Laptop Setup

Step Description Action
1Make sure your computer hardware, software, and peripherals meet the "UCSD Medical Student Computer Requirements". Medical Student Computer Requirements
2Ensure your laptop is UCSD security-compliant with current operating system updates, a firewall, anti-spyware, and anti virus software (See A-C below). See steps A-C below.
  A) Configure your laptop to automatically download and install critical operating system updates. System Updates
  B) Enable your computer's firewall to protect it from unwanted and unsolicited network traffic and to ensure the privacy of your information. Firewall
  C) Install an Security Software program onto your laptop and devices to protect it from viruses and unwanted malicious software.

Windows: Sophos 
(also serves as anti-virus)
Apple: Sophos
(also serves as anti-virus)
Devices: Sophos Free Tools 

3Connect to the UCSD Virtual Private Network (VPN) to allow access to Library e-journals and other UCSD restricted sites. Install the "VPN Any Connect" client to your computer. Virtual Private Network
  A) Successfully connect to a sample Library Course Reserves site using the VPN. Select the 'allthruucsd' option when logging into the VPN. Library Course Reserves
4Configure your preferred email program. Use '' as the incoming server.

Note: Medical school accounts have NOT been migrated to Office365
5Register for Duo Two-Step Login Process​Duo for Health Sciences
Login to Canvas Learning Management System
(use UCSD AD credentials).
Canvas LMS
7​Login to MedHub Scheduling & Evaluation System
(use UCSD AD credentials).
Login to the Clinical Skills System (use UCSD AD credentials and use VPN from off campus). CS - Clinical Skills
Register for the ExamSoft application and install the Examplify software on to your computer. A mock quiz will be available before the Computer Orientation (MS1's) or before the first weekly quiz (PS2's). Use the exam password = mock123 to begin the quiz.

: Use your laptop computer for this application, as iPad support is only provided by ExamSoft and not UCSD.
ExamSoft Application
  A) Download & Install the Adobe Acrobat Reader (Examsoft uses this program for all image display functions in the Examplify application). Get Acrobat Reader
(uncheck the Optional Offers before installing)
Connect to the UCSD wireless network.  Must be done on UCSD campus. UCSD Wireless Network

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