Barry University's School of Podiatric Medicine offers its students a unique and gratifying environment. The School of Podiatric Medicine is one of the only two podiatric medical programs to be associated with a full university. Approximately 250 students are enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine Program.
The average podiatric medical class size is about 60-65 students. Our program has one of the lowest average class sizes among podiatric medical programs in the U.S. This means that we can offer you the advantages of a small, caring college environment paired with the benefits of a larger, university environment.
Barry also has the advantage of diversity. The Podiatric Medicine program has the highest percentage of women and minority students of any podiatric medical school in the country. The University is a leader in this area and was ranked Number 1 in the Campus Ethnic Diversity category for universities in the South offering master's programs, according to the 2007 U.S. News & World Report college ratings. For eight consecutive years, US News and World Report has ranked Barry first for diversity among regional universities in the South. Barry was federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution in May 2006 (applicable through 2011).
Podiatric Medical students have access on campus to library facilities, a computer lab, student lounge facilities, and indoor and outdoor recreation facilities. There is also a mentor's program designed to aid incoming students through the very demanding (albeit very rewarding) 1st and 2nd years of study.
Students are encouraged to participate fully in university life while at Barry University. Students wishing to start new clubs in the School of Podiatric Medicine should follow the policies and procedures that regulate on-campus student organizations. These policies and procedures can be found at http://www.barry.edu/student-life/student-organizations/policies-procedures.html#1.