Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

SKMC Academic Calendars 2016 - 2017

First Year (Class of 2020)

July 25, 2016, Monday
Registration 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
July 25, Monday First Payment comprehensive fee due at registration
July 25-29, Monday-Friday Orientation Week
July 29, Friday White Coat Ceremony
First Teaching Block (Human Form and Development & ICM-1)
August 1, Monday Course begins 8:00 a.m.
September 5, Monday Labor Day Holiday
October 21, Friday Course ends 5:00 p.m.
Second Teaching Block (Molecular and Cellular Basis of Medicine & ICM-1)
October 24, Monday Classes begin 8:00 a.m.
November 23, Wednesday Thanksgiving Holiday begins 12:00 p.m.
November 28, Monday Classes resume 8:00 a.m.
December 16, Friday Winter Recess Begins 5:00 p.m.
January 3, (2017) Tuesday Classes resume 8:00 a.m.
January 3, Tuesday Second payment comprehensive fee due
January 16, Monday Martin Luther King Holiday
January 20, Friday Course ends 5:00 p.m.
Third Teaching Block (The Systems & ICM-1)
January 23, Monday Course begins 8:00 a.m.
March 6-10, Monday-Friday Spring Break
April 19, Wednesday Course ends 5:00 p.m.
Fourth Teaching Block (Neuroscience)
April 24, Monday Course begins 8:00 a.m.
May 29, Monday Memorial Day Holiday
June 2, Friday Third Teaching Block ends 5:00 p.m.  Summer Recess begins 5:00 p.m.
August 21, Monday (anticipated) Summer Recess ends 8:00 a.m.

Second Year (Class of 2019)

August 15, (2016) Monday 2nd Year Orientation 
August 15, Monday First Payment comprehensive fee due
First Teaching Block (Foundations of Pathology & Pharmacology)
August 16, Tuesday Course begins 8:00 a.m.
September 2, Friday Course ends 5:00 p.m.
September 5, Monday Labor Day Holiday
Second Teaching Block (Immunity, Infection & Disease & ICM-2)
September 6, Tuesday Course begins 8:00 a.m.
November 4, Friday Course ends 5:00 p.m.
Third Teaching Block (Clinical Skills & Foundations of Clinical Medicine & ICM-2)
November 7, Monday Course begins 8:00 a.m.
November 23, Wednesday Thanksgiving Holiday begins 5:00 p.m.
November 28, Monday Classes resume 8:00a.m.
December 16, Friday Winter Recess Begins 5:00 p.m.
January 3 (2017), Tuesday Classes resume 8:00 a.m.
January 3, Tuesday Second payment comprehensive fee due
January 16, Monday Martin Luther King Holiday
March 6-10, Monday - Friday Spring Break
May 5, Friday Course ends 5:00 p.m.
May 8 - June 23 Second Year Comprehensive Examination/
     USMLE Step 1 Review Period/ End of Second Year
July 10, Monday Clinical Curriculum Begins (anticipated)

Clinical Curriculum 2015 - 2017

July 6, 2015, Monday Orientation – Office of Student Affairs
Pre-Clerkship Review – TBA
Class of 2016 - Time and location to be announced
Class of 2017 - Time and location to be announced 
July 6, 2015, Monday  First payment Comprehensive Fee due 
December 18, 2015, Friday Holiday begins 5:00 p.m.
January 4, 2016, Monday Holiday ends 8:00 a.m.
January 4, 2016, Monday  Second Payment Comprehensive Fee due
January 18, 2016, Monday Martin Luther King Holiday
TBA Commencement Exercises
June 17, 2016, Friday  All Phase I must be completed at the conclusion of 15-08 for the Class of 2017
The following dates are subject to change.
July 5, 2016, Tuesday Orientation – Office of Student Affairs
Pre-Clerkship Review – TBA
Class of 2017 - Time and location to be announced
Class of 2018 - Time and location to be announced 
July 5, 2016, Tuesday First payment Comprehensive Fee due 
December 16, 2016, Friday Holiday Begins 5:00 p.m.
January 3, 2017, Tuesday Holiday Ends 8:00 a.m.
January 3, 2017, Tuesday Second Payment Comprehensive Fee due
January 16, 2017, Monday Martin Luther King Holiday
TBA Commencement Exercises
June 16, 2017, Friday  All Phase I must be completed at the conclusion of 16-08 for the Class of 2018

There is no official Thanksgiving vacation during clinical rotations. Thanksgiving will be treated as a Sunday. Students are expected to report to their clerkship for this period. (Students will be informed by each department as to their obligations for Thanksgiving Day itself).  Students enrolled in clinical courses in the third-year have a seven-day commitment for all weeks in the course except the last week of the course, which ends on Friday.

All dates listed are subject to revision. Tuition is due no later than the first day of Orientation.