Careers

Academic Calendar

The program begins July 1 annually (the date may be modified if July 1 falls on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) and is 24 months in length. Students are scheduled to attend 40 hours of combined didactic and clinical hours per week. Scheduled times vary each semester, with the 8 hours/day being scheduled between 7:00 a.m. and 11 p.m. The scheduled hours include both didactic class hours and clinical education hours, with limited didactic classes scheduled on Fridays and no didactic classes scheduled on Saturdays or Sundays. No more than 25% of the clinical hours will be scheduled on Saturdays or Sundays or prior to 7:00 a.m., or later than 7:00 p.m.

The program follows a semester schedule as follows:

The 2017-2019 Schedule:

Year 1
1st Semester: July 6, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Holidays:
September 4, 2017
November 23, 2017*
December 25, 2017*

2nd Semester: January 2, 2018 - June 30, 2018
Holidays:
January 1, 2018
May 28, 2018

Scheduled days off:
  • 5 personal days (may be used as sick days as well)
  • 5 vacation days during Christmas/New Year's class break
  • 10 vacation days during summer of first year (second semester prior to August 1)
Year 2

3rd Semester: July 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Holidays:
July 4, 2018
September 3, 2018
November 22, 2018*
December 25, 2018*

4th Semester: January 2, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Holidays:
January 1, 2019
May 27, 2019

Scheduled days off:
  • 5 vacation days during Christmas/New Year's class break
  • 4 spring break days (in spring of 4th semester)
  • 10 personal days (may be used as sick days as well)
  • 2 or more days for a student seminar if the student chooses to attend the approved seminar.
* Designated holiday observed by AnMed Health