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 7:00 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. 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 2021-2023 Schedule:

Year 1
1st Semester: July 1, 2021 - December 19, 2021
Holidays:
September 6, 2021
November 25, 2021
Semester Break December 20, 2021 - January 2, 2022

2nd Semester: January 3, 2022 - June 30, 2022
Holidays:
May 30, 2022

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, 2022 - December 19, 2022
Holidays:
July 4, 2022
September 5, 2022
November 24, 2022
Semester Break December 20, 2022 - January 2, 2023

4th Semester: January 3, 2023 - June 30, 2023
Holidays:
May 29, 2023
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.