Biomedical Sciences: Life at Barry

Barry's suburban Hollywood campus housing the Biomedical Sciences program offers a beautiful, quiet space far enough away from the city so you can focus on your academic pursuits. Yet, it is close enough to the Ft. Lauderdale and Miami metropolitan areas to give you easy access to highways, the beach, sports venues, and cultural events.

You can be assured that Barry's South Florida location offers you excellent opportunities for obtaining the knowledge, skills, and practical experiences that will allow you to advance in the fields of medicine and biomedical science. South Florida is already well-known for its superior hospitals and medical centers and is quickly becoming a major hub for the biomedical industry.

Barry students represent 49 states and 80 countries. In fact, for several years in a row, U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges Edition ranked Barry as having the highest campus diversity among all schools of our size in the South. South Florida’s diversity, with both residents and visitors from around the world, invites exciting academic exchange and creative solutions.


Hollywood Activities

  • The Biomedical Sciences Society is our largest club and is open to all BMS students. The Society’s goal is to prepare students for the rigors of medical, dental or professional school through academic support, as well as social, community service, and career planning activities.

  • MEDLIFE is an organization that partners with low-income communities in Latin America to improve their access to medicine, education, and community development initiatives. Barry’s MEDLIFE chapter is comprised of motivated BMS students who facilitate this cause through fundraising efforts and week-long volunteer trips to serve in mobile clinics.

  • The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) is a multicultural pre-health organization. MAPS serves as a pipeline and mentorship program to bridge the gaps for underrepresented students who wish to enter medical school, or other health-related fields. MAPS has members from both undergraduate (Biology, Chemistry, Nursing) and graduate (Biomedical Sciences) programs. (Many MAPS meetings and events are held at the Miami Shores campus.)

Several clubs are also available to BMS students through the Biology Department on Main campus:

American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is a national organization of medical, graduate BMS, and undergraduate pre-med students. AMSA students participate in volunteer activities, engage in discussions about current topics in medicine, enjoy presentations from invited speakers, and receive guidance throughout the testing, application, and interview process.

The Pre-Dental Club is open to undergraduate students and graduate BMS students who plan to apply to dental schools after graduation. The club hosts regular meetings that provide members with important information about preparing for dental school. The club also offers trips to dental schools, summer learning programs, on-campus activities and social events. The club hosts guest speakers (general dentists, admissions officers and students) from several dental schools in Florida and out-of-state.

The Pre-Physician Assistant Student Association (Pre-PASA) provides students with quality information, social activities and volunteer opportunities that will prepare its members for a smooth transition to any graduate physician assistant program.

Barry’s Pre-Veterinary Club is open to all animal-lovers. The club meets monthly to discuss and share experiences regarding the veterinary school application process.

Please check out information about the BMS campus and the Hollywood area

NOTE: Medical and Dental track students will have classes at the Hollywood campus only. Research track students will attend classes at both the Miami Shores and Hollywood locations.


Main Campus Activities and Services

As a BMS student, you also have access to a wide range of activities and services whenever you visit our Miami Shores Campus:

  • The main campus is home to the Landon Fitness Center. This state of the art facility features modern Cybex cardiovascular equipment including treadmills, elliptical trainers, stair climbers, and recumbent and upright bikes. In addition, it is equipped with a complete line of Cybex plate-loaded resistance training machines, and a full gamut of free weights, including squat/power racks and Smith machines.
  • The Penafort outdoor recreational pool is available to University members yearlong. An ample terrace area serves as leisure space to catch some sun and socialize.
  • The lighted, outdoor tennis center boasts six well-surfaced tennis courts, six 3-wall racquetball courts and two full courts for basketball.
    There is also a full-sized recreational field, athletic fields and a sand volleyball pit.
  • The Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library is located in the center of the beautiful Miami Shores campus. The Library is named in loving memory of Monsignor William Barry, one of the founders of Barry University. The extensive Library research collections include more than 950,000 physical items, over 40,000 print and on-line journal subscriptions, and several thousand on-line books and streaming video resources.
  • The Division of Information Technology provides a number of services to students including network connectivity for those living in residential halls, online resources for academic work, email services for all students, and a well-equipped main campus computer lab.
  • The Division of Student Services includes Campus Ministry, Career Services, Center for Student Involvement, Counseling and Psychological Services, Disability Services, International and Multicultural Program and much, much more.