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Course dates for medical students

2021–2022

Year 6 medical students

Med 6 Compulsory Orientation Day – Friday 5 November 2021

Event Date/s
First quarter begins Monday 22 November 2021
Summer vacation Monday 20 December 2021 – Monday 3 January 2022
First quarter continues Tuesday 4 January 2022
First quarter ends Sunday 27 February 2022
Second quarter begins Monday 28 February 2022
Second quarter ends Sunday 22 May 2022
Third quarter begins Monday 23 May 2022
Third quarter ends Sunday 14 August 2022
Winter vacation (2 weeks) Monday 15 August – Sunday 28 August 2022
Fourth quarter begins Monday 29 August 2022
Pass/fail and distinction exams Monday 14 November – Wednesday 16 November 2022
T1 prize giving and graduation dinner (DSM and UOC) Thursday 17 November 2022
T1 prize giving and graduation dinner (UOW) Friday 18 November 2022
End of academic year Sunday 20 November 2022


Please Note: If a TI is required to apprentice on public holidays, they should be allowed one day’s leave in lieu of this, to be taken at an appropriate time within the same module. This leave should be discussed with the senior members of the team to arrange a day that is beneficial for all parties and where there are unlikely to be any significant impact on the clinical team as a result of TI absence.

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2022

Year 2 medical students

Med 2 Compulsory Orientation – Wednesday 16 February to Friday 18 February

Event Date/s
Semester 1
Monday 21 February to Thursday 23 June
Classes commence Monday 21 February to Thursday 14 April
Mid-Semester break Friday 15 April to Sunday 24 April (1 week)
(Includes Easter, Otago Anniversary Day observance)
ANZAC Day Monday 25 April
Semester resumes Tuesday 26 April to Friday 3 June
Queen's Birthday Monday 6 June
Classes resume Tuesday 7 June to Thursday 23 June
Matariki Friday 24 June
June vacation Saturday 25 June to Sunday 10 July (2 weeks)
Semester 2 Monday 11 July to Friday 28 October
Classes commence Monday 11 July to Friday 26 August
Mid-Semester break Saturday 27 August to Sunday 4 September (1 week)
Classes resume Monday 5 September to Friday 7 October
Study week Monday 10 October to Friday 14 October
Study/exam week Monday 17 October to Friday 21 October
Labour Day Monday 24 October
Exam week Tuesday 25 October to Friday 28 October

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Year 3 medical students

Events Date/s
Semester 1 Monday 21 February to Thursday 23 June
Classes commence Monday 21 February to Thursday 14 April
Mid-Semester break Friday 15 April to Sunday 24 April (1 week)
(Includes Easter, Otago Anniversary Day observance)
ANZAC Day Monday 25 April
Semester resumes Tuesday 26 April to Friday 3 June
Queen's Birthday Monday 6 June
Classes resume Tuesday 7 June to Thursday 23 June
Matariki Friday, 24 June
June vacation Saturday 25 June to Sunday 10 July (2 weeks)
Semester 2 Monday 11 July to Friday 4 November
Classes commence Monday 11 July to Friday 26 August
Mid-Semester break Saturday 27 August to Sunday 4 September (1 week)
Classes resume Monday 5 September to Friday 14 October
Study week Monday 17 October to Friday 21 October
Labour Day Monday 24 October
Study/Exam week Tuesday 25 October to Friday 28 October
Exam week Monday 31 October to Friday 4 November

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Year 4 medical students – all campuses

Event Date/s
Semester 1
Monday 31 January to Friday 17 June
Semester commences Monday 31 January to Friday 4 February
Waitangi Day (observance) Monday 7 February
Semester resumes Tuesday 8 February to Thursday 14 April
Mid-Semester break Friday 15 April to Sunday 24 April (1 week)
(includes Easter and Otago Anniversary Day observance)
ANZAC Day Monday 25 April
Semester resumes Tuesday 26 April to Friday 3 June
Queen's Birthday Monday 6 June
Semester resumes Tuesday 7 June to Friday 17 June
June vacation Saturday 18 June to Sunday 3 July (2 weeks)
Semester 2
Monday 4 July to Friday 28 October
Semester commences Monday 4 July to Friday 26 August
Mid-Semester break Saturday 27 August to Sunday 4 September (1 week)
Semester resumes Monday 5 September to Friday 21 October
Labour Day Monday 24 October
Semester resumes Tuesday 25 October to Friday 28 October

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Year 5 medical students – all campuses

Event Date/s
Semester 1
Tuesday 8 February to Friday 17 June
Semester commences Tuesday 8 February to Thursday 14 April
Mid-Semester break Friday 15 April to Sunday 24 April (1 week)
(includes Easter and Otago Anniversary Day observance)
ANZAC Day Monday 25 April
Semester resumes Tuesday 26 April to Friday 3 June
Queen's Birthday Monday 6 June
Semester resumes Tuesday 7 June to Friday 17 June
June vacation Saturday 18 June to Sunday 3 July (2 weeks)
Semester 2
Monday 4 July to Friday 4 November
Semester commences Monday 4 July to Friday 26 August
Mid-Semester break Saturday 27 August to Sunday 4 September (1 week)
Semester resumes Monday 5 September to Friday 21 October
Labour Day Monday 24 October
Study week Tuesday 25 October to Friday 28 October
OSCE Saturday 29 October
Exam week Monday 31 October to Friday 4 November

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2022–2023

Year 6

Med 6 compulsory orientation day – Friday 4 November 2022

Event Date/s
First Quarter begins Monday 21 November 2022
Summer vacation (2 weeks) Monday 19 December 2022 – Tuesday 3 January 2023
First Quarter continues Wednesday 4 January 2023
First Quarter ends Sunday 26 February 2023
Second Quarter begins Monday 27 February 2023
Second Quarter ends Sunday 21 May 2023
Third Quarter begins Monday 22 May 2023
Third Quarter ends Sunday 13 August 2023
Winter vacation (2 weeks) Monday 14 August – Sunday 27 August 2023
Fourth Quarter begins Monday 28 August 2023
Pass/Fail and Distinction exams Monday 13 November – Wednesday 15 November 2023
TI prize-giving and graduation dinner (DSM and UOC) Thursday 16 November 2023
TI prize-giving and graduation dinner (UOW) Friday 17 November 2023
End of academic year Sunday 19 November 2023

Please note: If a Trainee Intern is required to apprentice on public holidays, they should be allowed one day’s leave in lieu of this, to be taken at an appropriate time within the same module. This leave should be discussed with the senior members of the team to arrange a day that is beneficial for all parties and where there are unlikely to be any significant impact on the clinical team as a result of TI absence).

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2023

Year 2 medical students

Med 2 compulsory orientation – Wednesday 15 February to Friday 17 February 2023

Event Date/s
Semester 1 Monday 20 February to Friday 23 June
Classes commence Monday 20 February to Thursday 6 April
Mid-semester break Friday 7 April to Sunday 16 April (1 week)
Classes resume Monday 17 April to Monday 24 April
ANZAC Day Tuesday 25 April
Classes resume Wednesday 26 April to Friday 2 June
Queen’s Birthday Monday 5 June
Classes resume Tuesday 6 June to Friday 23 June
Mid-year vacation Saturday 24 June to Sunday 9 July (2 weeks)
Semester 2 Monday 10 July to Friday 27 October
Classes commence Monday 10 July to Thursday 13 July
Matariki Friday 14 July
Classes resume Monday 17 July to Friday 25 August
Mid-semester break Saturday 26 August to Sunday 3 September (1 week)
Classes resume Monday 4 September to Friday 6 October
Study week Monday 9 October to Friday 13 October
Study/exam week Monday 16 October to Friday 20 October
Labour Day Monday 23 October
Exam week Tuesday 24 October to Friday 27 October

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Year 3 medical students

Event Date/s
Semester 1 Monday 20 February to Friday 23 June
Classes commence Monday 20 February to Thursday 6 April
Mid-semester break Friday 7 April to Sunday 16 April (1 week)
(Includes Easter, Otago Anniversary Day observance)
Classes resume Monday 17 April to Monday 24 April
ANZAC Day Tuesday 25 April
Classes resume Wednesday 26 April to Friday 2 June
Queen’s Birthday Monday 5 June
Classes resume Tuesday 6 June to Friday 23 June
Mid-year vacation Saturday 24 June to Sunday 9 July (2 weeks)
Semester 2 Monday 10 July to Friday 3 November
Classes commence Monday 10 July to Thursday 13 July
Matariki Friday 14 July
Classes resume Monday 17 July to Friday 25 August
Mid-semester break Saturday 26 August to Sunday 3 September (1 week)
Classes resume Monday 4 September to Friday 13 October
Study week Monday 16 October to Friday 20 October
Labour Day Monday 23 October
Study/exam week Tuesday 24 October to Friday 27 October
Exam week Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November

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Year 4 medical students – all campuses

Event Date/s
Semester 1 Monday 30 January to Friday 16 June
Classes commence Monday 30 January to Thursday 6 April
Mid-semester break Friday 7 April to Sunday 16 April (1 week)
(Includes Easter, Otago Anniversary Day observance)
Classes resume Monday 17 April to Monday 24 April
ANZAC Day Tuesday 25 April
Classes resume Wednesday 26 April to Friday 2 June
Queen’s Birthday Monday 5 June
Classes resume Tuesday 6 June to Friday 16 June
Mid-year vacation Saturday 17 June to Sunday 2 July (2 weeks)
Semester 2 Monday 3 July to Friday 27 October
Classes commence Monday 3 July to Thursday 13 July
Matariki Friday 14 July
Classes resume Monday 17 July to Friday 25 August
Mid-Semester break Saturday 26 August to Sunday 3 September (1 week)
Classes resume Monday 4 September to Friday 20 October
Labour Day Monday 23 October
Classes resume Tuesday 24 October to Friday 27 October

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Year 5 medical students – all campuses

Event Date/s
Semester 1 Tuesday 7 February to Friday 16 June
Classes commence Tuesday 7 February to Thursday 6 April
Mid-semester break Friday 7 April to Sunday 16 April (1 week)
(Includes Easter, Otago Anniversary Day observance)
Classes resume Monday 17 April to Monday 24 April
ANZAC Day Tuesday 25 April
Classes resume Wednesday 26 April to Friday 2 June
Queen’s Birthday Monday 5 June
Classes resume Tuesday 6 June to Friday 16 June
Mid-year vacation Saturday 17 June to Sunday 2 July (2 weeks)
Semester 2 Monday 3 July to Friday 3 November
Classes commence Monday 3 July to Thursday 13 July
Matariki Friday 14 July
Classes resume Monday 17 July to Friday 25 August
Mid-semester break Saturday 26 August to Sunday 3 September (1 week)
Classes resume Monday 4 September to Friday 20 October
Labour Day Monday 23 October
Study week Tuesday 24 October to Friday 27 October
Exam week Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November

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