Admissions Requirements

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. BUSPM also welcomes applications from veterans of military service.

*Prerequisite courses include:

  • Biology - 8 semester hours
  • General or inorganic chemistry - 8 semester hours
  • Organic chemistry - 8 semester hours
  • Physics - 8 semester hours
  • English - 6 semester hours
  • Recommended courses are in cell and molecular biology, genetics, anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry to strengthen premedical background knowledge.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendations from academic professors or advisors
  • Please note: The letters of recommendations from academic professors and advisors can be substituted with a Health Professional Advisory Report.
  • Current scores from the Medical College Admission Test.
  • A personal interview arranged by invitation-only from the Admission Committee. Prior to the interview, applicants should visit at least one office of a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine to discuss and observe the practice of podiatric medicine (a letter confirming that visit is required).
  • Please note: Interviews will not be granted without an official MCAT score from AACPM.
  • You must submit a TOEFL examination score, if the primary language of the institution where you received your university/college degree is not English.

There are two versions of the TOEFL:

  • The computer-based test scores range from 0 to 300. Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine requires a score of 250
  • The Internet-based test (IBT) scores range from 0 to 120.Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine requires a score of 100.