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.
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
Treatment of imperfect foot and leg structure and function through the use of special footwear, orthotic and prosthetic devices, and physical therapy.
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.
Podiatric Primary Care
Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of podiatric conditions as related to the total family health care environment.
Utilization of modern operative procedures for the alleviation of various foot and ankle problems.
Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of children's foot and leg problems.
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.