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 – 4, 2017Thursday and Friday
White Coat CeremonyAugust 4, 2017Friday
Classes Begin (Fall)August 7, 2017Monday
Labor DaySeptember 4, 2017Monday
Fall BreakOctober 9 – 10, 2017Monday and Tuesday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 22 – 26, 2017Wednesday to Sunday
Classes End (Fall)December 15, 2017Friday
Winter BreakDecember 16, 2017 – January 7, 2018Saturday to Sunday
Classes Begin (Spring)January 8, 2018Monday
MLK DayJanuary 15, 2018Monday
Spring BreakApril 2 – April 6, 2018Monday to Friday
Classes End (Spring)May 18, 2018Friday
Second Year (Class of 2020)
ActivityDateDay(s)
Classes Begin (Fall)August 7, 2017Monday
Labor DaySeptember 4, 2017Monday
Fall BreakOctober 9 – 10, 2017Monday and Tuesday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 22 – 26, 2017Wednesday to Sunday
Classes End (Fall)December 15, 2017Friday
Winter BreakDecember 16 – January 7, 2018Saturday to Sunday
Comprehensive Basic Science ExamJanuary 8, 2018Monday
Step 1 Study Period and Prep SessionsJanuary 9 – 12, 2018Tuesday to Friday
MLK DayJanuary 15, 2018Monday
Classes Begin (Spring)January 16, 2018Tuesday
Classes End (Spring)1March 2, 2018Friday
Step 1 Study PeriodMarch 3, 2018 – April 6, 2018Saturday to Friday
Last Day to Take Step 1April 7, 2018Saturday
Phase 2 BeginsApril 9, 2018Monday

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 – 16, 2017Monday to Friday
Rotations BeginJune 19, 2017Monday
Independence DayJuly 4, 2017Tuesday
Labor DaySeptember 4, 2017Monday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 23 – 26, 2017Thursday to Sunday
Winter BreakDecember 22, 2017 – January 1, 2018Friday to Monday
Rotations EndMay 16, 2018Monday
Memorial DayMay 28, 2018Monday
Fourth Year (Class of 2018)
See Clerkship Rotation Calendar
ActivityDateDay(s)
Rotations BeginJune 1, 2017Thursday
Independence Day*July 4, 2017Tuesday
Thanksgiving Break*November 23-26, 2017Thursday to Sunday
Winter Break*December 24, 2017 – January 1, 2018Sunday to Monday
Match DayMarch 16, 2018Friday
CommencementMay 12, 2018Saturday
Memorial Day*May 28, 2018Monday

* 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 – 3, 2018Thursday and Friday
White Coat CeremonyAugust 3, 2018Friday
Classes Begin (Fall)August 6, 2018Monday
Labor DaySeptember 3, 2018Monday
Fall BreakOctober 8 – 9, 2018Monday and Tuesday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 21 – 25, 2018Wednesday to Sunday
Classes End (Fall)December 14, 2018Friday
Winter BreakDecember 15, 2018 – January 6, 2019Saturday to Sunday
Classes Begin (Spring)January 7, 2019Monday
MLK DayJanuary 21, 2019Monday
Spring BreakApril 1-5, 2019Monday to Friday
Classes End (Spring)May 17, 2019Friday
Second Year (Class of 2021)
ActivityDateDay(s)
Classes Begin (Fall)August 6, 2018Monday
Labor DaySeptember 3, 2018Monday
Fall BreakOctober 8 – 9, 2018Monday and Tuesday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 21 – 25, 2018Wednesday to Sunday
Classes End (Fall)December 14, 2018Friday
Winter BreakDecember 15, 2018 – January 6, 2019Saturday to Sunday
Comprehensive Basic Science ExamJanuary 7Monday
Step 1 Study Period and Prep SessionsJanuary 8-9, 2019Tuesday to Wednesday
Classes Begin (Spring)January 10, 2019Thursday
MLK DayJanuary 21, 2019Monday
Classes End (Spring)1March 1, 2019Friday
Step 1 Study PeriodMarch 2 – April 5, 2019Saturday to Friday
Last Day to Take Step 1April 6, 2019Saturday
Phase 2 BeginsApril 8, 2019Monday

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)
ActivityDateDay(s)
Phase 2 BeginsApril 9, 2018Monday
Memorial DayMay 28, 2018Monday
Independence DayJuly 4, 2018Wednesday
Labor DaySeptember 3, 2018Monday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 22 – 25, 2018Thursday to Sunday
Winter BreakDecember 22, 2018 – January 1, 2019Friday to Monday
MLK DayJanuary 21, 2019Monday
Phase 3 BeginsApril 8, 2019Monday
Memorial DayMay 27, 2019Monday
Fourth Year (Class of 2019)
ActivityDateDay(s)
Rotations BeginJune 1, 2018Thursday
Independence DayJuly 4, 2018Tuesday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 22 – 25, 2018Thursday to Sunday
Winter BreakDecember 24, 2018 – January 1, 2019Monday to Tuesday
Match DayMarch 15, 2019Friday
CommencementMay 11, 2019Saturday
Memorial DayMay 27, 2019Monday

April 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020

First Year (Class of 2023)
ActivityDateDay(s)
Statewide OrientationAugust 1-2, 2019Thursday and Friday
White Coat CeremonyAugust 2, 2019Friday
Classes Begin (Fall)August 5, 2019Monday
Labor DaySeptember 2, 2019Monday
Fall BreakOctober 7-8, 2019Monday to Tuesday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 27 – December 1, 2019Wednesday to Sunday
Classes End (Fall)December 13, 2019Friday
Winter BreakDecember 14, 2019 – January 5, 2020Saturday to Sunday
Classes Begin (Spring)January 6, 2020Monday
MLK DayJanuary 20, 2020Monday
Spring BreakMarch 30 – April 3, 2020Monday to Friday
Classes End (Spring)May 15, 2020Friday
Second Year (Class of 2022)
ActivityDateDay(s)
Classes Begin (Fall)August 5, 2019Monday
Labor DaySeptember 2, 2019Monday
Fall BreakOctober 7-8, 2019Monday and Tuesday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 27 – December 1, 2019Wednesday to Sunday
Classes End (Fall)December 13, 2019Friday
Winter BreakDecember 14, 2019 – January 5, 2020Saturday to Sunday
Comprehensive Basic Science ExamJanuary 6, 2020Monday
Step 1 Study Period and Prep SessionsJanuary 7-8, 2020Tuesday to Wednesday
Classes Begin (Spring)January 9, 2020Thursday
MLK DayJanuary 20, 2020Monday
Classes End (Spring)1February 28, 2020Friday
Step 1 Study PeriodFebruary 29 – April 3, 2020Saturday to Friday
Last Day to Take Step 1April 4, 2020Saturday
Phase 2 BeginsApril 6, 2020Monday

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)
ActivityDateDay(s)
Phase 2 BeginsApril 8, 2019Monday
Memorial DayMay 27, 2019Monday
Independence DayJuly 4, 2019Thursday
Labor DaySeptember 2, 2019Monday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 28 – December 1, 2019Thursday to Sunday
Winter BreakDecember 21, 2019 – January 1, 2020Saturday to Wednesday
MLK DayJanuary 20, 2020Monday
Phase 3 BeginsApril 6, 2020Monday
Memorial DayMay 25, 2020Monday
Fourth Year (Class of 2020)
ActivityDateDay(s)
Phase 3 BeginsApril 8, 2019Monday
Memorial DayMay 27, 2019Monday
Independence DayJuly 4, 2019Thursday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 28 – December 1, 2019Thursday to Sunday
Winter BreakDecember 24, 2019 – January 1, 2020Tuesday to Wednesday
CommencementMay 9, 2020Saturday
Memorial DayMay 25, 2020Monday