Medical & Health Professions Education Program Computer Standards

These computer standards are set for the incoming students January 2015. Each student must have a personal computer capable of running the necessary software and applications used in our curriculum. The standards listed below are the minimum necessary for a student to successfully participate in this program.

All computer related support, troubleshooting, and updates will be the student’s responsibility. Purchase of a service plan is highly suggested.

Students eligible for federal financial aid  may be able to increase their financial aid budget to cover the cost of a computer. Please contact the EVMS Office of Financial Aid for additional information at finaid@evms.edu or 757-446-5804.

 

Computer

  • Processor: minimum dual core
  • RAM: minimum 4 GB
  • Screen Resolution: 1024x768
  • Either an internal CD/DVD drive or an external USB CD/DVD drive
  • Wireless card that supports 802.11 a/b/g/n (additional support for 802.11ac is preferred)

Operating System

  •  Windows 7 or 8 (32 or 64 bit) Home Premium or higher is recommended
  • MAC OSX 10.6 or higher will likely work

Browser

  • PC: Microsoft Internet Explorer version 9 and Mozilla Firefox
  • MAC: Safari versions 3.2.1 or higher and Mozilla Firefox 

OTHER Items

  • The computer cannot be more than 2 years old
  • A warranty and service plan matching the duration of the program
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Standard Edition or Higher
    • THIS CAN BE PURCHASED THROUGH EVMS AT A REDUCED RATE AFTER ENROLLMENT
  • External Storage device for data backup