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Student Laptop Use Policy

Medical Students (M.D.)

Policy ID Number: N/A
Policy Title: Student Laptop Use Policy
Classification: University – College of Medicine
Approval Authority: EDAS Council
Responsible Entity: College of Medicine – Undergraduate Medical Education
Policy Owner: College of Medicine – Education Technology

 

I. Policy Statement

Students in the College of Medicine must have a working laptop that meets the minimum requirements as described in the College of Medicine Laptop Standards.

II. Scope

Medical University of South Carolina Medical students

III. Approval Authority

The EDAS Council is responsible for approving the policy.

IV. Purpose of This Policy

The purpose of the policy is to inform College of Medicine students about the minimum requirements needed for their required laptops and maintaining a good working laptop that meets the minimum requirements while enrolled in COM and includes specific hardware/software requirements.

V. Who Should Be Knowledgeable about This Policy

College of Medicine Students

VI. The Policy

It is the student’s responsibility to maintain their laptop in good working order for use during instructional activities and exams. Any damage and associated repairs, loss, or operating problems that may occur will be the sole responsibility of the student. Students must have their laptop repaired as needed at their own expense, or secure another unit that meets minimum hardware and software requirements. Please see the College of Medicine Laptop standards for more information.

Students should purchase laptops only from reputable vendors with good warranty programs and a proven record of quality service. We recommend that students strongly consider purchasing extended warranty and service plans.

Laptops are required for exams and must be in good working order to take the exam. There are a limited number of backup computers that are available for major computer malfunctions/emergency situations on the day of the exam; these computers are available only in extreme circumstances. There is no guarantee that a student who forgets their laptop on the day of the exam will be provided with a backup computer; therefore a student who reports to the exam without their laptop may not be able to take the exam.

Students who repeatedly (2 or more times) forget their laptops or have non-functioning laptops will be referred to the professionalism committee.

VII. Special situations

N/A

VIII. Sanctions for Non-compliance

Students who repeatedly (2 or more times) forget their laptops or have non-functioning laptops will be referred to the professionalism committee.

IX. Communication Plan

The policy is included in the Student Handbook and at all orientations and start of new academic years.

X. Definitions

N/A

XI. Review Cycle

Every 2 years or sooner if indicated by program changes.

XII. Approval History

List original approval date and subsequent review dates

XIII. Approval History

List original approval date and subsequent review dates

Approval Authority Date Approved
EDAS Council June 18, 2014
EDAS Council April 17, 2019

XIV. Approval Signature

Donna Kern, MD April 17, 2019
Title: Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education