1||Make sure your computer hardware, software, and peripherals meet the "UCSD Medical Student Computer Requirements".||
Medical Student Computer Requirements|
2||Ensure your laptop is UCSD security-compliant with current operating system updates, a firewall, anti-spyware, and anti virus software (See A-C below).|
NOTE: Most Windows 10, 11 & current MacBooks have these security features automatically enabled. The main concern is that your computer has an anti-virus program that auto-updates with the latest virus definitions to block them. Sophos is recommended, but you can use another anti-virus program also.
See OPTIONAL steps A-C below - these can be skipped for newer laptops (see note at left).|
Additional Laptop Security Tips
A) Configure your laptop to automatically download and install critical operating 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.||
C) Install a Security Software program onto your laptop and devices to protect it from viruses and unwanted malicious software.|
|3||Register for Duo Two-Step Login Process for both the UCSD & UCSD Health instances.||Duo for Health Sciences|
Register for both instances -
Campus and Health Systems
|4||Connect 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 (use "email@example.com" for authentication of the client download)||
Virtual Private Network|
Use your campus alias "firstname.lastname@example.org" for authentication to download the client.
A) Successfully connect to a sample Library Course Reserves site using the VPN. Select the '2-Step Secured- allthruucsd' option when logging into the VPN.||
Library Course Reserves|
Use UCSD Health Outlook Web Access (OWA) to check your email online.
[ Login name =
Review the Tip Sheets to learn how to configure OWA for your computers or mobile devices.
UCSD Health Cloud Email|
UCSD Health Cloud Email Tip Sheets for specific steps to setup email on your devices.
6||Login to Canvas Learning Management System|
(use UCSD AD credentials).
|7||Login to MedHub Educational Management System for Scheduling & Evaluations (use UCSD AD credentials).|
Verify/Update your contact information - after login, in upper right-hand corner of home screen:
click 'Account' > 'Update Contact Info'
will be active in early August|
Update your phone number(s), current address and permanent address
8||Login to ProgressIQ Data Integration System|
(use UCSD email credentials -
|ProgressIQ- will be active in mid August|
9||Register for the ExamSoft application and install the Examplify software on to your computer and iPad. 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.||
ExamSoft Application- will be active in mid-late August|
Institution ID = UCSDHS
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)
10||Download & Install the Zoom Meetings client to your computer, mobile devices and install extensions for your web browsers as desired.|
Scroll down to 'Getting Started' section for the download link.
UC Health Zoom|
Domain = uchealth.zoom.us
Login using the
Single Sign-On option
11||Connect to the UCSD wireless network.
Must be done while on the UCSD campus.
UCSD Wireless Network|
12||OPTIONAL: Create a campus printer account.
More information is available on the
Imprints page. A black & white Wepa printer is located in the MET Student Lounge.
UCSD Wepa Account|
School = UCSD
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