M.D. Program

Computer Requirements

LAPTOP
All students at Einstein are required to have a laptop computer meeting basic minimum performance requirements. Students planning to use their current laptops must ensure that their equipment meets the requirements (outlined below) to ensure adequate functionality for these expected uses:

  • E-mail
  • Computer-based examinations using ExamSoft®
  • Digital microscopy
  • Faculty/peer communications
  • Accessing course materials via eMed
  • (Re)view captured lectures
  • Exam/Board preparation
  • Online resources/reference materials

In most cases, newly or recently purchased laptop computers will meet or exceed these minimum specifications. Netbooks, Apple iPads, and Android tablet devices do not meet these minimum requirements.

PC Hardware Minimum Standards 

PC Software Minimum Standards 

  • i-3, i-5, or i-7 processor
  • 4GB RAM memory (8GB recommended)
  • 256GB or Larger Hard Drive
  • Video monitor of at least 11 inches diagonal size
  • High speed WiFi
  • DVD-RW (Internal or External)
 
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Browser: Firefox (latest version)
  • Microsoft Office (latest version)
  • Adobe Acrobat PDF Viewer
  • Virus protection software
  • QuickTime
  • Windows Media Player
  • DVD player software
 

Mac Hardware Minimum Standards 

Mac Software Minimum Standards 

  • i-3, i-5, or i-7 processor
  • 4GB RAM memory (8GB recommended)
  • 256GB Hard Drive
  • Video monitor of at least 11 inches diagonal size
  • High speed WiFi
  • DVD-RW (Internal or External)
 
  • OS 11.9 (Mavericks)
  • Browser: Safari, Firefox (latest Version)
  • Microsoft Office (latest version)
  • Adobe Acrobat PDF Viewer
  • Virus protection software
  • QuickTime
 
 

 

Einstein offers instructions and assistance for connecting to the University resources including, for example, the wireless network, but does not provide software or hardware support for student-owned laptops. Students are responsible for the ensuring the functionality of their laptops.

 

PRINTER
Most students find it convenient to own a printer. However, Einstein provides public “pay for print” devices in the area adjacent to the D. Samuel Gottesman Library that are available for student use. The Office of Medical Education provides students taking the basic science courses in the first two years with a print allowance to be used at these printers. 

 

DATA STORAGE
We strongly recommend students use either an external storage device or online storage facilities to backup files on their laptop. Loss of data can be very disruptive to the educational program. With an Einstein G Suite Account, you have available online storage from Google at no charge. Google Drive can be used as a backup site.

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