Pharmacy Information Systems provides technical support for the Students, Staff and Faculty of the WSU College of Pharmacy.
College Laptop Initiative
The Student Laptop Initiative requires incoming Pharm.D. students to purchase laptops for convenient, portable, and flexible access to the variety of learning resources available at WSU and on the World Wide Web. Pharmacy education and pharmacy practice in the 21st century will critically depend on graduates who have mastery of information technology. It is our goal to provide an educational environment that allows students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the technologically advanced environments in which they will work.
Minimum Requirements for laptop purchases
|Processor:||2.0 Dual Core|
|Hard Drive:||80GB (or larger)|
|Network:||802.11b/g/n and 10/100 wired Ethernet|
|OS:||Windows 7, 8 or Mac OS X 10.6|
|Office*:||Microsoft Office 2007/2013 Professional, Mac Office 2008/2011|
|Anti-virus:||All computers including Macs must have anti-virus software installed on them. The following are just a few of the many free anti-virus solutions available. Security Essentials, AVG, Sophos, ClamAv|
* WSU Students can purchase Office at a discounted rate through the techstore.wsu.edu .
- CD-R/RW or DVD+/-RW
- USB Flash Drive for moving and sharing files
- External Hard drive for backing up laptop
- PDAs / Cell Phones
Some students elect to purchase smartphones in addition to a laptop. When purchasing a smartphones please read the specifications carefully and understand the any data plan limits/overage charges.
Several applications are available to students through the Pharmacy website. Clinical Pharmacology, Micromedex, Epocrates, and Merck Medicus. Some of these applications are also available for use on smartphones. Please read the requirements for each application before purchasing a smartphone.
Some students may elect to purchase a tablet in addition to a laptop. Recommended tablets include Apple Ipads and any Windows 8 Pro tablets. (Windows 8 RT tablets are not recommended at this time.)
Backing up your Laptop
It is important that you back up your computer on a regular basis. It is recommended that you back up your computer to DVDs, external hard drives or online backup storage to protect computer from any data loss. There are several online backup solutions available at no or minimal cost.
Office Hours: 8 am - 5 pm, M-F
Direct Contact Information
William Phung, IS Coordinator
Wegner Hall, Room 249
Hours: M-F, 8 am - 5 pm
Aaron Munn, IT Specialist
HSB 210 L
Hours: M-F, 8 am - 5 pm
Ryan Maynard, IS Director
Pullman: Wegner Hall, Room 249
Spokane: HSB 212 J
Hours: Mondays, Pullman