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  • Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • Podiatry School
  • Miami Shores
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

2018

Are you pursuing any joint degrees (MD/PhD, MD/MPH, etc.)?

No

Are you considered in-state or out-of-state for tuition purposes?

in-state

What was your MCAT score?

503

What was your undergrad GPA?

3.4

What was your undergrad science GPA?

3.8

What was the zip code of your residence in high school?

32561

What is your race/ethnic background?

Caucasian

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

6 out of 10

What do you like most about this school?

"The clinic and the clinical faculty themselves, from what I have heard Barry still is the best when it comes to clinic. I also enjoy the 3rd year classes as with clinic it makes everything come together." Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Feels like a loaded question here. The new clinical education director has no idea on the direction she is going and all it does is make Barry look like a joke when asked about what we have to do versus the other schools. One thing is personally I would like Barry to improve in the fields that we are considered weak in, like we are told Barry students are weak vs the other schools when it comes to surgery and its understanding but both the surgical professors are very skilled and one has even wrote for the major pediatric surgery book and yet we seem to still be lacking and Barry won't figure out what needs to be changed all because our current dean is all about passing scores for boards and getting matches for residency. Lastly this is a little good with the bad, Barry has made me work my butt off to understand podiatric medicine but due to the lack of early year extensive teaching, you end up get a solid grasp of the material from self study and it will make you very self reliant on collecting and understanding the information allowing you to work quickly in the hospital and processing the new information rapidly." Report Response

What is the reputation of the school in the medical community?

4 out of 10

What is the reputation of the research that goes on at this school?

3 out of 10

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Barry is an experience. You will learn very well from clinicians and the professors that live in the you must know everything mindset because their material is our bread and butter but there are many of times the professors will be lazy in teaching but then give you exams on material you don't know how to reach yet because it was assumed you remembered everything like the professors do and can go from A to G." Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

4 out of 10

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

7 out of 10

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

6 out of 10

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

No Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Traditional

How many courses are taken at a given time?

7

How long are you typically in class per day?

6> hours

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"rarely if it is a weekend event. The clubs do a great job of getting events together to help train you on the fine skills." Report Response

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Video recording

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

2

How many students per cadaver?

5-6

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

12 months

Is the curriculum lecture-centric or small-group centric?

3 out of 10

Are standardized patients used?

yes

How much patient interaction is there in the pre-clinical years?

No Response

Are syllabi provided for the student?

yes

What books are necessary?

"Only the books they point out will be useful for the future" Report Response

What books are unnecessary?

"almost every textbook on the syllabus, only buy them to add to library and have as reference for future diagnosing" Report Response

Is the curriculum designed to promote a specialty? If so, which specialty?

No Response

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

5 out of 10

Are faculty members very available to students via email/message board?

5 out of 10

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

No Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

No Response

Are there many opportunities to shadow/work with clinical faculty?

5 out of 10

Are the faculty willing to mentor students in regards to career guidance?

5 out of 10

What is the grading scale used during pre-clinical years?

No Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

No Response

Clinical Rotations
No Response
Location & Housing
No Response
Social Environment
No Response
Post Graduation
No Response

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