2017-18 Academic Calendars

Click on the academic calendars below to view the three curricular phases at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine:

Orientation/Registration (3 days) July 19-21, 2017
Foundations of the Profession (1 week) July 24-28, 2017
White Coat Ceremony July 28, 2017
Human Blueprint and Architecture (6 weeks) July 31 - Sept. 8, 2017
Labor Day (no classes or clinical activities) Sept. 4, 2017
FMK Phase Wellness Retreat Sept. 29, 2017
Microbes and Immunity (6 weeks) Sept. 11 - Oct. 20, 2017
First Year Fall Break Oct. 23-24, 2017
Homeostasis Oct. 25 - Dec. 21, 2017
Thanksgiving Break Nov. 23-26, 2017
Winter Break Dec. 22, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018
Homeostasis (continued) Jan. 8 - Feb. 2, 2018
MLK, Jr. Holiday (no classes or clinical activities) Jan. 15, 2018
Digestion, Endocrine and Reproduction (DRE) Feb. 5 - April 27, 2018
Spring Break April 30 - May 6, 2018
Brain, Behavior & Movement (12 weeks) May 7 - July 27, 2018
Memorial Day (no classes or clinical activities) May 28, 2018
Independence Day (no classes or clinical activities) July 4, 2018
Summer Break July 28 - August 26, 2018

 

Introduction to Diagnostics and
Therapeutics (bootcamp)
Aug. 28, 2017 - Sept. 1, 2017
Labor Day (no classes or clinical activities Sept. 4, 2017
Clerkship Block 1 Sept. 5 - Oct. 27, 2017
Clerkship Block 2 Oct. 30 - Dec. 21, 2017
Thanksgiving Break Nov. 23-26, 2017
Winter Break Dec. 22, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018
Clerkship Block 3 Jan. 8, 2018 - March 2, 2018
MLK, Jr. Holiday (no classes or clinical activities) Jan. 15, 2018
FCC Wellness Retreat Feb. 12, 2018
Spring Break March 5-9, 2018
Clerkship Block 4 March 12 - May 4, 2018
VC3 Assessment Event  
Clerkship Block 5 May 7 - June 29, 2018

 

SECTION DATES Registration Deadline (42 day: EM, PC, ISC, AI) Registration Deadline (28 day: Electives) Registration Deadline (7 day: FHD/LC Units)
07 July 10 - Aug. 4, 2017 May 29, 2017 June 12 2017 July 3, 2017
08 Aug. 7 - Sept. 1, 2017 June 26, 2017 July 10, 2017 July 31, 2017
Immersion Orientation (3rd years): Aug. 28 - Sept. 1, 2017
Labor Day: Sept. 4, 2017 (no classes or clinical activities)
09 Sept. 5-29, 2017 July 25, 2017 Aug. 8, 2017 Aug. 29, 2017
10 Oct. 2-27, 2017 Aug. 21, 2017 Sept. 4, 2017 Sept. 25, 2017
11 Oct. 30 - Nov. 22, 2017 Sept. 18, 2017 Oct. 2, 2017 Oct. 23, 2017
Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 23-26, 2017
12 Nov. 27 - Dec. 21, 2017 Oct. 16, 2017 Oct. 30, 2017 Nov. 20, 2017
Winter Break: Dec. 22, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018
01 Jan. 8 - Feb. 2, 2018 Nov. 27, 2017 Dec. 11, 2017 Jan. 1, 2018
MLK, Jr. Holiday: Jan. 15, 2018 (no classes or clinical activities)
Intersession (3rd and 4th years): Feb. 5-9, 2018
02 Feb. 12 - Mar. 9, 2018 Jan. 1, 2018 Jan. 15, 2018 Feb. 5, 2018
03 Mar. 12 - April 6, 2018 Jan. 29, 2018 Feb. 12, 2018 Mar. 5, 2018
04 April 9 - May 4, 2018 Feb. 26, 2018 Mar. 12, 2018 April 2, 2018
Intersession (3rd years only): May 7-11, 2018
Graduation Day for EC 2014 C2.0.2: May 11, 2018
05 May 14 - June 8, 2018 April 2, 2018 April 16, 2018 May 7, 2018
Memorial Day: May 28, 2018 (no classes or clinical activities)
06 (end of AY 17-18) June 11 - July 6, 2018 April 30, 2018 May 14, 2018 June 4, 2018
Independence Day: July 4, 2018 (no classes or clinical activities)