Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

SKMC Academic Calendars 2018 - 2019

First Year (Class of 2022)

July 23, 2018, Monday
Registration 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
July 23, Monday First Payment comprehensive fee due at registration
July 23-27, Monday-Friday Orientation Week
July 27, Friday White Coat Ceremony
FALL SEMESTER (Intro to the Study of Medicine, Host Defense- Blood & Cardio/Pulmonary)
July 30 - December 21, 2018
July 30, 2018, Monday Classes begin 8:00a.m.
September 3, Monday Labor Day Holiday
November 21, Wednesday Thanksgiving Holiday begins 12:00 p.m.
November 26, Monday Classes resume 8:00 a.m.
December 21, Friday Winter Recess begins 5:00 p.m.
SPRING SEMESTER (Cardio/Pulmonary & GI/Liver/Renal)
January 7 - May 17, 2019
January 7, 2019, Monday Classes resume 8:00 a.m.
January 21, Monday Martin Luther King Holiday
March 11-15, Monday-Friday Spring Break
March 18, Monday Classes resume 8:00 a.m.
May 17, Friday Summer Recess begins 5:00 p.m.
 
July 29, Monday Summer Recess ends 8:00 a.m.

Second Year (Class of 2021)

July 30, Monday First Payment comprehensive fee due
Fall Semester (Endo/Repro/Urology, Musculoskeletal/Integumentary, Neuro/Psych begins
July 30, 2018 Monday Classes begins 8:00 a.m.
September 3, Monday Labor Day Holiday
November 21, Wednesday Thanksgiving Holiday begins 12:00 p.m.
November 26, Monday Classes resume 8:00 a.m.
December 21, Friday Winter Recess begins 5:00 p.m.
Spring Semester (Neuro/Psych continues, Complex Cases)
January 7, 2019, Monday
Second Payment/Fees due
January 7, Monday Classes resume 8:00 a.m.
January 7 - February 15, 2019 Foundations Course Dates
January 21, Monday Martin Luther King Holiday
February 15, Friday Foundations Course Ends
February 18- April 12, 2019

Phase I Comprehensive Examination/USMLE Step 1 Review Period

End of Phase I

April 15, 2019 Monday
Begin Clinical Phase (Phase 2)
July 12, Friday Last date of Block 1 (Phase 2)
July 12, Friday End of 2018-2019 Academic year

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.