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University of Vermont College of Medicine Technology Services

Information Systems (COMIS)


The College of Medicine has built an information system which connects computers, provides shared software and data, and provides access to the Internet and Internet2 (I2). This system provides students, faculty and staff a sophisticated level of connectivity and services. The system is housed on the UVM networking backbone within the domain, which means that web and e-mail addresses on the system will contain "" But the system is designed to provide access to The University of Vermont Medical Center system as well.

Key Features of the System

  • Integration with the UVM network plus connectivity to the information systems of FAHC;
  • Reliable design that ensures system availability;
  • Easy access on and off campus;
  • A "baseline" desktop unit featuring an integrated suite of Microsoft tools and related programs;
  • Accessibility through computers other than the baseline unit;
  • An electronic "home" for every user;
  • A support system that provides ongoing assistance.

As medical education, research, and clinical care has moved towards greater use of information systems, it is more vital than ever that effective, efficient, and secure tools are in place and reflect current and future capacity. This system is designed to address this need.

What We Do

COMIS (College of Medicine Information Services) has many duties, from helping with a broken keyboard to retrieving accidentally deleted files from back-up. The following is a partial list of activities that COMIS does on a routine basis.

  • Keeps servers up-to-date and in working order
  • Does nightly back-ups of servers and data
  • Assists departments with computer orders (check here for hardware recommendations)
  • Repairs COM machines - Dell Certified technicians
  • Installs legally licensed software on COM computers
  • Troubleshoots application problems
  • Staffs the Service Center (67300) and online problem reporting (Footprints)
  • Provides support for students and their COM laptops
  • Provides loaner machines to COM users

Last modified September 27 2016 10:47 AM