Academic Calendars

2019-20 Calendars

Preclerkship

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – PATHWAYS, PRECLERKSHIP CURRICULUM

Cannon, Castle, Holmes and Peabody Societies

OSCE dates listed below table

Date

Event

YEAR I (2019-2020)

August 5, 2019

2019-2020 Academic Year I Begins

August 5-9, 2019

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

August 12-15, 2019 and August 21 and 28 and September 5, 2019

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK - 1

August 12-16, 2019 Mandatory Basic Life Support Training and Mask Fit Testing
(1:00-7:00pm)

August 16 – November 15, 2019

Foundations (PWY100)
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00am-12:30pm
and Wednesday, September 4) *Please note that classes will be held on Veterans Day (Monday, November 11) and a holiday observance will be planned.

Holidays: Labor Day, September 2; Indigenous Peoples Day, October 14

Wednesdays, September 11, 2019 – July 22, 2020

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 18 – December 20, 2019

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

Holidays: Thanksgiving, November 27-29

December 23, 2019 – January 3, 2020

RECESS

January 6 – 31, 2020

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 20

February 3 – April 3, 2020

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

Holiday: Presidents Day, February 17

April 6-10, 2020

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK – 2

April 13-17, 2020

RECESS

April 20 – June 26, 2020

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

Holiday: Memorial Day, May 25

June 26, 2020

2019-2020 Academic Year I Ends

June 29- July 10, 2020

RECESS

YEAR II (2020-2021)

July 13, 2020

2020-2021 Academic Year II Begins

July 13 – August 14, 2020

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

August 17-21, 2020

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK - 3

August 24 – September 24, 2020

Transition to the Principal Clinical Experience (PWY150)

Holiday: Labor Day, September 7

September 24, 2020

INTRODUCTION TO THE PCE (HMS-BASED)

September 25, 2020

INTRODUCTION TO THE PCE (SITE-BASED)

September 29, 2020

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.

Mandatory Preclerkship OSCE Sessions:

PDW1 (not held during PDW1 course)

  •    December 3, 2019: 3:00 - 6:00 pm 
  •    December 10, 2019: 3:00 - 6:00 pm
  •    December 16, 2019 - 2:00 - 6:00 pm

PDW2 (held during PDW2 course): week of April 6, 2020

PDW3 (held during PDW3 course): week of August 17, 2020

Updated: 11/18

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – Health Sciences & Technology, PRECLERKSHIP CURRICULUM

London Society

Date

Event

YEAR I (2019-2020)

July 29, 2019

2019-2020 Academic Year I Begins

July 29, 2019

HST Orientation at HMS
(TBD)

July 29 – August 28, 2019

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

July 30 – August 29, 2019

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

August 5 – August 9, 2019

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

August 29, 2019

HST Orientation at MIT
(TBD)

August 30 – December 16, 2019

Biochemistry and Metabolism (HST146)
(TMEC 250, Friday, August 30 intro; thereafter Mondays, 9:15-12:00pm)
(December 16, 2019 - final)

Holiday: Labor Day, September 2

September 3 – December 18, 2019

Human Pathology (HST030)
(TMEC 209, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8:30am-12:30pm)
(December 18, 2019 – final)

September 4 – December 17, 2019

Cellular and Molecular Immunology (HST175)
(Ragon Institute MIT, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:00am-12:00pm)
(December 17, 2019 – final)


Human Functional Anatomy (HST010)
(D Amphitheater, Lab: TMEC 419, 420, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 1:30-6:00pm)
(December 13, 2019 – final)

September 10 – October 22, 2019

Molecular Diagnostics and Bioinformatics (HST162)
(TMEC 328, Tuesdays, 2:00-5:00pm)

Holiday: Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 14
Columbus Day (Federal)

October 29 – December 10, 2019

Genetics in Modern Medicine (HST160)
(MIT E25-111, Tuesdays, 2:00-5:00pm)
(December 19, 2019 – final)

Holiday: Veterans Day, November 11, 2019

*Veterans Day observed. No classes.

Holidays: Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29

December 19, 2019 - January 5, 2020

RECESS

January 6 – January 31, 2020

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

Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology (HST020)
(TMEC 209, Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, 1:30-4:30pm)
(January 31, 2020 – final)

January 8 – January 30, 2020

Principles of Biomedical Imaging (HST164)
(MIT E25-117, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1:30-5:30pm)
(January 30, 2020 – final)

January 14 – January 30, 2020

Medical Decision Analysis & Probabilistic Medical Inference (HST192)
(Airport Conf. Room, MGH 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1600, Boston, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1:30-5:30pm)
(January 30, 2020 – final)
**elective - Please note that this course will no longer be offered in January 2020. It will next be offered in 2021.

February 2020

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 20

February 3– May 20, 2020

Cardiovascular Pathophysiology (HST090)
(MIT 56-114, Mondays 8:30am-12:00pm, Wednesdays, Fridays 11:00am-12:30pm)
(May 20, 2020 – final)

February 4 – May 18, 2020

Renal Pathophysiology (HST110)
(TMEC 209, Tuesdays, Thursdays 8:00am-10:30am in first half of term; reverts to 11:00am-12:30pm in second half)
(May 18, 2020 – 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 14, 2020 – final)

February 5 – April 29, 2020

Hematology (HST080)
(TMEC 209, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:00-10:00am)
(April 29, 2020 – final)

February 6 – May 22, 2020

Endocrinology (HST 060)
(TMEC 209, Thursdays, 1:30-4:30pm)
(May 22, 2020 – final)
*Please note that HST 060 meets on Monday, April 13.

Holiday: Presidents Day, February 17

April 13 - 17, 2020

RECESS

Holiday: Patriot’s Day, April 13 – MIT

June 3 – August 31, 2020

SUMMER RESEARCH

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – Health Sciences & Technology, PRECLERKSHIP CURRICULUM

London Society

OSCE date listed below table

Date

Event

YEAR II (2019-2020)

Holiday: Labor Day, September 2

September 3, 2020

2019-2020 Academic Year II Begins

September 3 – December 12, 2019

Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis (HST040)
(TMEC 250, Lab: TMEC 343, 344, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30am-12:00pm)
(December 12, 2019 – final)

September 4 – December 18, 2019

Neuroscience (HST130)
(TMEC 209, Mondays, Wednesdays 8:30am-12:00pm, Fridays 8:30-10:00am)
(December 18, 2019 – final)

September 4 – October 23, 2019

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

September 10 – December 10, 2019

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.

**elective

Holiday: Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 14
Columbus Day (Federal)

October 28 – December 16, 2019

Gastroenterology (HST120)
(TMEC 209, Mondays, Wednesdays, 1:00-5:00pm)
(December 16, 2019 – final)

Holiday: Veterans Day, November 11, 2019

*Veterans Day observed. No classes.

Holiday: Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29

December 19, 2019 - January 5, 2020

RECESS

January 6 – March 25, 2020

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


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

January 7 – March 27, 2020

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

January 8 – March 25, 2020

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

Holiday: Presidents’ Day, February 17

March 10, 2020

Soma Weiss Research Day

March 16, 2020

HST Year II OSCE

March 30 – April 3, 2020

RECESS

April 6, 2020

PCE, ACE begin

Mandatory HST OSCE Session: March 16, 2020


Updated: 10/2019

PCE

NBME Subject Exam Schedule
2018-2020

Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

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

Rotation month

Psych/Neuro

Surgery/Medicine

Peds and Ob/Gyn

 

Fridays

Mondays

Fridays

January

02/01/2019

 

 

February

03/01/2019

 

2/15/2019

March

3/29/2019

3/25/2019

3/29/2019

 

 

 

 

April

05/03/2019

 

 

May

5/31/2019

 

5/17/2019

 

June

6/28/2019

6/24/2019

6/28/2019

 

 

 

 

July

08/02/2019

 

 

August

08/30/2019

09/06/2019 (CHA)

8/16/2019

September

09/27/2019

09/23/2019

09/27/2019

 

 

 

 

October

10/25/2019

 

 

November

11/22/2019

 

11/08/2019

December

12/20/2019

12/16/2019

12/20/2019

 

 

 

 

January

01/31/2020

 

 

February

02/28/2020

 

02/14/2020

March

03/27/2020

03/23/2020

03/27/2020

 

 

 

 

April

05/01/2020

 

 

May

05/29/2020

 

05/15/2020

June

06/26/2020

06/22/2020

06/26/2020

 

 

 

 

July

07/31/2020

 

 

August

08/28/2020

 

08/14/2020

September

09/25/2020

09/21/2020

09/25/2020

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 2/27/19

PCE Ob/Gyn & Peds

Principal Clinical Experience (PCE)
OB/GYN and Pediatrics Core Clerkship Dates & Shelf Exams
2019 – 2020

Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

Block (3-month clerkships)

Subject Exam Dates

July/August/September

 

July 8– August 18, 2019

 

August 19 – September 29, 2019

 

 

August 16, 2019

 

September 27, 2019

 

 

October/November/December

 

October 1– November 10, 2019

 

November 11– December 22, 2019

 

 

November 08, 2019

 

December 20, 2019

RECESS

December 23, 2019 – January 5, 2020

January/February/March

 

January 6– February 16, 2020

 

February 17 – March 29, 2020

 

 

February 14, 2020

 

March 27, 2020

RECESS

March 30– April 5, 2020

April/May/June

 

 April 6 – May 17, 2020

 

May 18 – June 28, 2020

 

 

May 15, 2020

 

June 26, 2020

RECESS

June 29 –July 5, 2020

July/August/September

 

July 6– August 16, 2020

 

August 17 – September 27, 2020

 

 

August 14, 2020

 

September 25, 2020

Last updated: 08/28/2019 

Principal Clinical Experience (PCE)
Clinical Rotation Dates
October 2019 – March 2021


Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

OSCE dates listed below table

Rotation Dates

Rotation Month

October 1   October 27

October (PCE 1 Begins)

Rosh Hashanah observed on September 30th

October 28 – November 24

November

November 25 – December 22

December

DECEMBER 23 – JANUARY 5, 2020

RECESS

2020

 

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

April 6 – May 3

April (PCE 2 Begins)

May 4 – May 31

May

MAY 28, 2020

COMMENCEMENT

June 1 – June 28

June

AY20 ends on June 28, 2020

JUNE 29 – JULY 5

RECESS

July 6 – August 2

July

August 3 – August 30

August

August 31 – September 27

September (PCE 1 Ends for October ‘19 Entry)

September 29 – October 25

October (PCE 1 Begins)

Yom Kippur observed on September 28th

October 26 – November 22

November

November 23 – December 20

December

DECEMBER 21 – JANUARY 3, 2021

RECESS

2021

 

January 4 – January 31

January

February 1 – February 28

February

March 1 – March 28

March (PCE 2 ends for April ’20 entry)

MARCH 28 – APRIL 4

RECESS

Note: Dates given are for 1-month clerkships; 3-month clerkships begin April, July, October and January (see PCE OB/GYN & PEDS tab).

Mandatory PCE OSCE:

  • January 14-16, 2020 (snowdates: January 17 & 28)
  • June 9-11, 2020

Comprehensive Exam (OSCE):
Mandatory for all students completing PCE (½ day time requirement to complete exam)

  • May 4 -8, 2020
  • July 6-10, 2020

Updated 10/17/19

Post-PCE

Advanced Experiences
Clinical Rotation Dates
2019 – 2021


Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

OSCE dates listed below table

Rotation Dates

Rotation Month

45 Day Add/Drop Deadline

2019

   

September 30 – October 27

October

August 19, 2019

October 28 – November 24

November

September 13, 2019

November 25 – December 22

December

Thanksgiving holiday observed on November 28-29th

October 11, 2019

December 23 – January 5, 2020

RECESS

 

2020

   

January 6 – February 2

January

November 22, 2019

February 3 – March 1

February

December 20, 2019

March 2 – March 29

March

January 17, 2020

March 30 – April 5

RECESS

 

April 6 – May 3

April

February 21, 2020

May 28, 2020

COMMENCEMENT

 

May 4 – May 31

May

March 20, 2020

June 1 – June 28

June

April 17, 2020

June 29 – July 5

RECESS

 

July 6 – August 2

July May 22, 2020
August 3 – August 30 August

June 19, 2020

August 31 – September 27 September

July 17, 2020

September 28 – October 25 October

August 15, 2020

October 26 – November 22 November

September 11, 2020

November 23 – December 20

December

Thanksgiving holiday observed on November 26-27th

October 9, 2020
December 21 – January 3, 2020 RECESS  
2021    
January 4 – January 31 January

November 20, 2020

February 1 – February 28 February

December 18, 2020

March 1 – March 28 March

January 15, 2021

March 28 – April 4

RECESS

 
April 5 – May 2 April

February 19, 2021

Students should check with their elective clerkship regarding attendance for holiday observances.

Last date of attendance for graduating students is May 15, 2020.

Mandatory Clinical Capstone OSCE:

Taken the month the student is in the course

  • January 9, 2020 (snow date: TBD)
  • February 6, 2020 (snow date: TBD)
  • March 5, 2020 (snow date: TBD)
  • April 9, 2020

Comprehensive Exam (OSCE):
Mandatory for all students completing PCE  (½ day time requirement to complete exam) 

  •  May 4 -8, 2020
  • July 6-10, 2020

Updated 10/12/18

Advanced Experiences
Clinical Rotation Dates
2020 – 2022


Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

OSCE dates listed below table

Rotation Dates

Rotation Month

45 Day Add/Drop Deadline

2020

   

September 28 – October 25

October

August 15, 2020

October 26 – November 22

November

September 11, 2020

November 23 – December 20

December

Thanksgiving holiday observed on November 26-27th

October 9, 2020

December 21 – January 3, 2020

RECESS

 

2021

   

January 4 – January 31

January

November 20, 2020

February 1 – February 28

February

December 18, 2020

March 1 – March 28

March

January 15, 2021

March 28 – April 4

RECESS

 

April 5 – May 2

April

February 19, 2021

May 3 – May 30

May March 19, 2021

May 27, 2021

COMMENCEMENT

 

June 1 – June 27

June

April 17, 2021

June 28 –TBA

RECESS

 

Students should check with their elective clerkship regarding attendance for holiday observances.

Last date of attendance for graduating students is TBD.

Mandatory Clinical Capstone OSCE: TBD

Taken the month the student is in the course

Comprehensive Exam (OSCE): 
Mandatory for all students completing PCE  (½ day time requirement to complete exam) 

  •  AY20
    • May 4 -8, 2020
    • July 6-10, 2020
  • AY21 TBD

Updated 10/7/19

HMS has a three-phase MD curriculum:

  • The preclerkship phase, which has two parallel curricular tracks—Pathways (making up roughly 80 percent of MD students) and Health Sciences and Technology, or HST (with about 20 percent of students).
  • The principal clinical experience (PCE) phase, which is the 12-month core clerkship year.
  • The post-PCE phase, when students take advanced courses, clerkships or subinternships and complete their required scholarly research projects.

There are a few important specifics about each curricular track. Each year, 135 MD students are enrolled in the Pathways program, and they learn alongside 35 first-year HSDM students in the preclerkship phase. Meanwhile, 30 MD students are enrolled each year in the HST program, which directs its programming at students who are already committed to becoming physician-scientists. HST’s preclerkship phase is shared between HMS and MIT, and the MD courses are conducted jointly with medical engineering-medical physics PhD students from MIT.

While the HST track also follows a three-phase curriculum, the first phase is six months longer than Pathways to match MIT’s semester structure and provide time for intensive research. As a result, the PCE phase has two six-month “phase-shifted” admission points: the Pathways students enter each fall and the HST students each spring. Finally, the extra six months of the Pathways post-PCE phase allow for three additional required months of basic and population/social science courses, as well as mentored research experiences.

Upcoming: 2020-21 Calendars

Preclerkship

Calendar coming soon.
Calendar coming soon.

AY21 ACADEMIC CALENDAR – PATHWAYS, PRECLERKSHIP CURRICULUM

Cannon, Castle, Holmes and Peabody Societies

OSCE dates listed below table 
 

Date

Event

YEAR I (2020-2021)

August 3, 2020

2020-2021 Academic Year I Begins

August 3-7, 2020

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

August 10-13, 2020 & August 19, 26, and September 2, 2020

Professional Development Week 1 and Professional Development Orientation Days

August 10-14, 2020

Mandatory Basic Life Support Training and Mask Fit Testing (1:00-7:00pm)

August 14 – November 13, 2020

Foundations (PWY100)

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

Holidays: Labor Day, September 7; Indigenous Peoples Day, October 12

Wednesdays, September 9, 2020 – July 21, 2021

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.

Holiday: Day before Thanksgiving, November 25

*Please note that classes will be held on Veterans Day (Wednesday, November 11) and a holiday observance will be planned.

November 16 – December 18, 2020

Immunity in Defense and Disease (PWY110)

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

Holidays: Thanksgiving, November 25-27

December 21, 2020 – January 1, 2021

RECESS

January 4–29, 2021

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 18

February 1 – April 2, 2021

Homeostasis I (PWY130)

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

Holiday: Presidents Day, February 15

April 5–9, 2021

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK 2

April 12–16, 2021

RECESS

April 19 – June 25, 2021

Homeostasis II (PWY131)

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

Holiday: Memorial Day, May 31

June 25, 2021

2020-2021 Academic Year I Ends

June 28-July 9, 2021

RECESS

YEAR II (2021-2022)

July 12, 2021

2021-2022 Academic Year II Begins

July 12 – August 13, 2021

Mind, Brain and Behavior (PWY140)

(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00am-12:30pm; Wednesday afternoons)

August 16–20, 2021

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK 3

August 23 – September 24, 2021

Transition to the Principal Clinical Experience (PWY150)--Times vary; please refer to the course schedule for detailed information.

Holiday: Labor Day, September 6

TBA

INTRODUCTION TO THE PCE (HMS-BASED)

TBA

INTRODUCTION TO THE PCE (SITE-BASED)

September 27, 2021

Principal Clinical Experience (PCE) Begins

Mandatory Preclerkship OSCE Sessions: 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.  

  • PDW1 (not held during PDW1 course): 3 dates to TBA 
  • PDW2 (held during PDW2 course): TBA, week of April 2021 
  • PDW3 (held during PDW3 course): TBA, week of August 2021 

Last updated: 11.26.19 

PCE

Calendars coming soon.
Calendar coming soon.
Calendar coming soon.

Post PCE

Advanced Experiences
Clinical Rotation Dates
2020 – 2022


Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

OSCE dates listed below table

Rotation Dates

Rotation Month

45 Day Add/Drop Deadline

2020

   

September 28 – October 25

October

August 15, 2020

October 26 – November 22

November

September 11, 2020

November 23 – December 20

December

Thanksgiving holiday observed on November 26-27th

October 9, 2020

December 21 – January 3, 2020

RECESS

 

2021

   

January 4 – January 31

January

November 20, 2020

February 1 – February 28

February

December 18, 2020

March 1 – March 28

March

January 15, 2021

March 28 – April 4

RECESS

 

April 5 – May 2

April

February 19, 2021

May 3 – May 30

May March 19, 2021

May 27, 2021

COMMENCEMENT

 

June 1 – June 27

June

April 17, 2021

June 28 –TBA

RECESS

 

Students should check with their elective clerkship regarding attendance for holiday observances.

Last date of attendance for graduating students is TBD.

Mandatory Clinical Capstone OSCE: TBD

Taken the month the student is in the course

Comprehensive Exam (OSCE): 
Mandatory for all students completing PCE  (½ day time requirement to complete exam) 

  •  AY20
    • May 4 -8, 2020
    • July 6-10, 2020
  • AY21 TBD

Updated 10/7/19

Historical: 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 1:00pm on Thursday, December 2o)
(PDW1 OSCE - December 17; OSCE Debriefing - December 18)

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
(PDW2 OSCE - April 8)
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
(PDW3 OSCE - August 19-22)
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)
October 1, 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.

Updated: 11/17

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, Tuesdays, 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.

Holidays: 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 11, 2019

HST Preclerkship OSCE

March 25 - March 29, 2019

RECESS

April 8, 2019

PCE, ACE begin

PCE

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    
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 8/31/2018 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

Updated 03/14/18

Principal Clinical Experience (PCE)
Clinical Rotation Dates
October 2018 – June 2021


Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

OSCE dates listed below table

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

MAY 30, 2019

COMMENCEMENT

June 3 – June 30

June
 

AY19 ends on June 30th

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)

October 1 – October 27

Rosh Hashanah observed on September 30th
 

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

April 6 – May 3

April (PCE 2 Begins)

May 4 – May 31

May

MAY 28, 2020

COMMENCEMENT

June 1 – June 28

June
 

AY20 ends on June 28th

JUNE 29 – JULY 5

RECESS

July 6 – August 2

July

August 3 – August 30

August

August 31 – September 27

September (PCE 1 Ends for October ‘19 Entry)

September 29 – October 25

Rosh Hashanah observed on September 28th
 

October (PCE 1 Begins)

October 26 – November 22

November

November 23 – December 20

December

DECEMBER 21 – JANUARY 3, 2021

RECESS

January 4 – January 31, 2021

January

February 1 – February 28

February

March 1 – March 28

March (PCE 2 ends for April ’20 entry)

MARCH 28 – APRIL 4

RECESS

April 5 – May 2

April (PCE  2 Begins)

May 3 – May 30

May

MAY 27, 2021

COMMENCEMENT

June 1 – June 27

June

AY20 ends on June 27th

Note: Dates given are for 1-month clerkships; 3-month clerkships begin: April, July, October and January.

Mandatory PCE OSCE

  • January 14-16, 2020 (snowdates: January 17 & 28)
  • June 9-11, 2020

 

Comprehensive Exam (OSCE):
Mandatory for all students completing PCE  (½ day time requirement to complete exam) 

  •  May 4 -8, 2020
  • July 6-10, 2020

Updated 10/10/18

Post-PCE

Advanced Experiences
Clinical Rotation Dates
2018 –
2019


Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

Rotation Dates Rotation Month 45 Day Add/Drop Deadline
May 29 – June 24, 2018 June April 14, 2018
June 25 – July 1 RECESS  
July 2  – July 29 July May 18, 2018
July 30 – August 26 August June 15, 2018
August 27 – September 23 September July 13, 2018
September 24 – October 21 October August 10, 2018
October 22 – November 18 November September 7, 2018
November 19 – December 16* December October 5, 2018
December 17 – January 6, 2019 RECESS  
January 7 – February 3 January November 23, 2018
February 4 – March 3 February December 21, 2018
March 4 – March 31 March January 18, 2019
April 1 – April 7 RECESS  
April 8 – May 5 April February 22, 2019
May 30, 2019 COMMENCEMENT  
May 6 – June 2 May March 22, 2019
June 3 – June 30 June April 19, 2019
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