Medical School Student Computer Policies for Entering Class of 2012

Laptop Requirements

In order to fully utilize information resources required by the faculty during your education, the school requires that all incoming medical students have laptop computers that meet the following specific minimal requirements:

Minimal Requirements

The following computer specifications are the minimum requirements:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo (or better) Processor (PC or Mac)
  • 4GB RAM (PC or Mac)
  • Monitor screen resolution 1024 x 768 pixels or better (PC or Mac)
  • Screen Size: 13” or bigger (PC or Mac)
  • Graphics Card: 256MB available memory (PC or Mac)
  • 10/100 (or better) Network Interface Card (PC or Mac)
  • Wireless Card (802.11 b/g/n) (PC or Mac)
  • 3 year warranty (PC or Mac)
  • Anti-Virus Software (PC or Mac)
  • PC Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium or better (32 or 64 Bit)
  • Mac Operating System: OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or better AND Windows 7 Home Premium or better (32 or 64 Bit) installed in Boot Camp
  • Netbooks are not acceptable

The minimum requirements allow for the use of Macs, but please be advised that if you choose to purchase a Mac, it must adhere to all of the minimum specifications including MS Windows 7 and Boot Camp.

You are required to attend the computer orientation with your laptop as it will be checked to see if it meets the minimal requirements listed above. Please be advised that your laptop must meet the minimal specified requirements, in order for you to participate in required classroom activities. Students will have the option of having their laptops configured with wireless and VPN during orientation.  If you have questions regarding the requirements or whether your laptop meets the requirements, please contact Ching-Wei (Wayne) Pen at 713-500-5149 or via e-mail at (e-mail is preferred due to the large number of questions we receive).

Contact Info

If you have questions about these requirements or need further assistance, please contact:

Ching-Wei (Wayne) Pen
Systems & Applications Specialist I
Medical School Information Technology
Location: Room MSB G.200
Ph: 713-500-5149
Ticket Request:

See Laptop Requirements For Incoming Classes of: 2017 – 2016 – 2015 – 2014 – 2013 – 2012

Date Last Modified: November 1, 2013 11:26 AM