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Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

About the Program Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

There are many reasons to pursue a career as a podiatric physician. It is a medical/surgical career that is both challenging and rewarding. With the aging population and the global diabetes epidemic sweeping through the United States there will be an increased demand for high quality podiatric physicians in the future. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 23% increase in positions for podiatric physicians by 2022.

There are many reasons to seriously consider Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine as the venue for your studies. Located in beautiful South Florida our program is accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education and our University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Our team of international faculty contains world-renowned experts in medical education, sports medicine and wound care who are double- and triple-boarded.

Our students are taught in small groups and have the opportunity to pursue dual degree options. In fact, several have graduated with MBAs through our Andreas School of Business. There are multiple volunteer options available to our students in the diverse South Florida Community and many opportunities to engage in research with faculty. In fact, many students have co-authored work in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, the Yucatan Crippled Children's Project provides an opportunity for our students to help disadvantaged communities abroad.

At Barry University’s School of Podiatric Medicine, our clinical education experience is second to none. Students rotate through eight different hospitals and clinics throughout the Miami area. The latest technological innovations permeate the curriculum from the use of lecture capture technology and e-learning experiences in the first year to tracking student-patient interactions with "state of the art" technology in the clinics.

View Curriculum Course Descriptions

The mission of the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine program is to graduate skilled podiatric physicians qualified to enter residency 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 quality patient care, and encouraging research and medical innovation that promotes the common good.

Specialty Areas in Podiatric Medicine

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    Podiatric Orthopedics

    Treatment of imperfect foot and leg structure and function through the use of special footwear, orthotic and prosthetic devices, and physical therapy.

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    Podiatric Sports Medicine

    The prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of lower extremity disorders in athletes. Barry University sponsors the first accredited fellowship in Podiatric Sports Medicine.

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    Podiatric Primary Care

    Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of podiatric conditions as related to the total family health care environment.

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    Podiatric Surgery

    Utilization of modern operative procedures for the alleviation of various foot and ankle problems.

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    Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of children's foot and leg problems.

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    Wound Care and Management

    Care and prevention of wounds, ulcers, and injuries of the lower extremities, especially related to diabetes and other chronic systemic diseases.

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Dual Degree Program Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and Master of Business Administration

As an academically qualified student enrolled in the School of Podiatric Medicine you have the option of obtaining the dual degree Doctor of Podiatric Medicine/Master of Business Administration (DPM/MBA) in four years of study. If accepted into the dual degree program, in addition to the podiatric medical curriculum, eligible students must complete 27 semester hours of required graduate business core courses.

This dual degree option gives you an understanding of the economics involved in managing a business and helps advance awareness about public health. You will learn to use financial tools and gain skills necessary to effectively manage the day-to-day operations of a medical office. Or you will work with community groups to assess the health status of communities, and identify and solve public health problems.

During the first year of enrollment in the School of Podiatric Medicine, students must indicate their interest in obtaining the dual degree.

MBA candidates may have to take up to eight business workshops, depending on previous academic preparation. The workshops are offered periodically throughout the year.

MBA Program Highlights:

  • Tuition discounts of an additional expense of $4,710 per year ($1,570 per semester)
  • Will not add to the length of the DPM program
  • Accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Reputable network of national and international business organizations
  • Highly qualified faculty focused primarily on teaching
  • Evening classes that will not conflict with the DPM class schedule
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Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Admissions Overview

You need a minimum of 90 semester hours of undergraduate study at an accredited institution in order to be considered for Barry University's School of Podiatric Medicine. The university prefers the completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college of arts and sciences in the United States.

The School of Podiatric Medicine seeks to identify and recruit those students most likely to succeed in podiatric medical education regardless of age, race and ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Though an official MCAT score is required for admission it is not needed to be granted an interview. BUSPM also welcomes applications from veterans of military service.

Admission Requirements Core Performance Requirements

Application Process:

Barry University's School of Podiatric Medicine and other institutions offering programs in podiatric medicine are participants in the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Services (AACPMAS). This service allows you to complete a single set of AACPMAS forms for any of the colleges of podiatric medicine. The service collects and collates data, computes grade point averages, and transmits copies of the application to the college/school(s) selected by you on the application.

We encourage you to e-mail Barry University's Podiatric Admissions department if you have any further questions, comments, or concerns.

Financial Aid

At BarryU, our tuition is competitive, affordable and still promises all the perks of a private school education. Our cost per credit is in-line with other institutions, but we offer a mission-driven educational experience and provide our students with small class sizes, personalized attention, and academic excellence. Scholarships, graduate assistantships, and financial aid can also be explored to help offset overall costs.

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. At Barry, we are committed to doing all we can to help you finance your education.

Barry University's Financial Aid staff will assist you through the financial aid application process.

Student Loans Tuition and Fees

You can use the Barry University Scholarship System to find other scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible to receive:

  • Answer as many questions as you like—the more questions answered, the more scholarships you’re matched to
  • Be automatically considered for many of the scholarships available at Barry University
  • Do a keyword search for scholarships and review the criteria to see if your qualifications are a match

The scholarships are funded through contributions from private donors, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, campus organizations, and corporations.

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