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COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Laptop Standards

College of Medicine Student Laptop Requirements 2016-2017

Overview

The College of Medicine (COM) requires that all incoming medical students purchase a portable or laptop computer. Our buildings are all wireless-enabled, and you will be able to access your campus email, student-related information, course materials, and other important web-based resources at any time using your laptop. To ensure compatibility with the existing campus technology infrastructure, the College has identified hardware and software standards for student laptops (see below). Students must bring to campus a laptop that meets or exceeds these standards. Students with laptops that do not meet the minimum standards will receive limited software support by the College. IT will not be able to offer hardware support or repair for any student-owned laptops.

Please note that the College of Medicine laptop hardware and software standards are different from university standards.

It is imperative that you adhere to the College of Medicine standards.

STUDENT LAPTOP MINIMUM HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

**Please note that you will be required to have the following items for testing:

Software Discounts

Students can obtain Microsoft Office Professional for Mac or Windows at no or reduced cost by registering with MUSC email accounts at https://musc.onthehub.com/. Kivuto’s Basic Access Guarantee gives students 31 days to access and download software. Apply for a Campus Student License Confirmation to use the software after graduation.

Another option, office365.musc.edu

 

PC Hardware Minimum Standards

  • i-5, or i-7 processor
  • 4GB RAM memory (if purchasing a new computer, 8 GB recommended)
  • 200GB Hard Drive
  • WiFi 802.11 a/g/n
  • Access to a built-in or external DVD-drive

PC Software Minimum Standards

  • Windows 8 or Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2016
  • Adobe Acrobat PDF Viewer
  • Virus protection software
  • Quicktime and Windows Media Player
  • DVD player software
  • Two web browsers

Mac Hardware Minimum Standards

  • i-5, or i-7 processor
  • 4GB RAM memory
  • 200GB Hard Drive (if purchasing a new computer, 8 GB recommended)
  • WiFi 802.11 a/g/n
  • Access to a built-in or external DVD-drive

Mac Software Minimum Standards

  • Quicktime and Windows Media Player
  • Two web browsers
  • OS X Yosemite or El Capitan
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2016
  • Adobe Acrobat PDF Viewer
  • Virus protection software

Additional Recommendations

  • Virus scan software: 
Virus protection software is provided to MUSC students at no cost. This software is System Center EndPoint Protection for Windows and Mac computers.
  • Media Player: All PC computers should have the latest Windows Media Player, all MAC computers need to have a software compatible with Windows Media Player files.

Vendors: the following vendors offer discounts to MUSC students

 
 
 
 

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