The Physician Assistant Program requires all students to have laptop computers that meet certain technical standards and service requirements. To this end, the the Program offers students the choice of using their own laptop or purchasing a new one on their own. As a laptop computer is a requirement of the Program, there is a computer allowance incorporated into the cost of attendance budget, should a student prefer to purchase a new computer on their own.
These devices are to ensure each student’s ability to access required educational websites/databases/software/e-books during the didactic and clinical years. For example, students will utilize these devices to access the e-books currently in use by the PA program in place of bound textbooks. They will also need laptops to access evidence-based websites for Clinical Problem Solving courses in the didactic year, and Blackboard for taking examinations and accessing course materials during the didactic and clinical year.
Details on specific Computer Requirements (PDF)