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Medical Education

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 being scheduled between 5:30 a.m. and 10 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. 

The program follows a semester schedule as follows:

The 2023-2025 Schedule:

Year 1
1st Semester: July 5, 2023 - December 19, 2023
Holidays:
      September 4, 2023
      November 23, 2023

Semester Break:  December 20, 2023 - January 2, 2024

2nd Semester: January 3, 2024 - June 30, 2024
Holidays:
      May 27, 2024

Scheduled days off:

  • 5 personal days (may be used as sick days as well)
  • 5 vacation days during summer of first year (second semester prior to August 1)

Year 2

3rd Semester: July 1, 2024 - December 19, 2024
Holidays:
       July 4, 2024
       September 2, 2024
       November 28, 2024
Semester Break:  December 20, 2024 - January 2, 2025

4th Semester: January 3, 2025 - June 30, 2025
Holidays:
      May 26, 2025
Spring Break in 4th semester, following Anderson County School District 5 Calendar.

Scheduled days off:

  • 5 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.

Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day are designated holidays observed by AnMed Health.