Ph.D. students follow the school closures from the GSBMS General Academic Calendar. Other items to note:
- First-year Ph.D. students with advanced standing and first-year M.D./Ph.D. students may also sit for the Qualifying Examination upon the recommendation of their program.
- Most students will take the qualifying exam during one of the designated weeks in either July or August. Students who have just completed their required coursework in the Spring term may defer until September, with the approval of the program faculty. Alternative dates may be scheduled with the approval of the Dean.
- Students are entitled to two weeks of vacation that may be taken between the end of June to the start of classes in August. The dates of the vacation must be approved by their rotation or dissertation advisor and their program director. Second-year students should NOT make vacation plans that will conflict with scheduled qualifying exams. Students who have passed their qualifying exam may take their allocated vacation time at any time throughout the year, with the approval of their dissertation sponsors and if there is no conflict with courses in which they are enrolled.
Academic Year 2023-2024
Academic Year 2024-2025