The Barry University Foot and Ankle Institute was established in 1986 as part of the clinical training component of the doctoral program in podiatric medicine.
Barry University has three dedicated, hospital-based, foot and ankle clinics in the greater Miami area. These are located at Mercy Hospital, Jackson North Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Hospital. During the rigorous four-year podiatric medical school curriculum, students spend a portion of their third year rotating through these clinics.
The Barry University clinics provide state-of -the-art care and treatment for disorders of the foot and ankle. The clinics provide a center of excellence for teaching both students and residents of podiatric medicine. Our new Director of Clinical Education has implemented the latest technology to track and assess student performance in the clinical setting. High quality, ethical, personal care, utilizing evidence-based medicine is the standard for all clinics, regardless of a patient's ability to pay. Each patient is personally attended to by board-certified university faculty members, medical students, and hospital residents.
In addition to the three Barry University clinics, podiatric medical students spend the remainder of their third year rotating through clinics with a diverse array of medical disciplines. These include general surgery, emergency room, wound care, internal medicine, orthotics, and radiology. The students interact with physicians and practitioners in a variety of clinical environments, and learn the essential critical thinking and decision-making skills that will ultimately make them a podiatric physician of high quality. Importantly, students learn the vital role that podiatric physicians play in the maintenance of good health.