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Computer Needs

Entering medical students are required to own a laptop computer that meets the annually revised UMMC School of Medicine minimum laptop specifications.

Funds are budgeted in the student financial aid package to allow for the student to purchase a laptop computer. Students should purchase a laptop meeting or exceeding UMMC's minimum specifications from regular retail channels. High-end laptops from any IBM-PC or APPLE-compatible manufacturer should be acceptable. Students will be personally responsible for maintenance and repair of their laptop; therefore, a three-year maintenance and repair contract purchased from the original equipment manufacturer or vendor is recommended.

All students are required to use and maintain UMMC-approved antivirus/spyware software to be allowed access to the UMMC public wireless network and resources.

Students should acquire their laptops prior to the first week of August. They will be required to bring their functional laptops to a computer orientation held during registration/orientation before classes begin.

Required clickers

Entering medical students also are required to purchase a Turning Technologies personal response device (“clicker”) from the UMMC bookstore prior to the beginning of classes. Models from other manufacturers or from previous years will not be compatible with the classroom participation systems in use during medical school classes

For more information

Questions about required products or laptop specifications should be emailed to: