Academic Calendar*

ISMS School of Medicine is dedicated to provide students with the educational opportunity to accelerate their professional careers. Our school year is divided into three academic Trimesters each calendar year. This allows students to enroll into any of the three Trimesters without waiting for a new academic year.

The terms correspond to the following months:

  • Spring term is  January–April.
  • Summer term is  May–August. Tentative opening date tbconfirm.
  • Fall term is September–December.
    2011 2012 2013
Spring Registration
  Jan 3 Jan 7
Final exams   Apr 16-20 Apr 22-26
Trimester ends   Apr 20 Apr 26
Summer Registration
  May 7  
Final exams   Aug 20-24  
Trimester ends   Aug 24  
Fall Registration
Aug 29 Sep 3  
Final exams Dec 12-16 Dec 17-21  
Trimester ends Dec 16 Dec 21  

* Dates are subject to change without notice.

Rembrandt - Anatomy Lesson (detail)


ISMS Curriculum, allows integrating patients and hospital rotations into the basic medical sciences program for first trimester students, making us the only School in the Caribbean region that offers a comparable curriculum.
We are committed to maintaining a maximum of 100 students per class.
Our unique system of bringing patients to our campus, offers students exclusive training with, Problem-Base-Medical Integration and Correlation classes by our staff.   We offer early clinical experience in the best hospitals of Panama which will give the students unique clinical exposure. 
During the first trimester of training our students learn how to prepare medical history files and documentation, exposing them to a variety of real life medical challenges, with patients of all ages. 
Autopsies are part of our pathology courses.