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The personal computer has been available to medical education for many years, but the role of the computer has changed. We have required students to purchase a personal computer since 1984, and used this tool in several ways throughout the intervening years. Our experience has shown that students and faculty derive greatest benefit from personal computers as information retrieval and communication devices. Requiring students to purchase computers has many benefits including student attitudes, employer's perception of computer literacy, and institutional access to current technological advancements in hardware and software.