About the System
The School of Medicine Web System was launched in December 2007 to provide an easy way for sites across the school to maintain a common and branded identity, focusing on providing information to external audiences (including prospective students, faculty, clinicians, researchers, and professional peers).
In April 2013, the first major theme redesign was released to all sites in the SOM Web System. The focus of this redesign was to create a modern look and feel for the SOM websites and to make a theme that could adjust to various screen sizes and devices.
Web System Advantages
Content Management System: Cutting Edge Technology
Departments, divisions, programs, centers, labs, and student groups have the opportunity to take advantage of front-line technology offered by our customized Content Management System (CMS). The CMS enables individuals to easily update web content through a web browser, and at the same time utilize dynamic calendars, news/event publishing, and search tools. For more information about various components, take a look at ‘Features’.
Professional design for the School and your organization
Our talented designers have worked hard to ensure competitiveness with the websites of other academic medical institutions. The Office of Information Systems (OIS) will help you set up your site in the system and provide you with a customized homepage graphic to aid continuing a professional look and feel.
Opportunities to establish your own identity
Although a consistent look and feel between sites is a goal, we recognize the importance for organizations to maintain their own identities. This system enables the creation of high impact landing pages and other layouts that are specific to your site's needs. Contact the OIS Web Team for more information!
W3C and ADA 508 Compliant
Ever wondered how to make your site more accessible to all users? Whether the user has a visual disability and/or a slow internet speed connection, we believe it’s important that everyone have equal access to the information throughout our site. To that end, we're striving to create an accessible site that is ADA 508 compliant and meets W3C Priority 1 requirements.
How to Participate!
Sites within the content management system are available to ALL School of Medicine organizations, including: departments, divisions, programs, centers, student organizations, and labs. If you are interested in a site, ready to get started, please contact OIS to request a web site as well as register for one of our introduction and training classes. At the introductory session we'll help you assess your needs for a new site and then start the process of having it created.