Devices for Optometry School

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Sep 30, 2023
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I will be starting optometry school at UAB in Fall 2024. I currently use a Microsoft Surface Pro in undergrad. Would I be okay by using this device in optom. school or should I consider getting an iPad? I really like my Surface Pro and still have a lot of storage available on it. One negative that I do have are the apps available to Microsoft users. If anyone has any app recommendations for note taking, etc., please share them! Any and all advice is appreciated!

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Have you contacted the school about the IT requirements? I don't know what software you will need to load to take exams or view images/scans, but you should be able to find out. Usually this item is part of your cost of attendance calculation based on what financial aid determines is the minimally acceptable computer.