Available to HMS and HSDM students in need of a temporary laptop computer for an exam or while their personal computer is being repaired.

Repair loaners

HMS MD, HMS Masters, and HSDM DMD students are eligible for loaner computers when their personal computer is undergoing repairs at a repair facility. This computer is returned within seven days or when the repair has been completed, whichever occurs first. Repair Loaners are limited to HMS MD, HMS Masters, and HSDM DMD students only. Other faculty, staff, and students are not eligible for repair loaners through this service. 

Students who need financial assistance for computer repairs or replacement should contact the HMS Financial Aid Office for more information.

Exam loaners 

Exam loaners are offered to students taking HMS-sponsored exams using Examplify or NBME SHELF exam software. When a student's personal computer cannot pass the necessary exam qualifications or is otherwise unsuitable for running the exam software, HMS IT can offer a loaner computer during the exam.  Exam loaners are issued during the certification period just before the exam and are returned at the end of the exam.

For more information regarding this service, contact the HMS IT Service Desk or stop by the Computer Resource Center located in Tosteson Medical Education Center (TMEC) 225.