2019 – 2021 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Summer Semester 2019

Orientation Day: May 06, 2019
Commencement of Classes: May 07, 2019
End of Semester: August 20, 2019

Fall Semester 2019

Orientation Day: September 02, 2019
Commencement of Classes: September 03, 2019
End of Semester: December 18, 2019

Winter Semester 2020

Orientation Day: January 06, 2020
Commencement of Classes: January 07, 2020
End of Semester: April 21, 2020

Summer Semester 2020

Orientation Day: May 04, 2020
Classes Resume: May 05, 2020
Semester Ends: August 18, 2020

Fall Semester 2020

Orientation Day: August 31, 2020
Classes Resume: September 01, 2020
Semester Ends: December 15, 2020

Winter semester 2021

Orientation Day: January 04, 2021
Classes Resume: January 05, 2021
Semester Ends: April 20, 2021

Summer semester 2021

Orientation Day: May 03, 2021
Classes Resume: May 04, 2021
Semester Ends: August 17, 2021

Fall Semester 2021

Orientation Day: August 30, 2021
Classes Resume: August 31, 2021
Semester Ends: December 14, 2021

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICY

Students may apply for a maximum Leave of Absence of two semesters during their degree program. This does not include the transition semester between MD5 and MD6 when students are preparing for exams and clerkship rotations. Extended Leave of Absences will be reviewed on a case by case basis and will only be granted under extra-ordinary circumstances, at the sole discretion of the University. Please note that inability to pay your tuition fees is not considered an approved reason for an Extended Leave of Absence. At the end of any approved Leave of Absence period, if a student does not resume their program, they will be automatically withdrawn from the University. If the student wishes to resume at the University after being withdrawn, they will be required to re-apply for re-entry/admission to the University. Students are required to be in good standing financially with the University in order to be able to apply for resumption or re-entry/admission.

Returning Student Guideline:

Undergraduate and Basic Science Students: Students should petition the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs at least 2 weeks prior to the intended date of return for permission to return to study. Students must prove that the circumstances leading to the Leave of Absence has been addressed and they are ready to resume their studies without further interruptions. Once permission is granted by the Dean of Student Affairs, the Student MUST then contact the Officer of the Registrar to begin the resumption process.

Clinical Clerkship Students: Students should inform the Offices of the Dean of Student Affairs and the Dean of Clinical Affairs of their intent to resume their clinical rotations. Written notice should be provided to the Dean of Clinical Affairs no later than 6 weeks prior to the intended return date.

For more detailed information governing the Leave of Absence application process and procedures, please contact the Dean of Student Affairs.