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, 2016 through May 31, 2017

First Year (Class of 2020)
ActivityDateDay(s)
Statewide OrientationAugust 4 – 5Thursday and Friday
White Coat CeremonyAugust 5Friday
Fall Semester BeginsAugust 8Monday
Labor DaySeptember 5Monday
Fall BreakOctober 10 – 11Monday and Tuesday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 23 – 27Wednesday to Sunday
Fall Semester EndsDecember 16Friday
Winter BreakDecember 17 – January 8Saturday to Sunday
Spring Semester BeginsJanuary 9Monday
MLK DayJanuary 16Monday
Spring BreakMarch 13 – 17Monday to Friday
Spring Semester EndsMay 19Friday
Second Year (Class of 2019)
ActivityDateDay(s)
Fall Semester BeginsAugust 8Monday
Labor DaySeptember 5Monday
Fall BreakOctober 10 – 11Monday and Tuesday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 23 – 27Wednesday to Sunday
Fall Semester EndsDecember 9Friday
Winter BreakDecember 10 – January 8Saturday to Sunday
Comprehensive Basic Science ExamJanuary 6Friday
Spring Semester BeginsJanuary 9Monday
MLK DayJanuary 16Monday
Spring BreakMarch 13 – 17Monday to Friday
Spring Semester EndsMay 12Friday
Third Year (Class of 2018)
See Clerkship Rotation Calendar
ActivityDateDay(s)
GLIC IJune 13 – 15Monday to Wednesday
Rotations BeginJune 16Thursday
Independence DayJuly 4Monday
Labor DaySeptember 5Monday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 24 – 27Thursday to Sunday
Winter BreakDecember 22 – January 2Thursday to Monday
GLIC IIJanuary 3 – 4Tuesday and Wednesday
Rotations EndMay 15Monday
Memorial DayMay 29Monday
Fourth Year (Class of 2017)
See Clerkship Rotation Calendar
ActivityDateDay(s)
Rotations BeginJune 1Wednesday
Independence Day*July 4Monday
Thanksgiving Break*November 24-25Thursday and Friday
Christmas Break*December 23 – December 26Friday to Monday
New Year’s Holiday*December 31 – January 2Saturday to Monday
Match DayMarch 17Friday
CommencementMay 13Saturday
Memorial Day*May 29Monday

June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018

First Year (Class of 2021)
ActivityDateDay(s)
Statewide OrientationAugust 3 – 4Thursday and Friday
White Coat CeremonyAugust 4Friday
Fall Semester BeginsAugust 7Monday
Labor DaySeptember 4Monday
Fall BreakOctober 9 – 10Monday and Tuesday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 22 – 26Wednesday to Sunday
Fall Semester EndsDecember 15Friday
Winter BreakDecember 16 – January 7Saturday to Sunday
Spring Semester BeginsJanuary 8Monday
MLK DayJanuary 15Monday
Spring BreakApril 2 – 6Monday to Friday
Spring Semester EndsMay 18Friday
Second Year (Class of 2020)
ActivityDateDay(s)
Fall Semester BeginsAugust 7Monday
Labor DaySeptember 4Monday
Fall BreakOctober 9 – 10Monday and Tuesday
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 22 – 26Wednesday to Sunday
Fall Semester EndsDecember 15Friday
Winter BreakDecember 16 – January 8Saturday to Sunday
Comprehensive Basic Science ExamJanuary 8 – 13TBD
MLK DayJanuary 15Monday
Spring Semester BeginsJanuary 16Monday
Spring Semester Ends1March 2Friday
Phase 1 Exam PeriodMarch 3 – April 8Saturday to Sunday
Phase 2 BeginsApril 9Monday

1 – End of semester date accommodates potential cancellations due to adverse weather; expected last day is February 26.

Third Year (Class of 2019)
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)
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