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2020 and 2021 course dates for medical students

2020

Year 2 medical students

Event Date/s
Med 2 compulsory orientation Wednesday 12 February to Friday 14 February
1st Semester Monday 17 February to Friday 19 June
Classes commence Monday 17 February to Thursday 9 April
Mid-Semester break Friday 10 April to Sunday 19 April  (1 week, including Easter, Otago Anniversary Day)
Semester resumes Monday 20 April to Friday 24 April
ANZAC Day (observance) Monday 27 April
Semester resumes Tuesday 28 April to Friday 29 May
Queen’s Birthday Monday 1 June
Classes resume Tuesday 2 June to Friday 19 June
June Vacation Saturday 20 June to Sunday 5 July (2 weeks)
2nd Semester Monday 6 July to Friday 23 October
Classes commence Monday 6 July to Friday 21 August
Mid-Semester break Saturday 22 August to Sunday 30 August (1 week)
Classes resume Monday 31 August to Friday 2 October
Study week Monday 5 October to Friday 9 October
Study/exam week Monday 12 October to Friday 16 October
Exam week Monday 19 October to Friday 23 October

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Year 3 medical students

Event Date/s
1st Semester
Monday 17 February to Friday 19 June
Classes commence Monday 17 February to Thursday 9 April
Mid-Semester break Friday 10 April to Sunday 19 April (1 week, including Easter, Otago Anniversary Day)
Semester resumes Monday 20 April to Friday 24 April
ANZAC Day (observance) Monday 27 April
Semester resumes Tuesday 28 April to Friday 29 May
Queen’s Birthday Monday 1 June
Classes resume Tuesday 2 June to Friday 19 June
June Vacation Saturday 20 June to Sunday 5 July (2 weeks)
2nd Semester
Monday 6 July to Friday 30 October
Classes commence Monday 6 July to Friday 21 August
Mid-Semester break Saturday 22 August to Sunday 30 August (1 week)
Classes resume Monday 31 August to Friday 9 October
Study week Monday 12 October to Friday 16 October
Study/Exam week Monday 19 October to Friday 23 October
Labour Day Monday 26 October
Exam week resumes Tuesday 27 October to Friday 30 October

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Year 4 medical students – all schools

Event Date/s
1st Semester Monday 3 February to Friday 12 June
Semester commences Monday 3 February - Wednesday 5 February
Waitangi Day Thursday 6 February
Semester resumes Friday 7 February - Thursday 9 April
Mid-Semester break Friday 10 April to Sunday 19 April (1 week, including Easter & Otago Anniversary Day)
Semester resumes Monday 20 April to Friday 24 April
ANZAC Day (observance) Monday 27 April
Semester resumes Tuesday 2 June to Friday 29 May
Queen's Birthday Monday 1 June
Semester resumes Tuesday 2 June to Friday 12 June
June Vacation Saturday 13 June to Sunday 28 June (2 weeks)
2nd Semester Monday 29 June to Friday 30 October
Semester commences Monday 29 June to Friday 21 August
Mid-Semester break Saturday 22 August to Sunday 30 August (1 week)
Semester resumes Monday 31 August to Friday 23 October
Labour Day Monday 26 October
Semester resumes Tuesday 27 October to Friday 30 October

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Year 5 medical students – all schools

Event Date/s
1st Semester Monday 10 February to Friday 12 June
Semester commences Monday 10 February to Thursday 9 April
Mid-Semester break Friday 10 April to Sunday 19 April (1 week, including Easter & Otago Anniversary Day)
Semester resumes Monday 20 April to Friday 24 April
ANZAC Day (observance) Monday 27 April
Semester resumes Tuesday 28 April to Friday 29 May
Queen's Birthday Monday 1 June
Semester resumes Tuesday 2 June to Friday 12 June
June Vacation Saturday 13 June to Sunday 28 June (2 weeks)
2nd Semester Monday 29 June to Friday 6 November
Semester commences Monday 29 June to Friday 21 August
Mid-Semester break Saturday 22 August to Sunday 30 August (1 week)
Semester resumes Monday 31 August to Friday 23 October
Labour Day Monday 26 October
Study week Tuesday 27 October to Friday 30 October
OSCE Saturday 31 October
Exam week Monday 2 November to Friday 6 November

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Year 6 - TI - 2019-2020 – all schools

Event Date/s
Compulsory Orientation Day Friday 8 November 2019
First quarter begins Monday 25 November 2019
Summer vacation Monday 23 December 2019 – Sunday 5 January 2020
First quarter continues Monday 6 January 2020
First quarter ends Sunday 1 March 2010
Second quarter begins Monday 2 March 2020
Second quarter ends Sunday 24 May 2020
Third quarter begins Monday 25 May 2020
Third quarter ends Sunday 16 August 2020
Winter vacation Monday 17 August - Sunday 30 August 2020
Fourth quarter begins Monday 31 August 2020
Pass / fail and distinction exams Monday 16 November - Wednesday 18 November 2020
TI prizegiving and graduation dinner (DSM & UOC) Thursday 19 November 2020
TI prizegiving and graduation dinner (UOW) Friday 20 November 2020
End of academic year Sunday 22 November 2020
House surgeon (intern) positions commence Monday 30 November 2020

Trainee Interns (TIs) do not get statutory holidays off; vacation periods substitute for all statutory holidays.

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2021


Year 2 medical students

Med 2 Compulsory Orientation – Wednesday 17 February to Friday 19 February

Event Date/s
Semester 1
Monday 22 February to Friday 25 June
Classes commence Monday 22 February to Thursday 1 April
Mid-Semester break Friday 2 April to Sunday 11 April (1 week)
(Includes Easter, Otago Anniversary Day)
Semester resumes Monday 12 April to Friday 23 April
ANZAC Day (observance) Monday 26 April
Semester resumes Tuesday 27 April to Friday 4 June
Queen's Birthday Monday 7 June
Classes resume Tuesday 8 June to Friday 25 June
June vacation Saturday 26 June to Sunday 11 July (2 weeks)
Semester 2 Monday 12 July to Friday 29 October
Classes commence Monday 12 July to Friday 27 August
Mid-Semester break Saturday 28 August to Sunday 5 September (1 week)
Classes resume Monday 6 September to Friday 8 October
Study week Monday 11 October to Friday 15 October
Study/exam week Monday 18 October to Friday 22 October
Labour Day Monday 25 October
Exam week Tuesday 26 October to Friday 29 October

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Year 3 medical students

Events Date/s
Semester 1 Monday 22 February to Friday 25 June
Classes commence Monday 22 February to Thursday 1 April
Mid-Semester break Friday 2 April to Sunday 11 April (1 week)
Semester resumes Monday 12 April to Friday 23 April
ANZAC Day (observance) Monday 26 April
Semester resumes Tuesday 27 April to Friday 4 June
Queen's Birthday Monday 7 June
Classes resume Monday 8 June to Friday 25 June
June Vacation Saturday 26 June to Sunday 11 July (2 weeks)
Semester 2 Monday 12 July to Friday 5 November
Classes commence Monday 12 July to Friday 27 August
Mid-Semester break Saturday 28 August to Sunday 5 September (1 week)
Classes resume Monday 6 September to Friday 15 October
Study week Monday 18 October to Friday 22 October
Labour Day Monday 25 October
Study/Exam week Tuesday 26 October to Friday 29 October
Exam week resume Monday 1 November to Friday 5 November

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Year 4 medical students – all schools

Event Date/s
1st Semester Monday 1 February to Friday 11 June
Semester commences Monday 1 February – Friday 5 February
Waitangi Day (observance) Monday 8 February
Semester resumes Tuesday 9 February – Thursday 1April
Mid-Semester break Friday 2 April to Sunday 11 April (1 week, including Easter and Otago Anniversary Day)
Semester resumes Monday 12 April – Friday 23 April
ANZAC Day (observance) Monday 26 April
Semester resumes Tuesday 27 April to Friday 4 June
Queen's Birthday Monday 7 June
Semester resumes Tuesday 8 June to Friday 11 June
June Vacation Saturday 12 June to Sunday 27 June (2 weeks)
2nd Semester Monday 28 June to Friday 29 October
Semester commences Monday 28 June to Friday 20 August
Mid-Semester break Saturday 21 August to Sunday 29 August (1 week)
Semester resumes Monday 30 August to Friday 22 October
Labour Day Monday 25 October
Semester resumes Tuesday 26 October to Friday 29 October

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Year 5 medical students – all schools

Event Date/s
1st Semester Tuesday 9 February to Friday 11 June
Semester commences Tuesday 9 February to Thursday 1 April
Mid-Semester break Friday 2 April to Sunday 11 April (1 week, including Easter and Otago Anniversary Day)
Semester resumes Monday 12 April to Friday 23 April
ANZAC Day (observance) Monday 26 April
Semester resumes Tuesday 27 April to Friday 4 June
Queen's Birthday Monday 7 June
Semester resumes Tuesday 8 June to Friday 11 June
June Vacation Saturday 12 June to Sunday 27 June (2 weeks)
2nd Semester Monday 28 June to Friday 5 November
Semester commences Monday 28 June to Friday 20 August
Mid-Semester break Saturday 21 August to Sunday 29 August (1 week)
Semester resumes Monday 30 August to Friday 22 October
Labour Day Monday 25 October
Study week Tuesday 26 October to Friday 29 October
OSCE Saturday 30 October
Exam week Monday 1 November to Friday 5 November

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