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Course dates for medical students

2020

Year 2 medical students

EventDate/s
Med 2 compulsory orientationWednesday 12 February to Friday 14 February
1st Semester Monday 17 February to Friday 19 June
Classes commenceMonday 17 February to Thursday 9 April
Mid-Semester breakFriday 10 April to Sunday 19 April  (1 week, including Easter, Otago Anniversary Day)
Semester resumesMonday 20 April to Friday 24 April
ANZAC Day (observance)Monday 27 April
Semester resumesTuesday 28 April to Friday 29 May
Queen’s BirthdayMonday 1 June
Classes resumeTuesday 2 June to Friday 19 June
June VacationSaturday 20 June to Sunday 5 July (2 weeks)
2nd Semester Monday 6 July to Friday 23 October
Classes commenceMonday 6 July to Friday 21 August
Mid-Semester breakSaturday 22 August to Sunday 30 August (1 week)
Classes resumeMonday 31 August to Friday 2 October
Study weekMonday 5 October to Friday 9 October
Study/exam weekMonday 12 October to Friday 16 October
Exam weekMonday 19 October to Friday 23 October

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Year 3 medical students

EventDate/s
1st Semester
Monday 17 February to Friday 19 June
Classes commenceMonday 17 February to Thursday 9 April
Mid-Semester breakFriday 10 April to Sunday 19 April (1 week, including Easter, Otago Anniversary Day)
Semester resumesMonday 20 April to Friday 24 April
ANZAC Day (observance)Monday 27 April
Semester resumesTuesday 28 April to Friday 29 May
Queen’s BirthdayMonday 1 June
Classes resumeTuesday 2 June to Friday 19 June
June VacationSaturday 20 June to Sunday 5 July (2 weeks)
2nd Semester
Monday 6 July to Friday 30 October
Classes commenceMonday 6 July to Friday 21 August
Mid-Semester breakSaturday 22 August to Sunday 30 August (1 week)
Classes resumeMonday 31 August to Friday 9 October
Study weekMonday 12 October to Friday 16 October
Study/Exam weekMonday 19 October to Friday 23 October
Labour DayMonday 26 October
Exam week resumesTuesday 27 October to Friday 30 October

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Year 4 medical students - all schools

EventDate/s
1st SemesterMonday 3 February to Friday 12 June
Semester commencesMonday 3 February - Wednesday 5 February
Waitangi DayThursday 6 February
Semester resumesFriday 7 February - Thursday 9 April
Mid-Semester breakFriday 10 April to Sunday 19 April (1 week, including Easter & Otago Anniversary Day)
Semester resumesMonday 20 April to Friday 24 April
ANZAC Day (observance)Monday 27 April
Semester resumesTuesday 2 June to Friday 29 May
Queen's BirthdayMonday 1 June
Semester resumesTuesday 2 June to Friday 12 June
June VacationSaturday 13 June to Sunday 28 June (2 weeks)
2nd SemesterMonday 29 June to Friday 30 October
Semester commencesMonday 29 June to Friday 21 August
Mid-Semester breakSaturday 22 August to Sunday 30 August (1 week)
Semester resumesMonday 31 August to Friday 23 October
Labour DayMonday 26 October
Semester resumesTuesday 27 October to Friday 30 October

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Year 5 medical students - all schools

EventDate/s
1st SemesterMonday 10 February to Friday 12 June
Semester commencesMonday 10 February to Thursday 9 April
Mid-Semester breakFriday 10 April to Sunday 19 April (1 week, including Easter & Otago Anniversary Day)
Semester resumesMonday 20 April to Friday 24 April
ANZAC Day (observance)Monday 27 April
Semester resumesTuesday 28 April to Friday 29 May
Queen's BirthdayMonday 1 June
Semester resumesTuesday 2 June to Friday 12 June
June VacationSaturday 13 June to Sunday 28 June (2 weeks)
2nd SemesterMonday 29 June to Friday 6 November
Semester commencesMonday 29 June to Friday 21 August
Mid-Semester breakSaturday 22 August to Sunday 30 August (1 week)
Semester resumesModnay 31 August to Friday 23 October
Labour DayMonday 26 October
Study weekTuesday 27 October to Friday 30 October
OSCESaturday 31 October
Exam weekMonday 2 November to Friday 6 November

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Year 6 - TI - 2019-2020 - all schools

EventDate/s
Compulsory Orientation DayFriday 8 November 2019
First quarter beginsMonday 25 November 2019
Summer vacationMonday 23 December 2019 – 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

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

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