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Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • Year founded: 1985
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 250
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Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
Podiatry School
Miami Shores
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 69 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 2 11 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $38,960
  • Non - Resident Tuition $38,960
  • Application Fee N/A
  • AVG MCAT 495
  • AVG GPA 3.2
  • LIZZYM Score 54.0
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Admissions Information

  • Admissions
  • 11300 NE 2nd Avenue
  • Miami Shores 33161-6695
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Program is an intensive four-year program designed to provide you with a broad base of medical knowledge and extensive clinical experience. After graduation students are encouraged to continue preparing for their careers by pursuing a residency program. We have a 100% placement rate for podiatric students seeking residencies. For the past three years, students in Barry University`s Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Program have had a 100% pass rate on the first part of the medical boards and have a consistent overall above-average performance on the National Board Examinations.

Facilities

Podiatric Medical students have access on campus to library facilities, a computer lab, student lounge facilities, and indoor and outdoor recreation facilities. There is also a mentor`s program designed to aid incoming students through the very demanding (albeit very rewarding) 1st and 2nd years of study.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 56
Negatively 4
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.58 69

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.96 69

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The admissions office did everything in their power to keep the interviewees occupied and mentally stimulated. There isn’t a thing they could have done differently." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work! Very responsive and fast paced." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Contact students earlier" More from this Member | Report Response

"Quicker responses when trying to communicate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Good format, I liked having the interview first so that I could pay attention to the tour without stressing about the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Perhaps allow the interviees to have lunch earlier in the day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They did a great job at making me feel welcome and like family!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the great work! I loved interviewing at Barry!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Even though they were having to shift staff, the interview was welcoming, personable, and professional. They called me on the phone to inform me that I was accepted, which was a nice personal touch. Solange is awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Get better at communicating with applicants, improve response time to phone and online inquiries" More from this Member | Report Response

"Work on responsiveness to applicants/accepted students inquiries and concerns. Improve response time" More from this Member | Report Response

"There should be more than one person interviewing us." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Explain this grade" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your shadowing experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience working with orthopaedics and podiatry." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you be able to keep up with other students in class having a lower MCAT score than other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry? Why Barry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you did so well on (certain section) of the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your time at this school" More from this Member | Report Response

""Why Podiatry and why Barry?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you remember the moment when you decided that podiatry was your passion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you like Barry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about time management skills." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is your GPA low but your MCAT high?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself 10 years down the line?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I manage my time during the day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you prioritize your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain why you stated in your essay that you have a strong science background when you have a low science GPA? I went back to school as a post bacc to improve my grades and my last 60 hour GPA (in science and non science) was a 3.66." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in the profession down the road?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatric Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They really didn't ask me any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think your biggest obstacle will be at Barry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you start thinking about podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pod?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry instead of allopathic med. school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain how you arrived to podiatry." More from this Member | Report Response

"why barry" More from this Member | Report Response

"A few, about how i traveled there, how I found it...nothing too stressful at all. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Having switched from dentistry to podiatry, what makes you think that this is what you want to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you first decide that you wanted to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which do you prefer, books or movies and what is your fastest 5K time? - It was a two-for-one kind of question." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be any cell in the body, which cell would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why podiatry over dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Barry?/why florida?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I manage work full time, school full time with high marks in my classes, and being a mother?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a Podiatrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Barry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Deal me about situation x (on my personal statement)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why podiatry? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DPM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why barry since you live in California and live to close to another school?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you describe what podiatry is to your friends?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your (random course taken on your transcript)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a leadership position you've held and a challenge you faced and how you overcame it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you describe podiatry to a little kid?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of residency will you be interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your 3 goals in life, show an example of dedication over time, and how can these examples benefit the Barry community? (essay question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why we should admit you instead of the 3 other people waiting in the waiting room." More from this Member | Report Response

"They had a written questionnaire as well. This was done in the waiting room. Most interesting question was asking if you think you're creative, and give an example of something creative you did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did the practices differ between the podiatrists that you shadowed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a nickname?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I would like to do 10 years down the line" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was my hardest class during undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you aware of the current residency shortage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your best quality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you failed a class, would you drop out of school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"got the ABC of typical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. All were pretty straight forward. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the volume of diabetic patient's that the doctors you shadowed see on a daily basis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did I learn from shadowing so many podiatrists?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With your grades, why did you not pursue MD/DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you transfer schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Barry over NYCPM? You can just hop on the subway and go to the new york school. Wouldn't that be easier than coming all the way to florida?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with the large population of Miami?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favourite genre to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Florida, of all places on the coast?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Having switched from dentistry to podiatry, what makes you think that this is what you want to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting or out of the blue. just the typical why when and how did you get interested in podiatry" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go to a different undergrad. school would you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your wife feel about living in Florida?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me 3 words that describe you." More from this Member | Report Response

"So, do you like hurricanes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you thought about the DPM/DO otion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry? Why Sports Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"wasn't asked many questions...in fact the dean did most of the talking" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I manage work full time, school full time with high marks in my classes, and being a mother?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivates you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry and how did you come to podiatry as a career choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Barry? Why would you want to live in Miami?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why not MD? Why DPM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you think podiatric medicine is more enjoyable than your current profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do I (scuba) dive? Shows he read my personal statement because I am very active in watersports. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There were questions based on my personal statement, so I knew that it had been read." More from this Member | Report Response

"why podiatry? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? " More from this Member | Report Response

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Individual Responses

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

Response Avg # Responders
2.36 11

0 = Terrible, 10 = World Class

What do you like most?

"My classmates, the location, and some of the faculty." | Report Response

"Nada" | Report Response

"The location and the research" | Report Response

"Location - generally always warm Holidays to write boards II in december Research opportunities" | Report Response

"Location" | Report Response

"It used to be the great clinical experience until we got a new clinical director." | Report Response

"What I like most about this school is my classmates. The students in our class are great people, and great to work with. I also LIKED the clinical education that this school had as it was one of the most attractive attributes of this school. The previous sentence was intentionally in past tense as there is a new clinical director that is single handedly ruining this school and everything great about it." | Report Response

"The clinic and the clinical faculty themselves, from what I have heard Barry still is the best when it comes to clinic. I also enjoy the 3rd year classes as with clinic it makes everything come together." | Report Response

"Beaches" | Report Response

"3rd year Clinical faculty are good for the most part" | Report Response

"Strong clinical experience" | Report Response

What do you like least?

"The new clinical director. She is an absolute nightmare on a power trip, might as well call her the "New Acting Dean" cause she does whatever she wants without consequence (without the student's best interest in mind btw) and she's never wrong.... ever. Have you ever been driving on the freeway behind a slow driver and they wave for you to pass them, but just as you go to do so they speed up and cut you off?? Well that's exactly how this past year has been with her, she tells us one thing and then goes back on her word. It's been so frustrating having to deal with this person as students because we feel like we don't have the support from the actual dean. Whenever we meet with the dean one-on-one to discuss whatever current problem she is making for us it goes something like this: Me: So the clinical director is going back on her word about... and is now making this a requirement. I've told her my situation but she doesn't seem to care at all. Dean: Have you tried talking to her? Me: -__- "What would you say..... ya do here??" The dean only seems to care about the numbers we put up, like boards and residency placement. Class morale is something he's probably never even thought of before." | Report Response

"Clinic coordinator, majority of administrative faculty has heads up assess. Don't care about what's best for students, dont listen to what student body says despite the 35k tuition we pay" | Report Response

"Undoubtedly, the administration. The new clinical education director is horrendous. She will make your life as a student a living hell." | Report Response

"Hands down: Administration -The new clinical education director is extremely incompetent--focuses more on enforcing and creating rules rather than creating an environment for maximum learning and growth . Basic sciences dean is hard to work with. He is the type that takes pride in knowing he's a "hardass"-- Class of 2017 attained 100% pass rates before the clinical director came in. Why change something that is already working? Sadly, the administration does not have the well-being of the student in mind. This issue will haunt you throughout your 4 years at Barry." | Report Response

"Administration is lousy" | Report Response

"The changes that have been made to our clinical experience since the new clinical director, Dr. Hill, came into the picture have been devastating to say the least. I understand that Barry wanted to make things a little more strict for our clinical rotations, but she has made things extremely miserable for us to the point where I want absolutely nothing to do with this school. For starters, the way that Dr. Hill addresses the students is disgusting. She is very rude, disrespectful and completely unprofessional towards the students. If Barry was trying to build a better relationship between the students and the faculty, they completely went the other way on that one! Dr. Hill has gone back on her word so many times with rules and regulations that now we have to get everything in writing in order to have our voices be heard. Any opinions or concerns by students are dismissed almost immediately by Dr. Hill simply because it’s her way, even when there is zero logic behind her reasoning. She is also profoundly unaccommodating with students, always making things way more difficult than they need to be. I have honestly never met a more unprofessional, unorganized, disrespectful Podiatric physician in my entire life and I am utterly ashamed to say that I go to Barry because of her. I seriously just can’t wait to leave and never look back. During our 4th year it is mandatory for us to do 1 home month at a Barry clinic so that the Barry clinics are covered by the students. In the past, students wanting to stay here in South Florida were able to work with those not wanting to stay and take their home months so they could have more externships out of state. Well, not only is that not possible anymore, now students aren’t even allowed to choose which Barry clinic they can have as their home month because Dr. Hill chooses where you go. I’m sorry…. Isn’t this OUR future?? Some of the attendings at the Barry clinics consider your home month with them as an externship month. Doesn’t it make sense that if someone wanted a Barry program that they should be able to choose their home month?? Once again, zero logic behind Dr. Hill’s reasoning concerning OUR future. Think twice before choosing to come to Barry!!!" | Report Response

"Barry University has recently hired a new clinical director Dr. Shanika Hill. Doctor Hill is a Barry Graduate and was at the top of her class, given this I believe that the administration felt that she was qualified for the job as clinical director. However, they couldn't have been further from the truth. Dr. Hill has created a very large and obstructive barrier between the students and the faculty which has been detrimental to both the success of students and the school. It is clearly evident that she has no real leadership experience as should be required for this job. Dr. Hill has zero willingness to work with the student to come to a mutual agreement to the new unnecessarily stringent policies that she has implemented. Her end all be all is "there is a new sheriff in town". As medical students we are all adults, some have worked full time jobs before medical school, some have served our country in the military, yet when you interact with Dr. Hill you will always be inferior to her and she WILL remind you of that. For example, when the first few students were at her clinic she made it abundantly clear that they will not be referred to as "student doctors" in her clinic they are just students. Yet, every other clinical faculty member encourages the students to take pride in their work thus far and introduce themselves as "Student Doctor Smith" including the Dean. You have to ask your self the question "is this someone who we want as our clinical director?"" | Report Response

"Feels like a loaded question here. The new clinical education director has no idea on the direction she is going and all it does is make Barry look like a joke when asked about what we have to do versus the other schools. One thing is personally I would like Barry to improve in the fields that we are considered weak in, like we are told Barry students are weak vs the other schools when it comes to surgery and its understanding but both the surgical professors are very skilled and one has even wrote for the major pediatric surgery book and yet we seem to still be lacking and Barry won't figure out what needs to be changed all because our current dean is all about passing scores for boards and getting matches for residency. Lastly this is a little good with the bad, Barry has made me work my butt off to understand podiatric medicine but due to the lack of early year extensive teaching, you end up get a solid grasp of the material from self study and it will make you very self reliant on collecting and understanding the information allowing you to work quickly in the hospital and processing the new information rapidly." | Report Response

"The professors and the facilities." | Report Response

"Everything, except the weather. After 3 years of school here I think it is safe to say that the education here is on par with a below average community college. Yeah, there are a couple good professors, but 80% of them are inept and cannot articulate the material in manner which is conducive to learning. Barry used to be known for its "clinical education", but even that is at risk now with the new clinical coordinator. She is unorganized, dictator-like, and irrational. In almost every one of our class meetings with her she will tell us one thing, and then does the exact opposite. Just thinking about her infuriates me because she knows how to sweet talk the dean into making him think she is doing a good job. In an attempt to make this review relatively short, I won't go into any specifics. You might think I'm just a grumpy student that got bad grades and am just here ranting. I wish that was the case. I'm a pretty mellow guy and in most cases I would care less about any drama going on with the faculty, but Barry has gotten out of control. I think its only fair to any potential students to know what they are getting into. Just to be clear, I don't want to throw everyone associated with Barry under the bus. There are some good faculty members, but they are few and far between. If you ask me, Barry is heading in the wrong direction, and fast. If you interview here they will try to make themselves look good by saying they have great pass rates for boards part one and for matching for residency. But don't be fooled, this is not because the school prepares us well, it's because we study on our own. Good luck to anyone researching the options for podiatry school. The field of podiatry is great and is growing fast with the increase prevalence of diabetes. Regardless of which school you attend, you have to put in a lot of time to make sure you know the material, so be prepared to give up a lot of your personal time." | Report Response

"The dean of the first 2 years. Very impersonable, does not try to help students in any way. He is the very worst thing about this school." | Report Response

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