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Effective Date: May 15, 1999
Responsible Party: University of Alabama Marnix E Heersink School of Medicine's Director of Medical Education Information Services
Contact: Adam Agee, MS MIS

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All students must own a personal laptop computer that meets or exceeds the minimum acceptable requirements.

Laptops will be used for the following:

  • Accessing and downloading various online curriculum resources
  • Generating documents and presentations
  • Taking exams
  • Participating in remote educational activities
  • Accessing electronic medical records

Laptop Minimum System Requirements

  • Operating Systems
    • Microsoft Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit) version 22H2 or later
      • CPU: 1Ghz non-ARM based processor
      • TPM chip required
      • Alternate versions of Windows 10 and 11, such as RT, 10 S, and 11 S, are not supported.
    • Apple MacOS: 12 (Monterey), 13 (Ventura), or 14 (Sonoma)
      • CPU: Intel or M series processor.
    • Linux or Android based laptops, Chromebooks, and tablets are not supported.
    • Microsoft Surface Pro and Microsoft Surface Laptops are supported.
    • Microsoft Surface Go products are not supported.
    • Cross-platform virtual machines are not supported.
  • RAM: 8GB or more
  • Hard drive: 256GB or more
  • Wireless networking capabilities
  • Screen resolution: 1280 x 768 or higher
  • Administrator level account permissions



Created: May 15, 1999 by the UAB Heersink School of Medicine Medical Education Information Services
Revised: Feb. 17, 2022

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