Medical Education Program Academic Calendar 2018-19

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Year 1 Students

Hershey and University Park Curriculum Expand answer

July 10-13: Year 1 Medical Student Orientation
July 16-27: Year 1 Medical Students: Professions of Medicine I Course

Hershey Curriculum Phase I Expand answer

July 17, 2018 to June 5, 2019: Foundations of Patient Centered Care Course
July 26: POM I summative exam
July 30 to Oct. 26: Scientific Principles of Medicine Course
July 31 to Nov. 6: Medical Humanities Course
Aug. 2, 2018 to May 23, 2019: Science of Health Systems Course
Aug. 27: SPM collaborative exam
Sept. 3: Labor Day Holiday
Sept. 24: SPM collaborative exam
Oct. 26: SPM summative exam
Oct. 29 to Dec. 14: Musculoskeletal/Dermatology/Rheumatology Course
Nov. 16: MSDR practical exam
Nov. 19 to Nov. 23: Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 27 to Feb. 19: Science of Mind-Body Course
Dec. 14: MSDR summative exam
Dec. 17, 2018 to Jan. 18, 2019: Hematology Course
Dec. 24 to Jan. 4: Winter Break
Jan. 18: Hematology summative exam
Jan. 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday/Day of Service
Jan. 22 to April 5: Cardio-Respiratory Course
Feb. 15: Cardio-Respiratory Anatomy and Imaging summative with Cardiac Physiology
Feb. 26 to April 2: Critical Thinking Course
March 11: Cardio-Respiratory Collaborative exam
April 5: Cardio-Respiratory summative exam
April 8 to April 12: Clinical Skills Immersion
April 15 to April 26: Preceptorship (and Spring Break)
April 29 to May 31: Renal Course
May 27: Memorial Day Holiday
May 31: Renal summative exam
June 3 to 7: Reflection and Assessment
June 10 to Aug. 12: Medical Student Research/Global Health

University Park Curriculum Phase I Expand answer

July 16 to Dec. 21: Patients and Sciences 1 Course
Aug. 6 to Dec. 21: Navigation
Sept. 3: Labor Day Holiday
Oct. 1 to 5: Reflection and Assessment Week
Oct. 5: Exam #1
Nov. 19 to 23: Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 14: Exam #2
Dec. 24, 2018 to Jan. 6, 2019: Winter Break
Jan. 7 to June 8: Patients and Sciences 2 Course
Jan. 7 to June 8: Primary Care Immersion
Jan. 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday/Day of Service
March 11 to 14: Reflection and Assessment Week
March 15: Exam #3
March 18 to 29: Preceptorship (and Spring Break)
May 27: Memorial Day Holiday
May 28 to May 30: Reflection and Assessment
May 31: Exam #4
June 3 to June 7: Portfolio Review
June 8 to Aug. 16: Summer Break/MSR/Global Health

Year 2 Students

Hershey Curriculum Phase I Expand answer

Aug. 13 to Sept. 21: Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology and Nutrition Course
Aug. 14 to Oct. 30: Medical Ethics and Professionalism Course
Aug. 16 to Feb. 7: Science of Health Systems Course
Aug. 24: Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology and Nutrition practical exam
Aug. 28 to Jan. 30: Foundations of Patient Centered Care Course
Sept. 3: Labor Day Holiday
Sept. 6: Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology and Nutrition collaborative exam
Sept. 21: Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology and Nutrition summative exam
Sept. 24 to Nov. 16: Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine Course
Oct. 5: Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine Anatomy and Imaging summative
Oct. 26: Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine collaborative exam
Nov. 6, 2018 to Feb. 12, 2019: Communications Course
Nov. 16: Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine summative exam
Nov. 19 to 23: Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 26, 2018 to Feb. 15, 2019: Neural and Behavioral Science Course
Dec. 7: Neural and Behavioral Science Anatomy exam
Dec. 24, 2018 to Jan. 4, 2019: Winter Break
Jan. 14: Neural and Behavioral Science collaborative exam
Jan. 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday/Day of Service
Feb. 15: Neural and Behavioral Science summative exam
Feb. 21 to March 1: Professions of Medicine II Course

University Park Phase II Expand answer

June 11 to Aug. 12: Summer Break
Aug. 12 to 24: Patients and Sciences 3 (PS3)
Aug. 12: PS3 Hershey
Aug. 13 to 17: PS3 Hershey
Aug. 20 to 24: PS3 University Park
Aug. 27 to Dec. 21: Clerkships
Aug. 27 to Dec. 21: PS3
Sept. 3: Labor Day Holiday
Nov. 22 to 25: Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 24, 2018 to Jan. 6, 2019: Winter Break
Jan. 7 to July 19: Clerkships
Jan. 7 to July 19th: PS3
May 27: Memorial Day Holiday
July 4: Independence Day Holiday
July 19: Clerkships End
July 22 to 26: Portfolio Week
July 29 to Winter Break: Patients and Sciences 4

Year 3 Students

Hershey Curriculum Phase II Expand answer

Feb. 22 to March 2: Profession of Medicine II Course
March 5 to 30: Block 1, Rotation 1
April 2 to 27: Block 1, Rotation 2
April 30 to May 25: Block 1, Rotation 3
May 28: Memorial Day Holiday
May 28 to June 8: Career Exploration and Synthesis
June 11 to 15: Assessment Week
June 18 to July 13: Block 2, Rotation 1
July 4: Independence Day Holiday
July 16 to Aug. 10: Block 2, Rotation 2
Aug. 13 to Sept. 7: Block 2, Rotation 3
Sept. 3: Labor Day Holiday
Sept. 10 to 21: Career Exploration and Synthesis
Sept. 24 to 28: Assessment Week
Oct. 1 to 26: Block 3, Rotation 1
Oct. 29 to Nov. 21: Block 3, Rotation 2
Nov. 22 to 25: Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 26 to Dec. 21: Block 3, Rotation 3
Dec. 22, 2018 to Jan. 2, 2019: Winter Break
Jan. 3 to 11: Career Exploration and Synthesis
Jan. 14 to 18: Assessment Week
Jan. 21 to March 15: Board Prep

University Park Curriculum Phase III Expand answer

There are currently no Year 3 medical students at the University Park Campus.

Year 4 Students

Hershey & University Park Curriculum Phases III-IV Expand answer

March 26 to April 6: Translating Health Systems
April 9 to May 4: Rotation 1
May 7 to June 1: Rotation 2
May 28: Memorial Day Holiday
June 4 to 29: Rotation 3
July 2 to 27: Rotation 4
July 4: Independence Day Holiday
July 30 to Aug. 24: Rotation 5
Aug. 27 to Sept. 21: Rotation 6
Sept. 3: Labor Day Holiday
Sept. 24 to Oct. 19: Rotation 7
Oct. 22 to Nov. 16: Rotation 8
Nov. 19 to Dec. 14: Rotation 9
Nov. 22 to 25: Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 15, 2018 to Jan. 6, 2019:
 Winter break
Jan. 7 to Feb. 1: Rotation 10
Feb. 4 to March 1: Rotation 11
March 4 to 29: Rotation 12
April 1 to 26: Rotation 13
May 6 to 17: Profession of Medicine III
May 18: Medical Student Commencement

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For additional information or questions, email Tomi Dreibelbis, MEd, Senior Director for Educational Affairs at tdk10@psu.edu.