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.

April 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019

First Year (Class of 2022)
Activity Date Day(s)
Statewide Orientation August 1 – 3, 2018 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
White Coat Ceremony August 3, 2018 Friday
Classes Begin (Fall) August 6, 2018 Monday
Labor Day September 3, 2018 Monday
Fall Break October 8 – 9, 2018 Monday and Tuesday
Thanksgiving Break November 21 – 25, 2018 Wednesday to Sunday
Classes End (Fall) December 14, 2018 Friday
Winter Break December 15, 2018 – January 6, 2019 Saturday to Sunday
Classes Begin (Spring) January 7, 2019 Monday
MLK Day January 21, 2019 Monday
Spring Break April 1-5, 2019 Monday to Friday
Classes End (Spring) May 17, 2019 Friday
Second Year (Class of 2021)
Activity Date Day(s)
Classes Begin (Fall) August 6, 2018 Monday
Labor Day September 3, 2018 Monday
Fall Break October 8 – 9, 2018 Monday and Tuesday
Thanksgiving Break November 21 – 25, 2018 Wednesday to Sunday
Classes End (Fall) December 14, 2018 Friday
Winter Break December 15, 2018 – January 6, 2019 Saturday to Sunday
Comprehensive Basic Science Exam January 7 Monday
Step 1 Study Period and Prep Sessions January 8-9, 2019 Tuesday to Wednesday
Classes Begin (Spring) January 10, 2019 Thursday
MLK Day January 21, 2019 Monday
Classes End (Spring)1 March 1, 2019 Friday
Step 1 Study Period March 2 – April 5, 2019 Saturday to Friday
Last Day to Take Step 1 April 6, 2019 Saturday
Phase 2 Begins April 8, 2019 Monday

1 – End of semester date accommodates potential cancellations due to adverse weather; expected last day is February 22. Remaining time can be used for Step 1 study.

Third Year (Class of 2020)
Activity Date Day(s)
Phase 2 Begins April 9, 2018 Monday
Memorial Day May 28, 2018 Monday
Independence Day July 4, 2018 Wednesday
Labor Day September 3, 2018 Monday
Thanksgiving Break November 22 – 25, 2018 Thursday to Sunday
Winter Break December 22, 2018 – January 1, 2019 Friday to Monday
MLK Day January 21, 2019 Monday
Phase 3 Begins April 8, 2019 Monday
Memorial Day May 27, 2019 Monday
Fourth Year (Class of 2019)
Activity Date Day(s)
Rotations Begin June 1, 2018 Thursday
Independence Day July 4, 2018 Tuesday
Thanksgiving Break November 22 – 25, 2018 Thursday to Sunday
Winter Break December 24, 2018 – January 1, 2019 Monday to Tuesday
Match Day March 15, 2019 Friday
Commencement May 11, 2019 Saturday
Memorial Day May 27, 2019 Monday

April 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020

First Year (Class of 2023)
Activity Date Day(s)
Statewide Orientation July 31 – August 2, 2019 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
White Coat Ceremony August 2, 2019 Friday
Classes Begin (Fall) August 5, 2019 Monday
Labor Day September 2, 2019 Monday
Fall Break October 7-8, 2019 Monday to Tuesday
Thanksgiving Break November 27 – December 1, 2019 Wednesday to Sunday
Classes End (Fall) December 13, 2019 Friday
Winter Break December 14, 2019 – January 5, 2020 Saturday to Sunday
Classes Begin (Spring) January 6, 2020 Monday
MLK Day January 20, 2020 Monday
Spring Break March 30 – April 3, 2020 Monday to Friday
Classes End (Spring) May 15, 2020 Friday
Second Year (Class of 2022)
Activity Date Day(s)
Classes Begin (Fall) August 5, 2019 Monday
Labor Day September 2, 2019 Monday
Fall Break October 7-8, 2019 Monday and Tuesday
Thanksgiving Break November 27 – December 1, 2019 Wednesday to Sunday
Classes End (Fall) December 13, 2019 Friday
Winter Break December 14, 2019 – January 5, 2020 Saturday to Sunday
Comprehensive Basic Science Exam January 6, 2020 Monday
Step 1 Study Period and Prep Sessions January 7-8, 2020 Tuesday to Wednesday
Classes Begin (Spring) January 9, 2020 Thursday
MLK Day January 20, 2020 Monday
Classes End (Spring)1 February 28, 2020 Friday
Step 1 Study Period February 29 – April 3, 2020 Saturday to Friday
Last Day to Take Step 1 April 4, 2020 Saturday
Phase 2 Begins April 6, 2020 Monday

1 – End of semester date accommodates potential cancellations due to adverse weather; expected last day is February 21. Remaining time can be used for Step 1 study.

Third Year (Class of 2021)
Activity Date Day(s)
Phase 2 Begins April 8, 2019 Monday
Memorial Day May 27, 2019 Monday
Independence Day July 4, 2019 Thursday
Labor Day September 2, 2019 Monday
Thanksgiving Break November 28 – December 1, 2019 Thursday to Sunday
Winter Break December 21, 2019 – January 1, 2020 Saturday to Wednesday
MLK Day January 20, 2020 Monday
Phase 3 Begins April 6, 2020 Monday
Memorial Day May 25, 2020 Monday
Fourth Year (Class of 2020)
Activity Date Day(s)
Phase 3 Begins April 8, 2019 Monday
Memorial Day May 27, 2019 Monday
Independence Day July 4, 2019 Thursday
Thanksgiving Break November 28 – December 1, 2019 Thursday to Sunday
Winter Break December 24, 2019 – January 1, 2020 Tuesday to Wednesday
Commencement May 9, 2020 Saturday
Memorial Day May 25, 2020 Monday