General Information About the School
Welcome to the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine's home on the Internet. The School of Podiatric Medicine was founded in 1985 with the purpose of graduating competent podiatric physicians qualified to enter post-graduate training. This is accomplished by excellence in podiatric medical education, fostering life-long learning, expressing a commitment to social justice by serving the local and global community through patient care, and encouraging research and innovation that promotes the common good.
Barry University's School of Podiatric Medicine offers you the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree in four years. With a DPM, you are certified as a practitioner of podiatric medicine and become eligible to enter post-graduate residency training in podiatric medicine. Barry's program offers you some unique advantages; we invite you to explore our website further as you consider a career in podiatric medicine one of the most exciting and in-demand fields of medicine.
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, doctors of podiatric medicine engage in surgery on a regular basis — an opportunity not available in other medical fields.
Program Goals and Outcomes
Produce highly educated, competent, compassionate doctors of podiatric medicine.
BUSPM will graduate students that demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to compete for placement in a post-graduate podiatric residency program.
Recruit and retain a diverse and qualified student body.
Implement a more comprehensive admissions process that would contribute/enhance the diversity of the class; and Retain and graduate all matriculated students.
Increase visibility of BUSPM inside and outside the Barry community.
Develop a sound marketing plan designed to raise awareness of the profession, the program, and careers and accomplishments of faculty; Develop a ‘pipeline to podiatric medicine’ program; and Increase faculty publications in scholarly journals.
Maintain a collaborative, productive learning environment that positively impacts Student experience.
Enhance basic science experience; Enhance clinical rotation experience; Encourage faculty to engage in professional development; and Encourage staff to engage in professional development.
Increase alumni engagement.
Strengthen existing alumni relations.