Available Software for HMS Students

In addition to the default programs and features within Windows, all campus computers available for will have the following installed:

Any other software will need to be requested via an educational program. This software can not be given to students for their personal machines.

Note: You can also download Microsoft Office for free to your personal computer.


HMS IT requires that all computers used on campus have basic security software installed.  Students may use their antivirus software of choice.  Some examples include: 

  • On Mac OSX, Avast is available for free from https://www.avast.com/.
  • On Windows 10, Windows Defender is installed by default and requires no configuration or subscription.  Optionally, Avast can be downloaded for free from https://www.avast.com/.

For assistance installing these applications please contact the HMS IT Service Desk.  HMS IT will provide a remote session to assist with installing the application.  This generally takes 20-30 minutes to complete.

A Note about Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote is a commonly used note taking application that is included with your HMS Office 365 subscription.  Please be aware that exporting data from OneNote is challenging.

More information about exporting OneNote data is available in Knowledge base article KB0011243.


HMS and HSDM use Zoom web meeting software for virtual classes and meetings. You can download the latest version at https://zoom.us/download.