Academic Calendars

Curricular Timeline & Scheduling

Pathways students transition from the Preclerkship phase of the MD program to the Principal Clinical Experience (PCE) in the fall of their second year. HST students transition from the Preclerkship phase to the PCE in the spring of their second year. The PCE is comprised of clerkship rotations lasting 4-12 weeks and supplemented by a longitudinal multidisciplinary curriculum that incorporates mentoring, assessment, and ambulatory care experiences. All students are required to complete the 12-week Medicine and Surgery clerkships, the 6-week Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology clerkships, the 4-week Neurology, Psychiatry, and Radiology clerkships, and the longitudinal Primary Care clerkship during the 12-month PCE. The Office of the Registrar schedules all PCE clerkship rotations for students (see PCE calendars below). During the post-PCE phase of their education, all Harvard medical students have the opportunity to schedule advanced clinical electives and are required to complete a subinternship in medicine or pediatrics, pass the comprehensive OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Exam), and complete the Capstone Course in January, February, March or April of the graduating year. Pathways students are also required to complete two Advanced Integrated Science Courses (AISC), at least one of which must be completed in Year III, and Essentials of the Professions II in either Year III or Year IV (see post-PCE calendars below).

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

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

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

Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

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

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

* In observance of Rosh Hashanah (September 30, 2019), PCE 1 begins Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

YEAR III ends: June 30, 2019

PCE OSCE: Will be held on the following dates in 2019:

  • January 2019

   PCE 1 - January 22-24, 2019
   PCE 2 - January 25, 2019
   (snowdates for PCE 1 & 2 - January 29-31, 2019)

  • June 2019 - June 11-13, 2019

Updated 11/5/18

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

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

Upcoming: 2019-20 Calendars

Preclerkship

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

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 14, 21, 28, 2019

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

August 12 – November 8, 2019

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

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

August 12-16, 2019

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

Wednesdays, September 4, 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 11 – December 13, 2019

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 (Monday, November 11) and a holiday observance will be planned.

Holidays: Thanksgiving, November 27-29

December 16-20, 2019

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK – 1
(Professional Development Week 1 ends at 12:30pm on Friday, December 20)

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.

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 11 – October 22, 2019

Genetics in Modern Medicine (HST160)
(MIT E25-111, Tuesdays, 2:00-5:00pm)
(October 22, 2019 – final)

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

October 29 – December 10, 2019

Molecular Diagnostics and Bioinformatics (HST162)
(TMEC 328, Tuesdays, 2:00-5:00pm)
(December 10, 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)
(MIT E25-117, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1:30-5:30pm)
(January 30, 2020 – final)
**elective

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-10:30pm 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

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 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 7
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

PCE

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

Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

Rotation Dates

Rotation Month

September 24 – October 21, 2018

October (PCE 1 Begins)

October 22 – November 18

November

November 19 – December 16

December

DECEMBER 17 – JANUARY 6, 2019

RECESS

January 7 – February 3, 2019

January

February 4 – March 3

February

March 4 – March 31

March (PCE 2 Ends for April '18 Entry)

APRIL 1 – APRIL 7

RECESS

April 8 – May 5

April (PCE 2 Begins)

May 6 – June 2

May

MAY 30, 2019

COMMENCEMENT

June 3 – June 30

June

JULY 1 – JULY 7

RECESS

July 8 – August 4

July

August 5 – September 1

August

September 2 – September 29

September (PCE 1 Ends for October '18 Entry)

September 30 – October 27

October (PCE 1 Begins)

October 28 – November 24

November

November 25 – December 22

December

DECEMBER 23 – JANUARY 5, 2020

RECESS

January 6 – February 2, 2020

January

February 3 – March 1

February

March 2 – March 29

March (PCE 2 Ends for April '20 Entry)

MARCH 30 – APRIL 5

RECESS

April 6 – May 3

April (PCE Begins)

May 4 – May 31

May

MAY 28, 2020

COMMENCEMENT

June 1 – June 28

June

JUNE 29 – JULY 5

RECESS

July 6 – August 2

July

August 3 – August 30

August

August 31 – September 27

September (PCE Ends for October ‘20 Entry)

September 29 – October 25

October (PCE Begins)*

Tuesday start in observance of Yom Kippur 9/28

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 ends for April ’21 entry)

MARCH 28 – APRIL 4

RECESS

April 5 – May 2

April (PCE Begins)

May 3 – May 30

May

MAY 27, 2021

COMMENCEMENT

June 1 – June 27

June

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

YEAR III ends: June 30, 2019


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

Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21

Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12


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

 

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

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

COMP EXAM DATES: The Comprehensive Exam (OSCE) is mandatory for all students completing Year PCE (½ day time required to complete exam).
June 17 – June 21, 2019
July 8 – July 12, 2019

Clinical Capstone OSCE: (taken the month the student is in the course)
January 8, 2019 (snow date: January 11, 2019)
February 5, 2019 (snow date: February 8, 2019)
March 5, 2019 (snow date: March 8, 2019)
April 9, 2019

Updated 11/5/1

Advanced Experiences
Clinical Rotation Dates
2019 – 2020

Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

Rotation Dates

Rotation Month

45 Day Add/Drop Deadline

June 3 – June 30, 2019

June

April 19, 2019

July 1 – July 7

RECESS

 

July 8 – August 4

July*

May 24, 2019

August 5 – September 1

August

June 21, 2019

September 2 – September 29

September

July 19, 2019

September 30 – October 27

October

August 19, 2019

October 28 – November 24

November

September 13, 2019

November 25 – December 22

December

October 11, 2019

December 23 – January 5, 2020

RECESS

 

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

 

COMP EXAM: Mandatory for all students completing Year PCE: ½ day time required to complete exam.
June 17 – June 21, 2019
July 8 – July 12, 2019

Dates for 2020 TBD

*November 28 and 29 are HMS holidays in observance of Thanksgiving.

Last date of attendance for graduating students is May 10, 2019.

Updated 10/12/18

Historical: 2017-18 Calendars

Preclerkship

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – PATHWAYS PRECLERKSHIP CURRICULUM

Cannon, Castle, Holmes, and Peabody Societies

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last updated: October 31, 2017

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – Health Sciences & Technology, PRECLERKSHIP CURRICULUM

London Society

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

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

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

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

February 7 - May 18, 2018

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

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

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

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – Health Sciences & Technology, PRECLERKSHIP CURRICULUM

London Society

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

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

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

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

PCE

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

Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

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

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

YEAR III ends June 24, 2018

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

 

Updated 10/11/17

NBME Subject Exam Schedule
2017 – 2018

Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

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

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

3/23/2018

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

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

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

Updated 7/31/17

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

Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

Block (3-month clerkships) Subject Exam Dates

January/February/March

January 3 – February 12, 2017

February 13 – March 26, 2017

 

February 10, 2017

March 24, 2017

RECESS March 27 – April 2, 2017

April/May/June

April 3 – May 14, 2017

May 15 – June 25, 2017

 

May 12, 2017

June 23, 2017

RECESS June 26 – July 2, 2017

July/August/September

July 3 – August 13, 2017

August 14 – September 24, 2017

 

August 11, 2017

September 22, 2017

October/November/December

September 25 – November 5, 2017

November 6 – December 17, 2017

 

November 3, 2017

December 15, 2017

RECESS December 18, 2017 – January 1, 2018

January/February/March

January 2 – February 11, 2018

February 12 – March 25, 2018

 

February 9, 2018

March 23, 2018

Updated 1/6/17

Post-PCE

Advanced Experiences
Clinical Rotation Dates
2017 – 2018

Harvard Medical School
Office of the Registrar

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

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

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

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

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

Updated 5/3/17