MD Curriculum

Academic Calendar

The academic calendar for the IU School of Medicine MD Program varies by stage of training. Items marked by an asterisks are days off for students rotating in electives. Students rotating in required clerkships or sub-internships may have clinical shifts on these holidays.

June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018

First Year (Class of 2021)
ActivityDateDay(s)
Statewide OrientationAugust 3 – 4Thursday and Friday
White Coat CeremonyAugust 4Friday
Classes Begin (Fall)August 7Monday
Labor DaySeptember 4Monday
Fall BreakOctober 9 – 10Monday and Tuesday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 22 – 26Wednesday to Sunday
Classes End (Fall)December 15Friday
Winter BreakDecember 16 – January 7Saturday to Sunday
Classes Begin (Spring)January 8Monday
MLK DayJanuary 15Monday
Spring BreakApril 2 – 6Monday to Friday
Classes End (Spring)May 18Friday
Second Year (Class of 2020)
ActivityDateDay(s)
Classes Begin (Fall)August 7Monday
Labor DaySeptember 4Monday
Fall BreakOctober 9 – 10Monday and Tuesday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 22 – 26Wednesday to Sunday
Classes End (Fall)December 15Friday
Winter BreakDecember 16 – January 7Saturday to Sunday
Comprehensive Basic Science ExamJanuary 8Monday
Step 1 Study Period and Prep SessionsJanuary 9-12Tuesday to Friday
MLK DayJanuary 15Monday
Classes Begin (Spring)January 16Tuesday
Classes End (Spring)1March 2Friday
Step 1 Study PeriodMarch 3 – April 6Saturday to Friday
Last Day to Take Step 1April 7Saturday
Phase 2 BeginsApril 9Monday

1 – End of semester date accommodates potential cancellations due to adverse weather; expected last day is February 26.  Remainder of the week can be used for Step 1 study.

Third Year (Class of 2019)
See Clerkship Rotation Calendar
ActivityDateDay(s)
GLIC IJune 12 – 16Monday to Friday
Rotations BeginJune 19Monday
Independence DayJuly 4Tuesday
Labor DaySeptember 4Monday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 23 – 26Thursday to Sunday
Winter BreakDecember 22 – January 1Friday to Monday
Rotations EndMay 16Monday
Memorial DayMay 28Monday
Fourth Year (Class of 2018)
See Clerkship Rotation Calendar
ActivityDateDay(s)
Rotations BeginJune 1Thursday
Independence Day*July 4Tuesday
Thanksgiving Break*November 23-26Thursday to Sunday
Winter Break*December 24 – January 1Sunday to Monday
Match DayMarch 16Friday
CommencementMay 12Saturday
Memorial Day*May 28Monday

* Students rotating in IU School of Medicine electives have these days off. Students rotating in required clerkships or sub-internships may have clinical shifts on these holidays.

April 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019

First Year (Class of 2022)
ActivityDateDay(s)
Statewide OrientationAugust 2 – 3Thursday and Friday
White Coat CeremonyAugust 3Friday
Classes Begin (Fall)August 6Monday
Labor DaySeptember 3Monday
Fall BreakOctober 8 – 9Monday and Tuesday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 21 – 25Wednesday to Sunday
Classes End (Fall)December 14Friday
Winter BreakDecember 15 – January 6Saturday to Sunday
Classes Begin (Spring)January 7Monday
MLK DayJanuary 21Monday
Spring BreakApril 1-5Monday to Friday
Classes End (Spring)May 17Friday
Second Year (Class of 2021)
ActivityDateDay(s)
Classes Begin (Fall)August 6Monday
Labor DaySeptember 3Monday
Fall BreakOctober 8 – 9Monday and Tuesday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 21 – 25Wednesday to Sunday
Classes End (Fall)December 14Friday
Winter BreakDecember 15 – January 6Saturday to Sunday
Comprehensive Basic Science Exam;
Step 1 Study Period and Prep Sessions
January 7 – 12TBD
Classes Begin (Spring)January 14Monday
MLK DayJanuary 21Monday
Classes End (Spring)1March 1Friday
Step 1 Study PeriodMarch 2 – April 5Saturday to Friday
Last Day to Take Step 1April 6Saturday
Phase 2 BeginsApril 8Monday

1 – End of semester date accommodates potential cancellations due to adverse weather; expected last day is February 25. Remainder of the week can be used for Step 1 study.

Third Year (Class of 2020)
ActivityDateDay(s)
Phase 2 BeginsApril 9Monday
Memorial DayMay 28Monday
Independence DayJuly 4Wednesday
Labor DaySeptember 3Monday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 22 – 25Thursday to Sunday
Winter BreakDecember 22 – January 1Friday to Monday
MLK DayJanuary 21Monday
Phase 3 BeginsApril 8Monday
Memorial DayMay 27Monday
Fourth Year (Class of 2019)
ActivityDateDay(s)
Rotations BeginJune 1Thursday
Independence DayJuly 4Tuesday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 22 – 25Thursday to Sunday
Winter BreakDecember 24 – January 1Monday to Tuesday
Match DayMarch 15Friday
CommencementMay 11Saturday
Memorial DayMay 27Monday