A Medical/Surgical Career offering challenge and reward
Growing demand, challenging specializations, attractive earnings, and flexible work schedules characterize podiatric medicine and surgery. These are also the reasons you should consider becoming a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM).
Job growth and earnings.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 16% increase in positions for podiatric physicians by 2014. Forbes listed podiatric medicine among the 25 top-paying jobs for 2007. A 2008 survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) ranked podiatric medicine second highest among salaries of the six medical professions surveyed, with earnings of $176,000.
Opportunities for specialization and surgical practice.
As a podiatric physician, you would treat conditions affecting the lower extremities, providing palliative, acute, and chronic care. Often the first to recognize arthritis, diabetes, or heart disease, podiatric physicians engage in surgery on a regular basis -- an opportunity not available in all medical fields. Work schedules are more flexible than those of some other medical fields. Podiatric physicians specialize in a variety of areas, ranging from primary care to sports medicine. Clinical venues include solo or group practice, hospitals, faculties of schools of medicine and nursing, the Armed Forces, Veterans' Affairs, and the U.S. Public Health Service.
Advantages offered by Barry University's School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.
Barry University's School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery is one of two podiatric medical schools in the U.S. that is integrated within a comprehensive university. You even have dual-degree options through Barry's 4-year program; while earning the DPM, you can also earn the MBA or the master's in public health (MPH).
Barry's program is accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone number 404-679-4501).
Faculty hold PhD's, DPM's & MD's.
Faculty members teaching in both the basic science and clinical areas have a doctorate and/or a medical degree as well as extensive experience in the field. This ensures that your training will be cutting-edge. Students never fail to mention the excellent mentoring offered by faculty like Dr. James Losito, team physician for the NBA's Miami Heat, and Dr. Charles Southerland, founder of the Yucatan Crippled Children's Project.
Small class sizes, excellent and varied facilities.
With one of the smallest average class sizes among podiatric medical programs in the U.S., clinical training through our multiple teaching hospital associations, Barry's community-based clinics, and a new medical education facility.
Diversity and community service opportunities.
Our location in vibrant, diverse South Florida ensures your patient population will be equally diverse, a critical component for the 21st century medical practitioner. In addition, you will have the opportunity to engage in the Yucatan Crippled Children's Project, homeless and indigent medical care, and other community service activities.
We invite you to explore our website further. If you would like to speak with us directly about beginning your studies in podiatric medicine and surgery, call us today at 1-305-899-3123.