Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

SKMC Academic Calendars 2017 - 2018

First Year (Class of 2021)

July 24, 2017, Monday
Registration 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
July 24, Monday First Payment comprehensive fee due at registration
July 24-28, Monday-Friday Orientation Week
July 28, Friday White Coat Ceremony
FALL SEMESTER (Intro to the Study of Medicine, Host Defense- Blood & Cardio/Pulmonary)
July 31 - December 22, 2017
July 31, 2017, Monday Classes begin 8:00a.m.
September 4, Monday Labor Day Holiday
November 22, Wednesday Thanksgiving Holiday begins 12:00 p.m.
November 27, Monday Classes resume 8:00 a.m.
December 22, Friday Winter Recess begins 5:00 p.m.
SPRING SEMESTER (Cardio/Pulmonary & GI/Liver/Renal)
January 8 - May 18, 2018
January 8, 2018, Monday Classes resume 8:00 a.m.
January 15, Monday Martin Luther King Holiday
March 12-16, Monday-Friday Spring Break
March 19, Monday Classes resume 8:00 a.m.
May 18, Friday Summer Recess begins 5:00 p.m.
 
July 30, Monday Summer Recess ends 8:00 a.m.

Second Year (Class of 2020)

August 21, (2017) Monday 2nd Year Orientation 
August 21, Monday First Payment comprehensive fee due
First Teaching Block (Foundations of Pathology & Pharmacology)
August 22, Tuesday Course begins 8:00 a.m.
September 4, Monday Labor Day Holiday
September 8, Friday Course ends 5:00 p.m.
Second Teaching Block (Immunity, Infection & Disease & ICM-2)
September 11, Monday Course begins 8:00 a.m.
November 10, Friday Course ends 5:00 p.m.
Third Teaching Block (Clinical Skills & Foundations of Clinical Medicine & ICM-2)
November 13, Monday Course begins 8:00 a.m.
November 22, Wednesday Thanksgiving Holiday begins 5:00 p.m.
November 27, Monday Classes resume 8:00a.m.
December 22, Friday Winter Recess Begins 5:00 p.m.
January 8 (2018), Monday Classes resume 8:00 a.m.
January 9, Tuesday Second payment comprehensive fee due
January 15, Monday Martin Luther King Holiday
March 12-16, Monday - Friday Spring Break
May 11, Friday Course ends 5:00 p.m.
May 14 - June 29 Second Year Comprehensive Examination/
     USMLE Step 1 Review Period/ End of Second Year
July 9, Monday Clinical Curriculum Begins (anticipated)

Clinical Curriculum 2015 - 2017

July 10, 2017, Monday Orientation – Office of Student Affairs
Pre-Clerkship Review – TBA
Class of 2018 - Time and location to be announced
Class of 2019 - Time and location to be announced 
July 10, 2017, Monday  First payment Comprehensive Fee due 
December 22, 2017, Friday Holiday begins 5:00 p.m.
January 9, 2018, Monday Holiday ends 8:00 a.m.
January 9, 2018, Monday  Second Payment Comprehensive Fee due
January 15, 2018, Monday Martin Luther King Holiday
TBA Commencement Exercises
June 22, 2018, Friday  All 3rd Year rotations must be completed at the conclusion of 17-08 for the Class of 2019
The following dates are subject to change.
July 9, 2018, Tuesday Orientation – Office of Student Affairs
Pre-Clerkship Review – TBA
Class of 2019 - Time and location to be announced
Class of 2020 - Time and location to be announced 
July 9, 2018, Tuesday First payment Comprehensive Fee due 
December 21, 2018, Friday Holiday Begins 5:00 p.m.
January 7, 2019, Tuesday Holiday Ends 8:00 a.m.
January 7, 2019, Tuesday Second Payment Comprehensive Fee due
January 21, 2019, Monday Martin Luther King Holiday
TBA Commencement Exercises
June 21, 2019, Friday  All 3rd Year rotations must be completed at the conclusion of 18-08 for the Class of 2020

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.