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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Q. Does RWJMS offer a discount on AT&T wireless service? If so, where do i sign up?

A. Click Here for more information on how students can save 10% on qualifying AT&T services.

Q. What are the minimum specifications for the purchase of a laptop (hard drive space, memory, wireless type, etc.) that are needed?

A. RWJMS-OIT offers recommendations that should last throughout your four years of medical school. However, there is no need to purchase an new computer if you recently purchased a computer that has 160MB or more of hard drive space, 2 GB or more of RAM, and WiFi. Click here to view RWJMS - OIT recommendations.

Q. What is the level of support that OIT will offer older units that do not meet the technical requirements?

A. RWJMS-OIT Field Service Engineers are trained to support both Macs and PCs standard configurations; however, support for older systems or non-standard configurations will be provided based on available time. All issues pertaining to recommended systems will be addressed first.

Q: What will I be able to do with an Apple iPad?

A: RWJMS-OIT uses the Apple iPad to support Medical School Education (see initial offerings); however, there are many applications available (some for free and others at a cost) at the Apple iTunes App Store that can be of significant value to all four mission areas. Click here to view suggested resources.

Q: What is the difference between an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad?

A: Basically the iPod Touch and iPad are the iPhone without the phone. The iiPhone can connect to the Internet via the AT&T or Verizon network as well as WiFi, while the iPod Touch and iPad can only connect to the Internet via WiFi. Separate data plans can be purchased for the iPad directly through your carrier.

Q: Will I still be able to carry out my school or work functions if I do not have an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad?

A:Yes. Using an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad simply provides mobile access to currently existing resources.