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Course dates for medical students


2019

Year 2 medical students - 2019 dates

Event Date(s)
Med 2 compulsory orientation Wednesday 13 February to Friday 15 February
Semester 1 Monday 18 February to Friday 21 June
Classes commence Monday 18 February to Thursday 18 April
Mid-Semester break Friday 19 April to Sunday 28 April (1 week, Includes Easter, Otago Anniversary Day & ANZAC day)
Semester resumes Monday 29 April to Friday 31 May
Queen’s Birthday Monday 3 June
Classes resume Tuesday 4 June to Friday 21 June
June Vacation Saturday 22 June to Sunday 7 July (2 weeks)
Semester 2 Monday 8 July to Friday 25 October
Classes commence    Monday 8 July to Friday 23 August
Mid-Semester break Saturday 24 August to Sunday 1 September (1 week)
Classes resume Monday 2 September to Friday 4 October
Study week Monday 7 October to Friday 11 October
Study/Exam week Saturday 12 October to Friday 18 October
Exam week Saturday 19 October to Friday 25 October

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Year 3 medical students - 2019 dates

Event Date(s)
Semester 1 Monday 18 February to Friday 21 June
Classes commence Monday 18 February to Thursday 18 April
Mid-Semester break Friday 19 April to Sunday 28 April (1 week, Includes Easter, Otago Anniversary Day & ANZAC Day)
Semester resumes Thursday 29 April to Friday 31 May
Queen’s Birthday Monday 3 June
Classes resume Tuesday 4 June to Friday 21 June
June Vacation Saturday 22 June to Sunday 7 July (2 weeks)
Semester 2 Monday 8 July to Friday 1 November
Classes commence Monday 8 July to Friday 23 August
Mid-Semester break Saturday 24 August to Sunday 1 September [1 week]
Classes resume Monday 2 September to Friday 11 October
Study week Monday 14 October to Friday 18 October
Study/Exam week Saturday 19 October to Saturday 26 October
Labour Day Monday 28 October
Study/Exam week Tuesday 29 October to Friday 1 November

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Year 4 medical students - 2019 dates

Dunedin School of Medicine

Event
Date(s)
Semester 1 Monday 4 February to Friday 21 June
Semester commences Monday 4 February to Tuesday 5 February
Waitangi Day Wednesday 6 February
Semester resumes Thursday 7 February to Thursday 18 April
Mid-semester break Friday 19 April to Sunday 28 April (1 week, includes Easter, Otago Anniversary Day & ANZAC Day)
Semester resumes Monday 29 April to Friday 31 May
Queen’s Birthday Monday 3 June
Semester resumes Tuesday 4 June to Friday 21 June
June vacation Saturday 22 June to Sunday 7 July (2 weeks)
Semester 2
Monday 8 July to Friday 1 November
Semester commences Monday 8 July to Friday 30 August
Mid-semester break Saturday 31 August to Sunday 8 September (1 week)
Semester resumes Monday 9 September to Friday 25 October
Labour Day Monday 28 October
Semester resumes Tuesday 29 October to Friday 1 November

University of Otago, Christchurch

Event Dates(s)
Semester 1 Monday 4 February to Friday 14 June
Semester commences Monday 4 February to Tuesday 5 February
Waitangi Day Wednesday 6 February
Semester resumes Thursday 7 February to Thursday 18 April
Mid-semester break Friday 19 April to Sunday 28 April (1 week, includes Easter & ANZAC Day)
Semester resumes Monday 29 April to Friday 31 May
Queen’s Birthday Monday 3 June
Semester resumes Tuesday 4 June to Friday 14 June
June vacation Saturday 15 June to Sunday 30 June (2 weeks)
Semester 2 Monday 1 July to Friday 1 November
Semester commences Monday 1 July to Friday 23 August
Mid-semester break Saturday 24 August to Sunday 1 September (1 week)
Semester resumes Monday 2 September to Friday 25 October
Labour Day Monday 28 October
Semester resumes Tuesday 29 October to Friday 1 November

University of Otago, Wellington

Event

Date(s)

Semester 1 Monday 4 February to Friday 21 Jun
Semester commences Monday 4 February to Tuesday 5 February
Waitangi Day Wednesday 6 February
Semester resumes Thursday 7 February to Thursday 18 April
Mid-semester break Friday 19 April to Sunday 28 April (1 week, includes Easter & ANZAC Day)
Semester resumes Monday 29 April to Friday 31 May
Queen’s Birthday Monday 3 June
Semester resumes Tuesday 4 June to Friday 21 June
June vacation Saturday 22 June to Sunday 7 July (2 weeks)
Semester 2 Monday 8 July to Friday 1 November
Semester commences Monday 8 July to Friday 30 August
Mid-semester break Saturday 31 August to Sunday 8 September (1 week)
Semester resumes Monday 9 September to Friday 25 October
Labour Day Monday 28 October
Semester resumes Tuesday 29 October to Friday 1 November

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Year 5 medical students - 2019 dates

Event

Date(s)

Semester 1 Monday 11 February to Friday 14 June
Semester commences Monday 11 February to Thursday 18 April
Mid-semester break Friday 19 April to Sunday 28 April (1 week, includes Easter & ANZAC Day)
Semester resumes Monday 29 April to Friday 31 May
Queen’s Birthday Monday 3 June
Semester resumes Tuesday 4 June to Friday 14 June
June vacation Saturday 15 June to Sunday 30 June (2 weeks)
Semester 2 Monday 1 July to Friday 8 November
Semester commences Monday 1 July to Friday 23 August
Mid-semester break Saturday 24 August to Sunday 1 September (1 week)
Semester resumes Monday 2 September to Friday 25 October
Labour Day Monday 28 October
Study / exam week Tuesday 29 October to Friday 1 November
OSCE Saturday 2 November
Exam week Monday 4 November to Friday 8 November

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Year 6 medical students (TI) - 2018-2019

Event Date(s)
First quarter begins

Monday, 19 November 2018

Summer vacation Monday, 17 December 2018 to Wednesday, 2 January 2019
First quarter continues Thursday, 3 January 2019 (please check with your School as this may differ for each campus)
First quarter ends Sunday, 24 February 2019
Second quarter begins Monday, 25 February 2019
Second quarter ends Sunday, 19 May 2019
Third quarter begins Monday, 20 May 2019
Third quarter ends Sunday, 11 August 2019
Winter vacation Monday, 12 August to Sunday, 25 August 2019
Fourth quarter begins Monday, 26 August 2019
Pass / fail and distinction exams Monday, 11 November to Wednesday, 13 November 2019
TI prizegiving and graduation dinner Thursday 14 November 2019
End of academic year Sunday, 17 November 2019
House surgeon (intern) positions commence Monday, 25 November 2019
Graduation Saturday 7 December 2019, 1:00pm

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

Year 6 medical students (TI) - 2019-2020

Event Date(s)
Compulstory Orientation DayFriday 8 November 2019
First quarter beginsMonday 25 November 2019
Summer vacationMonday 23 December – Sunday 5 January 2020
First quarter continuesMonday 6 January 2020
First quarter endsSunday 1 March 2010
Second quarter beginsMonday 2 March 2020
Second quarter endsSunday 24 May 2020
Third quarter beginsMonday 25 May 2020
Third quarter endsSunday 16 August 2020
Winter vacationMonday 17 August -­‐ Sunday 30 August 2020
Fourth quarter beginsMonday 31 August 2020
Pass / fail and distinction examsMonday 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 yearSunday 22 November 2020
House surgeon (intern) positions commenceMonday 30 November 2020
Graduation