations (PWY100)
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00am-12:30pm)

Holiday: Labor Day, September 3; Indigenous Peoples Day, October 8

August 13-17, 2018 Mandatory Basic Life Support Training
(1:00-7:00pm)
Wednesdays, September 5, 2018 – July 24, 2019

Practice of Medicine (POM100)
(Wednesdays 8:00am-5:00pm*; except in January—1:00-5:00pm)
*Some POM sessions may begin earlier than 8:00 a.m. or run later than 5:00 pm. The Developing Physician sessions end at 5:30 pm. Please refer to the course schedule for detailed information.

November 12 – December 14, 2018

Immunity in Defense and Disease (PWY110)
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00am-12:30pm)

*Please note that classes will be held on Veterans Day-observed (Monday, November 12) and a holiday observance will be planned.

Holiday: Thanksgiving, November 21-23
December 17-21, 2018

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK – 1
(Professional Development Week 1 ends at 12:30pm on Friday, December 21)

December 24, 2018 – January 4, 2019 RECESS
January 7 – February 1, 2019

Essentials of the Profession: Evidence, Ethics, Policy, and Social Medicine (PWY120)
(Weekdays, 8:00am-12:30pm)

Holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 21
February 4 – April 5, 2019

Homeostasis I (PWY130)
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00am-12:30pm; Thursdays, 1:30-2:30pm)

Holiday: Presidents Day, February 18
April 8-12, 2019 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK – 2
April 15-19, 2019 RECESS
April 22 – June 28, 2019

Homeostasis II (PWY131)
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00am-12:30pm)

Holiday: Memorial Day, May 27
June 28, 2019 2018-2019 Academic Year I Ends
July 1-12, 2019 RECESS
YEAR II (2019-2020)
July 15, 2019 2019-2020 Academic Year II Begins
July 15 – August 16, 2019

Mind, Brain and Behavior (PWY140)
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00am-12:30pm)

August 19-23, 2019 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK - 3
August 26 – September 27, 2019 Transition to the Principal Clinical Experience (PWY150)
Holiday: Labor Day, September 2
September 26, 2019 INTRODUCTION TO THE PCE (HMS-BASED)
September 27, 2019 INTRODUCTION TO THE PCE (SITE-BASED)
September 30, 2019 PCE Begins

 

Course Directors may make adjustments to daily course schedules prior to start of course. Quiz and midterm exams are held during normal course meeting times. Dates will be posted when determined.

Last updated: November 2017

 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – Health Sciences & Technology, PRECLERKSHIP CURRICULUM

London Society

Date

Event

YEAR I (2018-2019)

July 30, 2018

2018-2019 Academic Year I Begins

July 30, 2018

HST Orientation at HMS
(TBD)

July 30 – August 29, 2018

Introduction to Biostatistics (HST190)
(TMEC 209, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:00am -12:00pm)

July 31 – August 30, 2018

Matlab for Medicine (HST015)
(TMEC 227, Tuesday, Thursdays, 9:00am -12:00pm)

August 6 – August 10, 2018

Introduction to the Profession (IN555.0)
(Weekdays, 8:00am-5:00pm)

August 30, 2018

HST Orientation at MIT
(TBD)

September 1 – December 17, 2018

Biochemistry (HST146)
(TMEC 209. Friday, August 31 intro; thereafter Mondays, 9:15-12:00pm)
(December 17, 2018 - final)

Holiday: Labor Day, September 3

September 4 – December 19, 2018

Human Pathology (HST030)
(TMEC 209, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8:30am-12:30pm)
(December 19, 2018 – final)

September 5 – December 14, 2017

Cellular and Molecular Immunology (HST175)
(Ragon Institute MIT, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:00am-12:00pm)
(December 18, 2018 –final)


Human Functional Anatomy (HST010)
(D Amphitheater, Lab: TMEC 419, 420, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 1:30-6:00pm)
(December 14, 2018 – final)

September 11 – October 23, 2018

Genetics in Modern Medicine (HST160)
(MIT E25-117, Tuesdays, 2:00-5:00pm)
(October 23, 2018 – final)

Holiday: Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 8

Columbus Day (Federal)

October 30 – December 11, 2018

Molecular Diagnostics and Bioinformatics (HST162)
(TMEC 328, Tuesdays, 2:00-5:00pm)
(December 11, 2018 – final)

Holiday: Veterans Day, November 12, 2018

*Veterans Day observed. No classes.

Holiday: Wednesday, November 21 - Friday, November 23

December 20, 2018 - January 6, 2019

RECESS

January 7 – February 1, 2019

Essentials of the Profession
(TMEC, Weekdays, mornings, see course schedule)

January 7 – February 1, 2019

Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology (HST020)
(TMEC 209, Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, 1:30-4:30pm)
(February 1, 2019 – final)

January 9 – January 31, 2019

Principles of Biomedical Imaging (HST164)
(MIT E25-117, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1:30-5:30pm)
(January 31, 2019 – final)

January 2019

Introduction to the Care of Patients (HST220)
(MIT E23-319, TBD)
*Please note that students must attend one of four sessions.

Holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 21

February 4– May 22, 2019

Cardiovascular Pathophysiology (HST090)
(MIT 56-114, Mondays 8:30am-12:00pm, Wednesdays, Fridays 11:00am-12:30pm)
(May 22, 2019 – final)

February 5 – May 16, 2019

Renal Pathophysiology (HST110)
(TMEC 209, Tuesdays, Thursdays 8:00am-10:30pm in first half of term; reverts to 11:00am-12:30pm in second half)
(May 20, 2019 – final)


Respiratory Pathophysiology (HST100)
(TMEC 209, Tuesdays, Thursdays 10:30am-12:30pm in first half of term; reverts to 9:00-11:00am in second half)
(May 16, 2019 – final)

February 6 – May 1, 2019

Hematology (HST080)
(TMEC 209, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:00-10:00am)
(May 1, 2019 – final)

February 7 – May 16, 2019

Endocrinology (HST 060)
(TMEC 209, Thursdays, 1:30-4:30pm)
(May 24, 2019 – final)

Holiday: Presidents Day, February 18

April 15 - 19, 2019

RECESS

Holiday: Patriot’s Day, April 15 – MIT

June 4 - September 2, 2019

SUMMER RESEARCH

 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – Health Sciences & Technology, PRECLERKSHIP CURRICULUM

London Society

Date

Event

YEAR II (2018-2019)

Holiday: Labor Day, September 3

September 4, 2018

2018-2019 Academic Year II Begins

September 4 – December 13, 2018

Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis (HST040)
(TMEC 250, Lab: TMEC 343, 344, Tuesdays 8:30am-12:00pm)
(December 13, 2018 – final)

September 5 – December 19, 2018

Neuroscience (HST130)
(TMEC 209, Mondays, Wednesdays 8:30am-12:00pm, Fridays 8:30-10:00am)
(December 19, 2018 – final)

September 5 – October 24, 2018

Human Reproductive Biology (HST070)
(MIT 1-390, Mondays, Wednesdays, 1:30-5:00pm)

September 11 – December 11, 2018

Molecular Medicine (HST140)
(TMEC 128, MIT 66-168, Tuesdays 1:00-3:00pm)
*Please refer to class schedule regarding on which campus class is held for a particular date.

Holiday: Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 8
Columbus Day (Federal)

October 29 – December 17, 2018

Gastroenterology (HST120)
(TMEC 209, Mondays, Wednesdays, 1:00-5:00pm)
(December 17, 2018 – final)

Holiday: Veterans Day, November 12, 2018

*Veterans Day observed. No classes.

Holiday: Wednesday, November 21 - Friday, November 23

December 20, 2018 - January 1, 2019

RECESS

January 2 – March 20, 2019

Principles of Pharmacology (HST150)
(TMEC 250, Mondays, Wednesdays, 9:00am-12:00pm)


Psychopathology (PS 700M.J)
(Various + TMEC 209, Wednesdays, 1:45-5:00pm)

January 3 – March 22, 2019

Introduction to Clinical Medicine (HST200)
(B&W, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 8:00-5:00pm+)

January 7 – February 25, 2019

Clinical Epidemiology (HST194)
(TMEC 209, Mondays, 1:00-4:00pm)
*Meets 6 sessions)

Holiday: Presidents’ Day, February 18

March 12, 2019

Soma Weiss Research Day

March 18, 2019

HST Year II OSCE

March 25 - March 29, 2019

RECESS

April 1, 2019

PCE, ACE begin

 

PCE

Principal Clinical Experience (PCE)
Clinical Rotation Dates
October 2018 – March 2020

Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

Rotation Dates Rotation Month
September 24 – October 21, 2018 October (PCE 1 Begins)
October 22 – November 18 November
November 19 – December 16 December
December 17 – January 6, 2019 RECESS
January 7 – February 3, 2019 January
February 4 – March 3 February
March 4 – March 31 March (PCE 2 Ends for April '18 Entry)
April 1 – April 7 RECESS
April 8 – May 5 April (PCE 2 Begins)
May 6 – June 2 May
June 3 – June 30 June
July 1 – July 7 RECESS
July 8 – August 4 July
August 5 – September 1 August
September 2 – September 29 September (PCE 1 Ends for October '18 Entry)
September 30 – October 27 October (PCE 1 Begins)
October 28 – November 24 November
November 25 – December 22 December
December 23 – January 5, 2020 RECESS
January 6 – February 2, 2020 January
February 3 – March 1 February
March 2 – March 29 March (PCE 2 Ends for April '19 Entry)
March 30 – April 5 RECESS

 

Note: Dates given are for one-month clerkships; 3-month clerkships begin: April, July, October and January.

YEAR III ends: June 30, 2019

COMP EXAM: Mandatory for all students completing PCE : ½ day time requirement to complete exam. The COMP Exam will be offered on the following dates in 2019: TBA

 

Updated 10/13/17

NBME Subject Exam Schedule

2018-2019

Harvard Medical School

Office of the Registrar

NOTE: Start time is subject to change for web-based exams.

Rotation
Month
Psych/
Neuro
Surgery/
Medicine
 Ob/Gyn
& Peds
  Fridays Mondays Fridays
January 1/26/2018    
Feburary 2/23/2018   2/9/2018
March 3/23/2018 3/19/2018 3/23/2018
       
April 4/27/2018    
May 5/25/2018   5/11/2018
June 6/22/2018 6/18/2018 6/22/2018
       
July 7/27/2018    
August 8/24/2018 8/31/2018 Med CHA 8/10/2018
September 9/21/2018 9/17/2018 9/21/2018
       
October 10/19/2018    
November 11/16/2018   11/2/2018
December 12/14/2018 12/10/2018 12/14/2018
       
January 2/1/2019    
February 3/1/2019   2/15/2019
March 3/29/2019 3/25/2019 3/29/2019
       
April 5/3/2019    
May 5/31/2019   5/17/2019
June 6/28/2019 6/24/2019 6/28/2019

 

 

Radiology does not use the NBME Subject exams but does hold an end-of-clerkship exam on the last day of each clerkship.

 

Important: Please plan all non-clerkship activities, including travel arrangements, around these exams. No student will be excused from the regularly scheduled exam.

 

Updated 3/14/18

 

 

Principal Clinical Experience (PCE)
OB/GYN and Pediatrics Core Clerkship Dates & Shelf Exams
2018-2019

Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

Block (3-month clerkships) Subject Exam Dates

April/May/June

April 2 - May 13, 2018

May 14 - June 24, 2018

 

May 11, 2018

June 22, 2018

RECESS June 25 - July 1, 2018

July/August/September

July 2 - August 12, 2018

August 13 - September 23, 2018

 

August 10, 2018

September 21, 2018

   

October/November/December

September 24 - November 4, 2018

November 5 - December 16, 2018

 

November 2, 2018

December 14, 2018

RECESS December 17, 2018 - January 6, 2019

January/February/March

January 7 - February 17, 2019

February 18, 2019 - March 31, 2019

 

February 15, 2019

March 29, 2019

RECESS April 1 - April 7, 2019

April/May/June

April 8 - May 19, 2019

May 20 - June 30, 2019

 

May 17, 2019

June 28, 2019

03/14/18 lg

Post-PCE

Advanced Experiences
Clinical Rotation Dates
2018 –
2019

Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

Rotation Dates Rotation Month
May 29 – June 24, 2018 June
June 25 – July 1 RECESS
July 2  – July 29 July
July 30 – August 26 August
August 27 – September 23 September
September 24 – October 21 October
October 22 – November 18 November
November 19 – December 16* December
December 17 – January 6, 2019 RECESS
January 7 – February 3 January
February 4 – March 3 February
March 4 – March 31 March
April 1 – April 7 RECESS
April 8 – May 5 April
May 30, 2019 COMMENCEMENT
May 6 – June 2 May
June 3 – June 30 June
July 1 – July 7 RECESS

COMP EXAM: Mandatory for all students completing Year PCE: ½ day time required to complete exam.  
June 18 – June 22, 2018
July 9 – July 13, 2018      

*November 22 and 23, 2018 are HMS holidays in observance of Thanksgiving.

Last date of attendance for graduating students is May 17, 2019.

 

Updated 11/7/17

2016-17 Calendars

Preclerkship

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – PATHWAYS PRECLERKSHIP CURRICULUM

Cannon, Castle, Holmes, and Peabody Societies

Date Event
YEAR I (2016-2017)
August 1, 2016 Academic Year I Begins
August 1 – 5, 2016

Introduction to the Profession (IN555.0)
(Weekdays, 8:00am-5:00pm)

August 8 – 12, 2016

Basic Life Support and Mask Fit Testing
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (1:00-6:00 pm)

Wednesdays, August 10, 2016 – July 19, 2017

Practice of Medicine (POM100)
(BIDMC,
BWH, CHA, MGH)
(Wednesdays 8:00am-5:00pm*; except for the first three weeks of January—1:00-5:00pm)

*Some POM sessions may begin earlier than 8:00 a.m. or run later than 5:00 pm. The Developing Physician sessions end at 5:30 pm. Please refer to the course schedule for detailed information.

August 8 – November 4, 2016 

Foundations (PWY100)
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00am-12:30pm)

Holiday: Labor Day, September 5
Holiday: Columbus Day, October 10
November 7 - December 9, 2016

Immunity in Defense and Disease (PWY110)
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00am-12:30pm)
* Please note that classes will be held on Veterans Day (November 11) and a holiday observance will be planned.

Holiday: Wednesday, November 23 – Friday, November 25
December 12 – 16, 2016

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK – 1
(Professional Development Week 1 ends at 12:30pm on Friday, December 16)

December 19, 2016 – January 2, 2017 RECESS
January 3 – 27, 2017

Essentials of the Profession: Evidence, Ethics, Policy, and Social Medicine (PWY120)
(Weekdays, 8:00am-12:30pm; 2 afternoons per week, 1:30-3:30pm – specific dates to be announced)

Holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 16
January 30 – March 24, 2017

Homeostasis I (PWY130)
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00am-12:30pm; Thursdays 1:30-2:30pm)

Holiday: Presidents Day, February 20
March 27 – 31, 2017 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK – 2
April 3 – 7, 2017 RECESS
April 10 – June 16, 2017 

Homeostasis II (PWY131)
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00am-12:30pm)

Holiday: Memorial Day, May 29
June 19 – July 21, 2017 

Mind, Brain, and Behavior (PWY140)
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00am-12:30pm)

Holiday: Independence Day, July 3 and 4
July 24 – 27, 2017

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK – 3
(Professional Development Week 3 ends at 2pm on Thursday, July 27)

July 28, 2017 Academic Year I Ends
July 31 – August 11, 2017 RECESS
August 14, 2017 2017-2018 Academic Year II Begins
August 14 – September 19, 2017 Transition to the Principal Clinical Experience (PWY150)
Holiday: Labor Day, September 4
September 20, 2017 INTRODUCTION TO THE PCE (SITE-BASED)
September 21 – 22, 2017 NO CLASSES
September 25, 2017 PCE Begins

 

Course Directors may make adjustments to daily course schedules prior to start of course. Quiz and midterm exams are held during normal course meeting times. Dates will be posted on Canvas and OASIS when determined.

Last updated: March 21, 2017

 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – Health Sciences & Technology, PRECLERKSHIP CURRICULUM

London Society

Date Event
YEAR I (2016-17)
August 1, 2016 2016-17 Academic Year I Begins
August 1 – 5, 2016 Introduction to the Profession (IN555.0) 
(Weekdays, 8:00am-5:00pm)
August 8, 2016 HST MD Curriculum Orientation and Ethics Session 
(TMEC 209, 1:00-4:00pm)
August 8 – 31, 2016 Introduction to Biostatistics (HST190) 
(TMEC 209, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:00am -12:00pm)
August 9 – September 1, 2016 Matlab for Medicine (HST015) 
(TMEC 227, Tuesday, Thursdays, 9:00am -12:00pm)
August 10, 2016 HST RA/Thesis Meeting 
(TMEC 209, 1:00-2:30pm)
August 12 – December 12, 2016 Biochemistry (HST146) 
(Summer: TMEC 328, 2:00-4:00pm, Fall: TMEC 209, Mondays, 9:30-12:00pm)  
(December 19, 2016 - final)
August 31, 2016 HST Orientation at MIT 
(MIT, E25-117, 2:45-5:00pm)
Holiday: Labor Day, September 5
September 6 – December 8, 2016 Human Pathology (HST030) 
(TMEC 209, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8:30-12:30pm) 
(December 21, 2016 – final)
September 7 – December 9, 2016 Cellular and Molecular Immunology (HST175) 
(TMEC 209, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:00am-12:00pm) 
(December 22, 2016 – final) 

 
Human Functional Anatomy (HST010) 
(TMEC Amphitheater, Lab: TMEC 419, 420, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 1:30-6:00pm) 
(December 16, 2016 – final)
September 12 – October 25, 2016 Genetics in Modern Medicine (HST160) 
(MIT E25-117, Tuesdays, 2:00-5:00pm) 
(October 25, 2016 – final)
Holiday: Columbus Day, October 10
November 1 – December 6, 2016 Molecular Diagnostics and Bioinformatics (HST162)
(TMEC 209, Tuesdays, 2:00-5:00pm)
(no final)
November 11, 2016 *Please note that classes will be held on Veterans Day.
Holiday: Wednesday, November 23 – Friday, November 25
December 22, 2016 – January 8, 2017 RECESS
January 9 – February 3, 2017 Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology (HST020)
(TMEC 209, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:00am-12:00pm)
(February 3, 2017 – final)
January 10 – February 2, 2017 Principles of Biomedical Imaging (HST164)
(MIT E25-117, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8:00am-12:00pm)
(February 2, 2017 – final)
January 12 – February 2, 2017 Introduction to the Care of Patients (HST220)
(MIT E23-319, Thursdays, 3:00-5:00pm)
*Please note that students must attend one of four sessions.
Holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 16
February 6 – May 19, 2017

Cardiovascular Pathophysiology (HST090)
(MIT 56-114, Mondays 8:30am-12:00pm, Wednesdays, Fridays 11:00am-12:30pm)
(May 26, 2017 – final)

Introduction to Global Medicine (HST934)
(MIT, Mondays, 1:00-4:00pm)

February 7 – May 18, 2017

Renal Pathophysiology (HST110)
(TMEC 209, Tuesdays, Thursdays 8:00am-10:30pm in first half of term; reverts to 11:00am-12:30pm on April 4)
(May 24, 2017 – final)

Respiratory Pathophysiology (HST100)
(TMEC 209, Tuesdays, Thursdays 10:30am-12:30pm in first half of term; reverts to 9:00-11:00am on April 4)
(May 18, 2017 – final)

February 8 – April 26, 2017 Hematology (HST080)
(TMEC 227, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:00-10:00am)
(April 26, 2017 – final)
February 9 – May 19, 2017 Endocrinology (HST 060)
(TMEC 209, Thursdays, 1:00-4:00pm)
(May 22, 2017 – final)
Holiday: Presidents Day, February 20
March 27 – March 31 RECESS
Holiday: Patriot's Day, April 17 – MIT
May 27 – September 3 SUMMER RESEARCH

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – Health Sciences & Technology, PRECLERKSHIP CURRICULUM

London Society

Date Event
YEAR II (2016-17)
Holiday: Labor Day, September 5
September 6, 2016 2016-17 Academic Year II Begins
September 6 – December 15, 2016 Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis (HST040)
(TMEC 250, Lab: TMEC 343, 344, Tuesdays 8:30am-12:00pm, Thursdays 8:30-10:30am)
(December 19, 2016 – final)
September 7 – December 16, 2016 Neuroscience (HST130)
(Goldenson 122, Mondays, Wednesdays 8:30am-12:00pm, Fridays 8:30-10:30am)
(December 21, 2016 – final)
September 7 – October 26, 2016 Human Reproductive Biology (HST070)
(MIT 1-390, Mondays, Wednesdays, 1:30-5:00pm)
September 13 – December 13, 2016 Molecular Medicine (HST140)
(TMEC 128, MIT 66-168, Tuesdays 1:00-3:00pm)
*Please refer to class schedule regarding on which campus class is held for a particular date.
Holiday: Columbus Day, October 10
October 31 – December 14, 2016 Gastroenterology (HST120)
(TMEC 209, Mondays, Wednesdays, 1:00-5:00pm
(December 16, 2016 – final)
November 11, 2016 *Please note that classes will be held on Veterans Day.
Holiday: Wednesday, November 23 – Friday, November 25
December 22, 2016 – January 2, 2017 RECESS
January 3 – March 24, 2017 Introduction to Clinical Medicine (HST200)
(BWH, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 8:00-5:00pm+)
January 4 – March 22, 2017

Principles of Pharmacology (HST150)
(TMEC 250, Mondays, Wednesdays, 9:00am-12:00pm)

Psychopathology (PS 700M.J)
(Various + TMEC 209, Wednesdays, 1:45-5:00pm)

January 30 – March 20, 2017 Clinical Epidemiology (HST194)
(TBD – HMS, Mondays, 1:00-4:00pm)
*Meets Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 27, Mar. 6, Mar. 20)
Holiday: Presidents Day, February 20
March 14, 2017 Soma Weiss Research Day
March 27 – March 31, 2017 RECESS
April 3, 2017 PCE, ACE begin

PCE

Principal Clinical Experience (PCE)
Clinical Rotation Dates
2016 – 2017

Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

Rotation Dates Rotation Month
March 28  April 3 RECESS
April 4 – May 1 April (PCE Begins)
May 2 – May 29 May
May 30 – June 26 June*
June 27 – July 4 RECESS
July 5 – July 31 July
August 1 – August 28 August
August 29 – September 25 September
September 26 – October 23 October (PCE Begins)
October 24 – November 20 November
November 21 – December 18 December
December 19 – January 2 RECESS
January 3 – January 29 January
January 30 – February 26 February
February 27 – March 26 March (PCE Ends for April Entry)
March 27 – April 2 RECESS
April 3 – April 30 April
May 1 – May 28 May
May 29 – June 25 June
June 26 – July 2 RECESS

PCE Ends for October Entry in September 2017

Note: Dates given are for one-month clerkships; 3-month clerkships begin: April, July, October and January.

Dates:
Advanced Electives begin April 3, 2017
YEAR III ends June 25, 2017

COMP EXAM: Mandatory for all students completing Year III: ½ day time requirement to complete exam. The COMP Exam will be offered on the following dates:
June 5 – 9, 2017
July 5 – 7, 2017

Updated 12/9/16

NBME Subject Exam Schedule
2016 – 2017

Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

NOTE: Start time is subject to change for web-based exams.

Rotation Month Psych/
Neuro
Surgery/
Medicine
Ob/Gyn
& Peds
  Fridays @ 2:00 pm Surgery
Mondays @ 1:00 pm
Fridays @ 1:00 pm
    Medicine
Mondays @ 2:00 pm
 
April 4/29/2016    
May 5/27/2016   5/13/2016
June 6/24/2016 6/20/2016 6/24/2016
       
July 7/29/2016    
August 8/26/2016   8/12/2016
September 9/23/2016 9/19/2016 9/23/2016
       
October 10/21/2016    
November 11/18/2016   11/4/2016
December 12/16/2016 12/12/2016 12/16/2016
       
January 1/27/2017    
February 2/24/2017   2/10/2017
March 3/24/2017 3/20/2017 3/24/2017
       
April 4/28/2017    
May 5/26/2017   5/12/2017
June 6/23/2017 6/19/2017 6/23/2017

Radiology does not use the NBME Subject exams but does hold an end-of-clerkship exam on the last day of each clerkship.

Important: Please plan all non-clerkship activities, including travel arrangements, around these exams. No student will be excused from the regularly scheduled exam.

Updated 12/14/16

Principal Clinical Experience (PCE)
OB/GYN and Pediatrics Core Clerkship Dates & Shelf Exams
2016 – 2017

Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

Block (3-month clerkships) Subject Exam Dates

April/May/June

April 4 – May 15, 2016

May 16 – June 26, 2016

 

May 13, 2016

June 24, 2016

RECESS June 27 – July 4, 2016

July/Aug/Sept

July 5 – Aug 14, 2016

Aug 15 – Sept 25, 2016

 

Aug 12, 2016

Sept 23, 2016

Oct/Nov/Dec

Sept 26 – Nov 6, 2016

Nov 7 – Dec 18, 2016

 

Nov 4, 2016

Dec 16, 2016

RECESS Dec 19, 2016 –
Jan 2, 2017

Jan/Feb/Mar

Jan 3 – Feb 12, 2017

Feb 13 – Mar 26, 2017

 

Feb 10, 2017

Mar 24, 2017

RECESS Mar 27 – April 2, 2017

Updated 12/9/16

Post-PCE

Advanced Experiences
Clinical Rotation Dates
2016 – 2017

Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

Rotation Dates Rotation Month
May 2 – May 29 May
June 2 – June 15 (Mandatory) COMP EXAM*
May 30 – June 26** June
June 27 – July 3 RECESS
July 4 – July 31** July
August 1 – August 28 August
August 29 – September 25 September
September 26 – October 23 October (PCE Begins)
October 24 – November 20 November
November 21 – December 18** December
December 19 – January 2** RECESS
January 3 – January 29 January
January 30 – February 26 February
February 27 – March 26 March
March 27 – April 2 RECESS
April 3 – April 30 April
May 25, 2017 COMMENCEMENT
May 1 – May 28 May
May 29 – June 25** June

*COMP EXAM: Mandatory for all students completing Year III: ½ day time required to complete exam.
June 5 – 9, 2017
July 5 – 7, 2017

**November 24 and 25 are HMS holidays in observance of Thanksgiving. For all other holidays, check with assigned site. Last date of attendance for graduating students is May 12, 2017.

Updated 12/9/16