Student Testimonials

As a recent graduate of the accelerated one year biomedical science program at Barry University; I appreciated the learning environment of small class sizes that allowed us to get to know the professors for a better learning environment. I have been accepted into dental school and am currently in my second semester. I was able to maintain an A average for the first semester and I credit that to the knowledge I gained at Barry University through the curriculum and the experience it gave me to make a better transition into dental school.

Marissa Crandall

The Biomedical Sciences Program at Barry enabled me to prove, to myself and to the admissions committee, that I could academically excel in medical school. The Human Anatomy and Neuroanatomy lectures and cadaver labs taught me academic and clinical concepts that I will never forget.

Trine Engebretsen-Labbe

Barry University's BMS program was not only a great preparation for dental school but it was the reason i was accepted to Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine. The course selection was extremely challenging but with the right approach accompanied with the necessary hard work they can become very rewarding. I highly recommend this program for those students that are serious about their future but having trouble getting into highly competitive medical programs.

Adam Lazar

Barry University prepared me for dental school by not only solidifying my core scientific requirements, but also by introducing me to higher level subjects which gave me an edge during my first year. The curriculum was challenging, but rewarding and it acclimated me to an environment that parallels the rigors of dental school. Additionally, my classmates were highly motivated and always willing to help. I developed friendships that I am sure will be lifelong.

Nisarg Parikh

Barry University’s master program in Biomedical Sciences gave me the edge I needed to get accepted to dental school. The 1 year program prepared me for the demanding schedule I would soon face. My experience at Barry helped me achieve my professional goals and left me with friends that I will keep for life!

Brandy Rubinski

Words cannot describe how fortunate I am for making the decision to attend Barry University. Thanks to the Biomedical Sciences program and its wonderful faculty, not only was I prepared for admission to medical school, but even more importantly, in my opinion, is the amount of success I have experienced as a current medical student. All aspects of Barry University more than exceeded my expectations, and I highly recommend this program to all prospective students who desire a career in healthcare.

Theron Williams

Dr. Lopez,

I’m one of your old students from a couple of years back. I am now a first year medical student at Tulane University and I am studying anatomy. I wanted to take a moment to simply thank you for the fantastic way that you taught me anatomy at Barry the first time around. You were always helpful. Your attention to detail and your understanding were great. I must say your way of presenting and explaining the material was generally superior to most of my professors here in medical school, for what it’s worth.

Milad Memari
MD Candidate, Class of 2018

Dr. Shaw,

Not a day goes by that we don't think back at our time at Barry University. Thanks for making it memorable. We have learned a lot and it has definitely helped up stay head above waters in such a crazy 3-year program.

Veeraj Patel
Class of 2016 Ethics Chair

Dr. Shaw,

I’m currently attending and studying at the Morehouse School of Medicine.

We are taking Biochemistry, and I think I am forever spoiled in reference to this information because they are teaching me the same things you taught but it is honestly not quite as excellent. I am positive they know the information, but they don't command the information. We're on clotting factors, and I showed everybody in my class the application you gave us.

It’s hands down one of the best ways I've seen to learn that type of information.

Thanks for all the help Dr. Shaw.

Samuel Ogbuchi Jr.

Dr. Shaw,

I'm at Ross for medical school. Over the last 2+ years, I've been rotating at hospitals over New York City, and I just completed my last rotation as a student one month ago. Since then, I've been on 6 interviews for residency positions, and I had another 15 or so lined up. This past Friday, I interviewed at a hospital in New York City that offered me a position for the coming year! I formally accepted it. I couldn't be more excited to start. I maintain to this day that the single most important step I took to get to where I'm sitting now was Barry, and specifically your Biochemistry class. It provided the rock solid foundation that I built my medical knowledge on. I can't describe to you how the principles you taught me provided not only the framework to excel on written exams, but also helped in the approach to patients whose pathology stem from biochemical issues. In many cases, I'm able to explain the pathology of diabetes to patients better than some residents. It is a testament to you and the course I was lucky enough to have taken.

Peter Gregos

Attending the Biomedical science master’s program at Barry University was probably one of the best decisions I’ve made in my academic career. Now as a 2nd year dental student I look back on my time at Barry and truly appreciate the curriculum, the resources and especially the faculty that has helped me to succeed in dental school. During my first year in dental school I was able to excel simply due to the knowledge I obtained while at Barry. Compared to others who went straight into dental school after their undergraduate program, I felt significantly more prepared for the course load dental school had in store for me than most of my other classmates. The courses during my 1st year and even some of my 2nd year in dental school, such as head and neck anatomy, histology, biochemistry, physiology, and pharmacology, have been made somewhat manageable because of the proper education and learning I received from the professors at Barry University. The BMS program at Barry was well worth attending and I’m truly grateful for all that the program has done to prepare me for dental school.

Cynthia Martinez