Academic Calendars

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

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
September 2,7,9 and 10, 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)
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)
Holiday: Presidents Day, February 21
April 11–15, 2022  RECESS
April 18 – June 24, 2022

Homeostasis II (PWY131)

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)
August 22 – September 23, 2022 Transition to the Principal Clinical Experience (PWY150)
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: August 4, 2021

AY22 Academic Calendar – Health Sciences & Technology, Preclerkship Curriculum


London Society

Date Event
YEAR I (2021-2022)
August 2, 2021 2021-2022 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 12, 2021 – June 2022 Growth of the Physician Scientist (HST007)
(Schedule varies, please check Canvas for dates, times, and location)
August 31 – October 19, 2021 Molecular Diagnostics and Bioinformatics (HST162)
(TMEC 209, 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 7 – 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 Bldg 1-390, 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.

Curricular Track Type of OSCE Date(s)/Time(s) Location
Pathways Transition to PCE (TPCE) OSCE 

September 1, 2021 at 1:00 - 5:00 pm
September 2, 2021 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
September 2, 2021 at 1:00 - 5:00 pm 
September 7, 2021 at 1:00 - 5:00 pm
September 8, 2021 at 1:00 - 5:00 pm
September 9, 2021 at 1:00 - 5:00 pm
September 10, 2021 at 1:00 - 5:00 pm
September 13, 2021 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  

TMEC Clinical Skills Center
Pathways Winter Preclerkship OSCE November 18, 2021 at 2:00 - 4:30 pm
November 22, 2021 at 1:45 - 6:30 pm
December 6, 2021 at 1:45 - 6:30 pm
TMEC Clinical Skills Center
Pathways Spring Preclerkship OSCE April 1, 2022 at 2:00 - 4:30 pm
April 4, 2022 at 1:45 - 6:30 pm
April 5, 2022 at 1:45 - 6:30 pm
TMEC Clinical Skills Center
HST Preclerkship OSCE March 14, 2022 at 1:00 - 8:00 pm TMEC Clinical Skills Center

Last updated 10.25.21

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, 2022 RECESS
2022
January 3 – January 30, 2022 January
January 31 – February 27, 2022 February
February 28 – March 27, 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, 2023 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 10/22/21

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 June 27 - July 4. 2022
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 9/14/21

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

Harvard Medical School

Note: Dates and times are subject to change.

Curricular Track Type of OSCE Date(s)/Time(s) Location
Pathways & HST PCE OSCE January 6, 2022 at 8:00 - 11:00 am 
January 6, 2022 at 12:00 - 3:00 pm
January 11, 2022 at 8:00 - 11:00 am 
January 11, 2022 at 12:00 - 3:00 pm
January 13, 2022 at 8:00 - 11:00 am 
January 13, 2022 at 12:00 - 3:00 pm
January 19, 2022 at 8:00 - 11:00 am 
January 19, 2022 at 12:00 - 3:00 pm
January 20, 2022 at 8:00 - 11:00 am 
January 20, 2022 at 12:00 - 3:00 pm                        
June 7, 2022 at 8:00 - 11:00 am
June 7, 2022 at 8:00 - 11:00 am 
June 9, 2022 at 8:00 - 11:00 am
June 9, 2022 at 8:00 - 11:00 am 
June 15, 2022 at 8:00 - 11:00 am
June 15, 2022 at 8:00 - 11:00 am 
June 16, 2022 at 8:00 - 11:00 am
June 16, 2022 at 8:00 - 11:00 am 
June 21, 2022 at 8:00 - 11:00 am
TMEC Clinical Skills Center

Last updated 10.7.21

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 20 – January 2, 2022 RECESS  
2022    
January 3 – 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 9/14/21

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

Harvard Medical School

Note: Dates and times are subject to change.

Curricular Track Type of OSCE Date(s)/Time(s) Location
Pathways & HST Clinical Capstone OSCE March 3, 2022 at TBA
March 4, 2022 at TBA
April 7, 2022 at TBA
April 8, 2022 at TBA
Zoom (virtual)
Pathways & HST Comprehensive Exam (COMP Exam)
Students graduating in 2022:
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:
May 2, 2022 at 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
May 5, 2022 at 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
May 10, 2022 at 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
May 12, 2022 at 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
June 2, 2022 at 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
June 3, 2022 at 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
September 27, 2022 at 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
September 29, 2022 at 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
October 6, 2022 at 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
October 12, 2022 at 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
October 18, 2022 at 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
October 20, 2022 at 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
October 26, 2022 at 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
November 7, 2022 at 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
November 9, 2022 at 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
November 17, 2022 at 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
TMEC Clinical Skills Center

Last updated 10.25.21

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.

For HMS Students

Historical: 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)
Please refer to the Canvas calendar for detailed course information.

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: 6/17/21 

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


Harvard Medical School

Note: Dates and times are subject to change.    

Curricular 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.

Curricular 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.

Curricular 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:
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