Academic Calendars

Calendars are presented by phases and include NBME Shelf Exams and OSCEs schedules. Click on a phase below to access specific dates.

2020-21 Calendars

Preclerkship

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – Health Sciences & Technology, PRECLERKSHIP CURRICULUM


London Society

Date

Event

YEAR I (2020-2021)

August 3, 2020

2020-2021 Academic Year I Begins

August 3 – August 7, 2020

Introduction to the Profession (IN555.0)
 

August 10, 2020

HST Curriculum Orientation at HMS
(Virtual, 1:00-2:00pm)

August 10 – September 2, 2020

Introduction to Biostatistics (HST190)
(Virtual, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10:00am-12:00pm)

August 11 – September 3, 2020

Matlab for Medicine (HST015)
(Virtual, Tuesday, Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00pm)

August 19, 2020

HST Orientation at MIT
(Virtual, 1:00-2:30pm)

August 20 - Fall 2020

Growth of the Physician Scientist (HST007)
(Virtual, Tuesday, Thursdays, 2:00-4:00pm)

September 1 – October 20, 2020

 

 


Molecular Diagnostics and Bioinformatics (HST162)
(Virtual, Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00pm)
(October 20, 2020 – final)

 

September 4 – December 14, 2020

Biochemistry and Metabolism (HST146)
(Virtual, Friday, September 4 intro; thereafter Mondays, 10:00am-12:30pm)
(December 14, 2020 - final)

Holiday: Labor Day, September 7

September 8 – December 16, 2020

Human Pathology (HST030)
(Virtual, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10:00am-12:30pm)
(December 16, 2020 – final)

September 9 – December 15, 2020

Cellular and Molecular Immunology (HST175)
(Virtual, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10:00am-12:30pm)
(December 15, 2020 – final)


Human Functional Anatomy (HST010)
(Virtual, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 2:00-5:00pm)
(December 11, 2020 – final)

Holiday: Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 12
Columbus Day (Federal)

October 27 – December 17, 2020

Genetics in Modern Medicine (HST160)
(Virtual, Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00pm)
(December 17, 2020 – final)

Holiday: Veterans Day, November 11, 2020

*Veterans Day observed. No classes.

Holiday: Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 25 - Friday, November 27

December 18, 2020 - January 3, 2021

RECESS

January 4, 2020 - January 8, 2021

On-site Orientation

January 11 – February 5, 2021

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

January 12 – February 4, 2021

Principles of Biomedical Imaging (HST164)
(MIT E25-117, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1:30-5:30pm)
(February 4, 2021 – final)

January 19 – February 4, 2021

Medical Decision Analysis & Probabilistic Medical Inference (HST192)
(Airport conf. room, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1600, Boston, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 2:00-5:00pm)
(February 4, 2021 – final)
**elective

Holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 18

February 2021

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

February 8– May 19, 2021

Cardiovascular Pathophysiology (HST090)
(MIT 56-114, Mondays 8:30am-12:00pm, Wednesdays, Fridays 11:00am-12:30pm)
(May 19, 2021 – final)


Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology (HST020)
(TMEC 209, Mondays,  2:00-5:00pm)
(May 17, 2021 – final)

February 9 – May 17, 2021

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 17, 2021 – 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 13, 2021 – final)

February 10 – May 5, 2021

Hematology (HST080)
(TMEC 209, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:00-10:00am)
(May 5, 2021 – final)

February 11 – May 21, 2021

Endocrinology (HST 060)
(TMEC 209, Thursdays, 1:30-4:30pm)
(May 21, 2021 – final)

Holiday: Presidents Day, February 15

April 12 - 16, 2021

RECESS

Holiday: Patriot’s Day, April 19 – MIT

June 1 – September 6, 2021

SUMMER RESEARCH

Updated: 6/2020

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – Health Sciences & Technology, PRECLERKSHIP CURRICULUM


London Society

OSCE date listed below table

Date

Event

YEAR II (2020-2021)

Holiday: Labor Day, September 2

September 8, 2020

2020-2021 Academic Year II Begins

September 8 – December 14, 2020

Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis (HST040)
(Virtual, Lab: TMEC 343, 344, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10:00am-12:30pm)
(December 14, 2020 – final)

September 9 – December 18, 2020

Neuroscience (HST130)
(Virtual, Mondays, Wednesdays, 8:30am-12:00pm, Fridays,
10:00am-12:00|12:30pm;
please check Canvas for specific time
)
(December 18, 2020 – final)

September 9 – October 21, 2020

Human Reproductive Biology (HST070)
(Virtual, Mondays, Wednesdays, 2:00-4:30pm)

September 15 – December 8, 2020

Molecular Medicine (HST140)
(Virtual, MIT 66-168, Tuesdays, 12:30-3:00pm)
*Please refer to class schedule regarding on which campus class is held for a particular date.

**elective

Holiday: Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 12
Columbus Day (Federal)

October 26 – December 16, 2020

Gastroenterology (HST120)
(Virtual, Mondays, Wednesdays, 1:30-4:00pm)
(December 16, 2020 – final)

Holiday: Veterans Day, November 11, 2020

*Veterans Day observed. No classes.

Holiday: Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 25 - Friday, November 27

December 19, 2020 - January 3, 2021

RECESS

January 4 – March 24, 2021

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


Clinical Epidemiology (HST194)
(TMEC 250, Mondays, 1:00-4:00pm)
*Meets 6 sessions)

January 5 – March 26, 2021

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

January 6 – March 24, 2021

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

Holiday: Presidents’ Day, February 15

March 2021

Soma Weiss Research Day

March 15, 2021

HST Year II OSCE

March 29 – April 2, 2021

RECESS

April 5, 2021

PCE, ACE begin

Mandatory HST OSCE Session: March 15, 2021

Updated: 6/2020

AY21 ACADEMIC CALENDAR – PATHWAYS, PRECLERKSHIP CURRICULUM

Cannon, Castle, Holmes and Peabody Societies

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) Class times vary. Please see Canvas calendar for detailed schedule.

August 10-11, 2020 & August 19, 26, and September 2, 2020

Professional Development Week 1 and Professional Development Orientation Days Class times vary. Please see Canvas calendar for detailed schedule.

August 13 – November 13, 2020

Foundations (PWY100) Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays—10:30 am-12:30 pm and 2:00-4:00 pm EST; Fridays—10:30 am-4:00 pm EST. Morning sessions will also be held on Wednesdays, August 12, 19, 26 and September 2.

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

Wednesdays, September 9, 2020 – July 21, 2021

Practice of Medicine (POM100) Class times vary. Please see Canvas calendar for detailed schedule.

Holiday: Day before Thanksgiving, November 24

*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, Fridays 1:00-4:15 pm EST)

Holidays: Thanksgiving, November 25-26

December 21, 2020 – January 1, 2021

RECESS

January 4-8 Professional Development Week (Practice of Medicine to be held on January 6)

January 11–February 5, 2021

Essentials of the Profession: Evidence, Ethics, Policy, and Social Medicine (PWY120)
(Weekdays, 8:00am-12:30pm; no class on Wednesday, February 3)

Holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 18

February 8 – April 9, 2021

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

Holiday: Presidents Day, February 15

April 12–16, 2021

RECESS

April 19 – June 25, 2021

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

Some required afternoon sessions will be scheduled to accommodate in-person learning. There will be an required interprofessional education session held remotely on the afternoon of June 15th. Please check Canvas for details as they become available.

Holidays: Memorial Day, May 31; Juneteenth, June 18 (observed)

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 20, 2021

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

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

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: 3/12/21 

Objective Structured Clinical Examinatons (OSCEs) Schedule    
Preclerkship Phase (Pathways & HST)


Harvard Medical School

Note: Dates and times are subject to change.    

Curriculur Track Type of OSCE Date(s)/Time(s) Location
Pathways Preclerkship OSCE 1

April 2, 2021 at 1:45 - 3:15 pm
April 2, 2021 at 5:00 - 6:30 pm
April 5, 2021 at 1:45 - 3:15 pm
April 5, 2021 at 5:00 - 6:30 pm
April 19, 2021 at 1:45 - 3:15 pm
April 20, 2021 at 1:45 - 3:15 pm
April 20, 2021 at 5:00 - 6:30 pm
April 22, 2021 at 1:45 - 3:15 pm
April 22, 2021 at 5:00 - 6:30 pm
April 23, 2021 at 1:45 - 3:15 pm
April 26, 2021 at 1:45 - 3:15 pm
April 26, 2021 at 5:00 - 6:30 pm
April 27, 2021 at 1:45 - 3:15 pm
April 29, 2021 at 1:45 - 3:15 pm
April 29, 2021 at 5:00 - 6:30 pm
April 30, 2021 at 1:45 - 3:15 pm
May 3, 2021 at 1:45 - 3:15 pm
May 3, 2021 at 5:00 - 6:30 pm
May 4, 2021 at 1:45 - 3:15 pm
May 4, 2021 at 5:00 - 6:30 pm

TMEC Clinical Skills Center*
Pathways Preclerkship OSCE 3 August 27, 2020 at 1:00 - 4:30 pm
August 28, 2020 at 1:00 - 4:30 pm
August 31, 2020 at 1:00 - 4:30 pm
September 1, 2020 at 1:00 - 4:30 pm
September 8, 2020 at 1:00 - 4:30 pm
September 10, 2020 at 1:00 - 4:30 pm
September 14, 2020 at 1:00 - 4:30 pm
September 15, 2020 at 1:00 - 4:30 pm
September 21, 2020 at 1:00 - 4:30 pm
September 23, 2020 at 1:00 - 4:30 pm
September 25, 2020 at 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
September 29, 2020 at 1:00 - 4:30 pm
October 1, 2020 at 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
October 5, 2020 at 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
October 7, 2020 at 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
TMEC Clinical Skills Center
HST Preclerkship OSCE March 15, 2021 at 1:00 - 4:00 pm
March 18, 2021 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
March 22, 2021 at 1:00 - 4:00 pm
March 23, 2021 at 1:00 - 4:00 pm
TMEC Clinical Skills Center

* pending approval; could be virtual depending on pandemic guidelines   

Last updated 3/12/21 

 

PCE

Principal Clinical Experience (PCE)
Clinical Rotation Dates
October 2020 – March 2022


Harvard Medical School    
Office of the Registrar

Rotation Dates Rotation Month
2020  
September 29 – October 25, 2020 October (PCE 1 Begins)
Yom Kippur observed on September 28th
October 26 – November 22, 2020 November
November 23 – December 20, 2020 December
December 21 – January 3, 2021 RECESS
2021  
January 4 – January 31, 2021 January
February 1 – February 28, 2021 February
March 1 – March 28, 2021 March (PCE 2 Ends for April ‘20 Entry)
March 29  – April 4, 2021 RECESS
April 5 – May 2, 2021 April (PCE 2 Begins)
May 3 – May 30, 2021 May
June 1 – June 27, 2021 June
June 28 – July 5, 2021 RECESS
July 6 – August 1, 2021 July
August 2 – August 29, 2021 August
August 30 – September 26, 2021 September (PCE 1 ends for October ‘20 entry)
September 27 – October 24, 2021 October (PCE 1 Begins) 
October 26 – November 22, 2021 November
November 22 – December 19, 2021 December
December 20 – January 2, 2021 RECESS
2022  
January 3 – January 30, 2022 January
January 31 – February 27, 2022 February
February 28 – March 23, 2022 March (PCE 2 Ends for April ‘21 Entry)

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

Updated 12/08/20

 

NBME Shelf Exam Schedule
October 2020 – March 2022


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
 October

10/23/20

11/06/2020 (Oct 2020 PCE Entry)

 

10/23/2020 (Friday) 10/23/2020
 November

11/25/20 (Wednesday)

 

  11/20/20
 December 12/18/20 12/18/20 (Friday) 12/18/20
       
 January 1/29/21    
 February 2/26/21   2/12/21
 March 3/26/21 3/22/21 3/26/21
       
 April 4/30/21    
 May 5/28/21   5/14/21
 June 6/25/21 6/21/21 6/25/21
       
 July 7/30/21    
 August 8/27/21   8/13/21
 September 9/24/21 9/20/21 9/24/21
       
 October TBA    
 November TBA   TBA
 December TBA TBA TBA
       
 January TBA    
 February TBA   TBA
 March TBA TBA TBA

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 5/11/20

Principal Clinical Experience (PCE)
OB/GYN and Pediatrics Core Clerkship Dates & Shelf Exams
October 2020 – March 2022


Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

Block (3-month clerkships) Subject Exam Dates
October/November/December

September 29, 2020* – November 8, 2020

November 9– December 20, 2020


November 6, 2020

December 18, 2020
RECESS December 21, 2020 – January 3, 2021
January/February/March

January 4 – February 14, 2021

February 15 – March 28, 2021


February 12, 2021

March 26, 2021
RECESS March 29 – April 4, 2021
April/May/June

April 5 – May 16, 2021

May 17 – June 27, 2021


May 14, 2021

June 25, 2021
RECESS  
July/August/September

July 6 - August 15, 2021

August 16 - September 26, 2021


August 13, 2021

September 24, 2021
   
October/November/December

September – November TBA

September  – November TBA


November TBA

December TBA
RECESS TBA
January/February/March

January – February TBA

February – March TBA


February TBA

March TBA

*Tuesday start due to Yom Kippur being observed on September 28th

Updated 5/11/20

Objective Structural Clinical Examinatons (OSCEs) Schedule      
PCE (Principal Clinical Experience) Phase  (Pathways & HST)

Harvard Medical School

Note: Dates and times are subject to change.

Curriculur Track Type of OSCE Date(s)/Time(s) Location
Pathways & HST PCE OSCE January 7, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:30 am
January 11, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:30 am
January 14, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:30 am
TMEC Clinical Skills Center
Pathways & HST PCE OSCE (continued) January 8, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:30 am
January 25, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:30 am
January 26, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:30 am
February 4, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:30 am
February 8, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:30 am
February 16, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:30 am
February 19, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:30 am
February 24, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:30 am
February 26, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:30 am
March 4, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:30 am
March 10, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:30 am
March 12, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:30 am
March 16, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:30 am
March 18, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:30 am
March 25, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:30 am
April 6, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom (virtual)
Pathways & HST PCE OSCE (continued)

June 2, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am
June 2, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
June 3, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am
June 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
June 4, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am
June 7, 2021 at 8:00 am -11:00 am
June 8, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am
June 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
June 9, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am
June 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
June 10, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am
June 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
June 15, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am
June 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
June 17, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am
June 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
June 22, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am
June 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
June 23, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am
June 24, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am
June 24, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

TMEC Clinical Skills Center

Last updated 4/18/21

Post-PCE

Advanced Experiences
Clinical Rotation Dates
October 2020 – September 2021


Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

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 26-27 

October 9, 2020

December 21 – January 3

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

COMMENCEMENT

 
June 1 – June 27 June April 17, 2021
June 28 – July 5 RECESS  
July 6 – August 1 July May 22, 2021
August 2 – August 29 August June 18, 2021
August 30 – September 26 September July 16, 2021

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

Last date of attendance for graduating students is TBD.

Updated 4/16/21

Objective Structural Clinical Examinatons (OSCEs) Schedule    
Post-PCE Phase  (Pathways & HST)

Harvard Medical School

Note: Dates and times are subject to change.

Curriculur Track Type of OSCE Date(s)/Time(s) Location
Pathways & HST Clinical Capstone OSCE March 3, 2021 (Session 1: 3:00 -5:00 pm, Session 2: 5:30 - 7:30 pm)
March 4, 2021 (Session 1: 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Session 2: 6:00 - 8:00 pm)
March 5, 2021 (Session 1: 8:00 - 10:00 am, Session 2: 10:15 - 12:15 pm, Session 3: 1:30 - 3:30 pm, Session 4: 4:00 - 6:00 pm)
April 8, 2021 (Session 1: 8:00 - 10:00 am, Session 2: 10:15 - 12:15 pm, Session 3: 1:30 - 3:30 pm, Session 4: 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Session 5: 6:15 - 8:15 pm)
April 9, 2021 (Session 1: 1:30 - 3:30 pm, Session 2: 4:00 - 6:00 pm)
Zoom (virtual)
Pathways & HST Comprehensive Exam (COMP Exam)
Students graduating in 2021:
October 14, 2020 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 22, 2020 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 29, 2020 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
November 4, 2020 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
November 6, 2020 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
November 19, 2020 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
December 3, 2020 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
December 7, 2020 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
December 9, 2020 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
December 15, 2020 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
January 6, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
January 21, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
February 2, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
February 11, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
February 17, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
February 25, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
March 5, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
March 8, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
March 11, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
TMEC Clinical Skills Center
Pathways & HST Comprehensive Exam (COMP Exam)
Students graduating in 2022:
(dates are tentative)
May 11, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
May 13, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
May 17, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
May 20, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
May 24, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
July 7, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
July 9, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
August 23, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 12, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 14, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 18, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 21, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 27, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
November 3, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
November 4, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
November 16, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
November 18, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
December 1, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
December 2, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
TMEC Clinical Skills Center

Last updated 2.25.21

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.

Each year, 135 MD students are enrolled in the Pathways program, and they learn alongside 35 first-year HSDM students in the preclerkship phase. HST enrolls an additional 30 MD students who are  committed to becoming physician-scientists. HST’s preclerkship phase is shared between HMS and MIT, and HST 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: 2021-2022 Calendars

Preclerkship

AY22 Academic Calendar – Pathways, Preclerkship Curriculum

Cannon, Castle, Hinton and Peabody Societies

Date Event
YEAR I (2021-2022)
August 2, 2021 2021-2022 Academic Year I Begins
August 2-6, 2021 Introduction to the Profession (IN555.0)
August 9-12, 2021 and August 18, 25 and September 1, 2021 Professional Development Week 1 (PDW101) and Professional Development Orientation Days
August 9-13, 2021 Mandatory Basic Life Support Training and Mask Fit Testing
August 13 – November 12, 2021

 
Foundations (PWY100)
Holidays: Labor Day, September 6; Indigenous Peoples Day, October 11

*Please note that classes will be held on Veterans Day (Thursday, November 11) and a holiday observance will be planned.
Wednesdays, September 8, 2021– July 20, 2022 Practice of Medicine (POM100)
(Wednesdays 8:00am-5:00pm*; except in January—1:00-5:00pm)
November 15 – December 17, 2021 Immunity in Defense and Disease (PWY110)
Holiday: Thanksgiving (including day before and after), November 24 - 26
December 20, 2021 – January 2, 2022 RECESS
January 3–28, 2022 Essentials of the Profession: Evidence, Ethics, Policy, and Social Medicine (PWY120)
(Weekdays, 8:00am-12:30pm)
Holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 17
January 31-February 4, 2022 Professional Development Week 2 (PDW102)
February 7 – April 8, 2022 Homeostasis I (PWY130)
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00am-12:30pm; Thursdays, 1:30-2:30pm)
Holiday: Presidents Day, February 21
April 11–15, 2022  RECESS
April 18 – June 24, 2022

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

Holidays: Memorial Day, May 30; Juneteenth, June 20 (observed)
June 24, 2022 2021-2022 Academic Year I Ends
June 27-July 8, 2022 RECESS
YEAR II (2022-2023)
July 11, 2022 2022-2023 Academic Year II Begins
July 11 – August 19, 2022 Mind, Brain and Behavior (PWY140)
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00am-12:30pm; Wednesday afternoons)
August 22 – September 23, 2022 Transition to the Principal Clinical Experience (PWY150)
(Times vary; please refer to the course
schedule for detailed information)
Holiday: Labor Day, September 5
TBA Introduction to the PCE (HMS-Based)
TBA Introduction to the PCE (Site-Based)
September 26, 2022 Principal Clinical Experience (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: January 7, 2021

AY22 Academic Calendar – Health Sciences & Technology, Preclerkship Curriculum


London Society

Date Event
YEAR I (2021-2022)
August 2, 2021 2021-2021 Academic Year I Begins
August 2 – August 6, 2021 Introduction to the Profession (IN555.0)
(Weekdays, 8:00am-5:00pm)
August 9, 2021 HST Orientation at HMS
(TBD)
August 9 – September 1, 2021 Introduction to Biostatistics (HST190)
(TMEC 209, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:00am -12:00pm)
August 10 – September 2, 2021 Matlab for Medicine (HST015)
(TMEC 227, Tuesday, Thursdays, 9:00am -12:00pm)
August 31 – October 19, 2021 Molecular Diagnostics and Bioinformatics (HST162)
(TMEC 328, Tuesdays, 2:00-5:00pm)
(October 19, 2021 – final)
September 2021 HST Orientation at MIT
(TBD)
September 3 – December 13, 2021 Biochemistry & Metabolism (HST146)
(TMEC 209, Friday, Sept. 3rd intro. 10am-12:30pm, Mondays, 9:15am-12:00pm)
(December 13, 2021 – final)
Holiday: Labor Day, September 6
September 7 – December 15, 2021 Human Pathology (HST030)
(TMEC 209, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8:15am-12:15pm)
(December 15, 2021 – final)
September 8 – December 14, 2021 Cellular and Molecular Immunology (HST175)
(Ragon Institute MIT, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:00am-12:00pm)
(December 14, 2021 – final)

Human Functional Anatomy (HST010)
(D Amphitheater, Lab: TMEC 419, 420, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 1:30-6:00pm)
(December 10, 2021 – final) 
Holiday: Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 11
Columbus Day (Federal)
October 26 – December 16, 2021 Genetics in Modern Medicine (HST160)
(TMEC 209, Tuesdays, 2:00-5:00pm)
(December 16, 2021 – final)
Holiday: Veterans Day, November 11, 2021
Observed, no classes
Holiday: Thanksgiving (including day before and after), November 24 - 26
December 17, 2021 - January 2, 2022 RECESS
January 3 – January 29, 2021 Essentials of the Profession
(TMEC, Weekdays, mornings, see course schedule)
January 4 – January 27, 2022 Principles of Biomedical Imaging (HST164)
(MIT E25-117, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1:30-5:30pm)
(January 27, 2022 – final)
January 11 – January 27, 2022 Medical Decision Analysis & Probabilistic Medical Inference (HST192)
(Airport conf. room, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1600, Boston, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 2:00-5:00pm)
(January 27, 2022 – final)
**elective
Holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 17
January 31 – May 18, 2022 Cardiovascular Pathophysiology (HST090)
(MIT 56-114, Mondays 8:30am-12:00pm, Wednesdays, Fridays 11:00am-12:30pm)
(May 18, 2022 – final)

Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology (HST020)
(TMEC 209, Mondays, 2:00-5:00pm)
(May 16, 2022 – final)
February 2022 Introduction to the Care of Patients (HST220)
(MIT E23-various, TBD)
*Please note that students must attend one of four sessions.
February 1 – May 17, 2022 Renal Pathophysiology (HST110)
(TMEC 209, Tuesdays, Thursdays 8:00am-10:00am)
(May 17, 2022 – final)

Respiratory Pathophysiology (HST100)
(TMEC 209, Tuesdays, Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm)
(May 12, 2022 – final)
February 2 – April 27, 2022 Hematology (HST080)
(TMEC 209, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:00-10:00am)
(April 27, 2022 – final)
February 3 – May 19, 2022 Endocrinology (HST 060)
(TMEC 209, Thursdays, 1:30-4:30pm)
(May 19, 2022 – final)
Holiday: Presidents’ Day, February 21
April 11 - 15, 2022 RECESS
Holiday: Patriot’s Day, April 18 – MIT
Holiday: Memorial Day, May 30
June 6 – September 2, 2022 June Consolidation Period begins (June 30, 2022 – ends)

SUMMER RESEARCH
Holiday: Juneteenth, June 20, 2022
Observed, No classes

Last updated: February 9, 2021

AY22 Academic Calendar – Health Sciences & Technology, Preclerkship Curriculum


London Society

Date Event
YEAR II (2021-2022)  
Holiday: Labor Day, September 6
September 7, 2021 2021-2022 Academic Year II Begins
September 8 – December 13, 2021 Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis (HST040)
(TMEC 250, Lab: TBD, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8:30am-12:00pm)
(December 13, 2021 – final)
September 8 – December 17, 2021 Neuroscience (HST130)
(TMEC 209, Mondays, Wednesdays, 8:30am-12:00pm, Fridays 8:30-10:00am)
(December 17, 2021 – final)
September 8 – October 20, 2021 Human Reproductive Biology (HST070)
(MIT TBD, Mondays, Wednesdays, 1:30-5:00pm)
(October 20, 2021 – final)
September 14 – December 7, 2021 Molecular Medicine (HST140)
(TMEC 128, Tuesdays 12:30-3:00pm)
*elective
Holiday: Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 11
Columbus Day (Federal)
October 25 – December 15, 2021 Gastroenterology (HST120)
(TMEC 209, Mondays, Wednesdays, 1:00-5:00pm)
(December 15, 2021 – final)
Holiday: Veterans Day, November 11, 2021
Observed, no classes
Holiday: Thanksgiving (including day before and after), November 24 - 26
December 18, 2020 - January 2, 2022 RECESS
January 3 – March 23, 2022 Principles of Pharmacology (HST150)
(TMEC 250, Mondays, Wednesdays, 9:00am-12:00pm)

Clinical Epidemiology (HST194)
(TMEC 250, Mondays, 1:00-4:00pm)
*Meets 6 sessions, February 14, 2022 – ends)
January 4 – March 25, 2022 Introduction to Clinical Medicine (HST200)
(B&W, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 8:00-5:00pm+)
January 4 – March 23, 2022 Psychopathology (PS 700M.J)
(Various + TMEC 209, Wednesdays, 1:45-5:00pm)
Holiday: Presidents’ Day, February 21
March 2022 Soma Weiss Research Day
March 14, 2022 HST Year II OSCE
March 28 – April 1, 2022 RECESS
April 4, 2022 PCE, ACE begin

Last updated: February 9, 2021

Objective Structured Clinical Examinatons (OSCEs) Schedule
Preclerkship Phase (Pathways & HST)


Harvard Medical School

Note: Dates and times are subject to change.

Curriculur Track Type of OSCE Date(s)/Time(s) Location
Pathways Preclerkship OSCE 1 TBA TMEC Clinical Skills Center
Pathways Preclerkship OSCE 2  August/September 2021 (held during Transition to PCE course) TBA
Pathways Preclerkship OSCE 3 TBA TMEC Clinical Skills Center
HST Preclerkship OSCE TBA TMEC Clinical Skills Center

Last updated 1.29.21

PCE

Principal Clinical Experience (PCE)
Clinical Rotation Dates
October 2021 – March 2023


Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

Rotation Dates Rotation Month
2021
September 27 – October 24, 2021 October (PCE 1 Begins) 
October 25 – November 21, 2021 November
November 22 – December 19, 2021 December
Thanksgiving Observed on November 25 - 26
December 20 – January 2, 2021 RECESS
2022
January 3 – January 30, 2022 January
January 31 – February 27, 2022 February
February 28 – March 23, 2022 March (PCE 2 Ends for April ‘21 Entry)
March 28  – April 3, 2022 RECESS
April 4 – May 1, 2022 April (PCE 2 Begins)
May 2 – May 29, 2022 May
May 31 – June 26, 2022 June
Memorial Day May 30
June 27 – July 4, 2022 RECESS
July 5 – July 31, 2022 July
August 1 – August 28, 2022 August
August 29 – September 25, 2022 September (PCE 1 ends for October ‘21 entry)
September 26 – October 23, 2022 October (PCE 1 Begins)
Rosh Hashana September 26
October 24 – November 20, 2022 November
November 21 – December 18, 2022 December
Thanksgiving Observed on November 24 - 25
December 19 – January 2, 2022 RECESS
2023
TBA January
TBA February
TBA March (PCE 2 Ends for April ‘22 Entry)

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

Updated 4/16/21

NBME Shelf Exam Schedule
October 2021 – March 2023

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
 October 10/22/2021    
 November 11/19/2021   11/5/2021
 December 12/17/2021 12/13/2021 12/17/2021
       
 January 1/28/2022    
 February 2/25/2022   2/11/2022
 March 3/25/2022 3/21/2022 3/25/2022
       
 April 4/29/2022    
 May 5/27/2022   5/13/2022
 June 6/24/2022 6/20/2022 6/24/2022
       
 July 7/29/2022    
 August 8/26/2022   8/12/2022
 September 9/23/2022 9/19/2022 9/23/2022
       
 October 10/21/2022    
 November 11/18/2022   11/4/2022
 December 12/16/2022 12/12/2022 12/16/2020
       
 January TBA    
 February TBA   TBA
 March TBA TBA TBA

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 3/11/2021

Principal Clinical Experience (PCE)    
OB/GYN and Pediatrics Core Clerkship Dates & Shelf Exams    
October 2021 – March 2023    

Harvard Medical School    
Office of the Registrar

Block (3-month clerkships) Subject Exam Dates
October/November/December

September 27, 2021 – November 7, 2021

November 8 – December 19, 2021


November 5, 2021

December 17, 2021
RECESS December 20, 2021 – January 2, 2022
January/February/March

January 3 – February 13, 2022

February 14 – March 27, 2022


February 11, 2022

March 25, 2022
RECESS March 28 – April 3, 2022
April/May/June

April 4 – May 15, 2022

May 16 – June 26, 2022


May 13, 2022

June 24, 2022
RECESS  
July/August/September

July 5 - August 14, 2022

August 15 - September 25, 2022


August 12, 2022

September 23, 2022
   
October/November/December

September 26 – November 6, 2022

November 7 – December 18, 2022


November 4, 2022

December 16, 2022
RECESS TBA
January/February/March

January – February TBA

February – March TBA


February TBA

March TBA

Updated 3/11/21

Objective Structural Clinical Examinatons (OSCEs) Schedule
PCE (Principal Clinical Experience) Phase (Pathways & HST)

Harvard Medical School

Note: Dates and times are subject to change.

Curriculur Track Type of OSCE Date(s)/Time(s) Location
Pathways & HST PCE OSCE TBA  TMEC Clinical Skills Center

Last updated 4.8.21

Post-PCE

Advanced Experiences
Clinical Rotation Dates
October 2021 – September 2022

Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

Rotation Dates Rotation Month 45 Day Add/Drop Deadline
2021    
September 27 – October 24 October August 13, 2021
October 25 – November 21 November September 10, 2021
November 22 – December 19 December
Thanksgiving holiday observed on November 25-26
October 8, 2021
December 21 – January 3 RECESS  
2022    
January 4 – January 30 January November 19, 2021
January 31 – February 27 February December 17, 2021
February 28 – March 27 March January 14, 2022
March 28 – April 3 RECESS  
April 4 – May 1 April February 18, 2022
May 2 – May 29 May March 18, 2022
May 26 COMMENCEMENT  
May 31 – June 26 June April 16, 2022
June 27 – July 4 RECESS  
July 5 – July 31 July May 21, 2022
August 1 – August 28 August June 17, 2022
August 29 – September 25 September July 15, 2022

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

Last date of attendance for graduating students is TBD.

Updated 4/16/21

Objective Structural Clinical Examinatons (OSCEs) Schedule
Post-PCE Phase  (Pathways & HST)

Harvard Medical School

Note: Dates and times are subject to change.

Curriculur Track Type of OSCE Date(s)/Time(s) Location
Pathways & HST Clinical Capstone OSCE TBA TMEC Clinical Skills Center
Pathways & HST Comprehensive Exam (COMP Exam)
Students graduating in 2022:
(dates are tentative)
May 11, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
May 13, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
May 17, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
May 20, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
May 24, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
July 7, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
July 9, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
August 23, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 12, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 14, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 18, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 21, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 27, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
November 3, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
November 4, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
November 16, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
November 18, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
December 1, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
December 2, 2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
TMEC Clinical Skills Center
Pathways & HST Comprehensive Exam (COMP Exam)
Students graduating in 2023:
TBA TMEC Clinical Skills Center

Last updated 2.25.21

Historical: 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 6-9, 2020

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK – 2

April 10-17, 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 21, 2020

Mind, Brain and Behavior (PWY140)
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Wednesday Psych Visits: 7/29, 8/5, 8/12)

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 Transition to PCE course): TBA

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 20 – 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, 2019

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

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)

  • TBA, 2020
  • TBA, 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.

*To accommodate changes resulting from Covid-19, the EPCC approved amending the 2019-2020 Post-PCE Academic Calendar as follows:

July 6 – 26, 2020
July 27 – August 16, 2020
Augusts 17 – September 6, 2020
September 7, 2020 – Labor Day
September 8 – September 27, 2020


Mandatory Clinical Capstone OSCE:

Taken the month the student is in the course

  • January 9, 2020
  • February 6, 2020 
  • March 5, 2020
  • April 9, 2020

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

  •  TBA, 2020
  • TBA, 2020

Updated 10/12/18