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Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine (BUSPM) Class of 2025 Interview/Acceptance Thread

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Hey AJ I didn't apply here but I was thinking about it if I don't hear back from Scholl soon. What was the format like for you interview and how did you prepare?
Format was a personal interview with three members of their faculty (one professor, one resident that went there, and their admission counselor Dave). It was an hour. Then from 12-3pm we had a group interview with three other students, as well as students who attend Barry to speak with us. Also had a few professor join in and show us the labs etc. Honestly just prepare for it like you have been preparing for your other interviews (Why podiatry? Why this bad grade? etc)
 

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Format was a personal interview with three members of their faculty (one professor, one resident that went there, and their admission counselor Dave). It was an hour. Then from 12-3pm we had a group interview with three other students, as well as students who attend Barry to speak with us. Also had a few professor join in and show us the labs etc. Honestly just prepare for it like you have been preparing for your other interviews (Why podiatry? Why this bad grade? etc)
Hey AJ, I’ve got my interview tomorrow at Barry. Is it an open file interview? What is the format for the interview was it more conversational or a formal interview? Why kinda of questions did they ask? How did you feel it went? Overall any pointer or suggestions for the interview? Thanks!
 

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Hey AJ, I’ve got my interview tomorrow at Barry. Is it an open file interview? What is the format for the interview was it more conversational or a formal interview? Why kinda of questions did they ask? How did you feel it went? Overall any pointer or suggestions for the interview? Thanks!
Yes it is an open file interview so be prepared to answer about anything.

It was formal, with each person asking me a few questions each. They allowed me time top answer as well as ask questions at the end.

They asked me questions like: Why podiatry? What happened with these grades? What was your shadowing experience like? What kind of specialty do you want to do? Why Barry? What makes you unique? Things of that sort.

The group interview was just brief questions from the Dean Dr. Caldwell who is a really nice man and made us applicants feel very comfortable.

I feel like it went okay. I hope that I was able to show them that I am unique and will be able to maturely handle their program.

Pointers: Dress nice (suit and tie or dress shirt and tie). Make sure the shirt and tie is ironed because the other applicants showed up with wrinkly clothes and I can not tell you how much the committee will notice those small things. Hair done up nicely, not bed head. If you typically are clean shaven, shave and have no stubble. If you wear a beard make sure it looks neat (obviously this is not relevant to females).

I suggest writing out a few questions you think they may ask, and write down how you think you would respond. This is good because it gives you an idea of how to answer. Do not answer directly from the page or make it sound scripted, but it helps to just think about how you want to phrase things (and it helps show them that you are articulate).

Ask questions at the end. Not a lot. Two or three GOOD questions will do (not questions where the answers are found on their website or that will be answered in the group interview).

Finally, talk to them like they are people. Ask them their favorite things about Barry. Ask them why they like Southeast Florida. That goes a long way and shows them that you are also human.

Hope I was able to help. Good luck, and maybe/hopefully we will be future classmates lol!
 
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Yes it is an open file interview so be prepared to answer about anything.

It was formal, with each person asking me a few questions each. They allowed me time top answer as well as ask questions at the end.

They asked me questions like: Why podiatry? What happened with these grades? What was your shadowing experience like? What kind of specialty do you want to do? Why Barry? What makes you unique? Things of that sort.

The group interview was just brief questions from the Dean Dr. Caldwell who is a really nice man and made us applicants feel very comfortable.

I feel like it went okay. I hope that I was able to show them that I am unique and will be able to maturely handle their program.

Pointers: Dress nice (suit and tie or dress shirt and tie). Make sure the shirt and tie is ironed because the other applicants showed up with wrinkly clothes and I can not tell you how much the committee will notice those small things. Hair done up nicely, not bed head. If you typically are clean shaven, shave and have no stubble. If you wear a beard make sure it looks neat (obviously this is not relevant to females).

I suggest writing out a few questions you think they may ask, and write down how you think you would respond. This is good because it gives you an idea of how to answer. Do not answer directly from the page or make it sound scripted, but it helps to just think about how you want to phrase things (and it helps show them that you are articulate).

Ask questions at the end. Not a lot. Two or three GOOD questions will do (not questions where the answers are found on their website or that will be answered in the group interview).

Finally, talk to them like they are people. Ask them their favorite things about Barry. Ask them why they like Southeast Florida. That goes a long way and shows them that you are also human.

Hope I was able to help. Good luck, and maybe/hopefully we will be future classmates lol!
Thanks so much for the pointers! Is the interview a group interview or is it just you by yourself? I mean I’ve looked at the interview questions posted on SDN so hopefully I give them a good response. How long was it, they mentioned it was 40 minutes or so? I feel underprepared for the interview though I prepped all I could. Thanks again for your help, I greatly appreciate it!!
 

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Thanks so much for the pointers! Is the interview a group interview or is it just you by yourself? I mean I’ve looked at the interview questions posted on SDN so hopefully I give them a good response. How long was it, they mentioned it was 40 minutes or so? I feel underprepared for the interview though I prepped all I could. Thanks again for your help, I greatly appreciate it!!
The first interview is just you and the committee for an hour.

The second interview is 12-3pm EST and is a group with you and other applicants.

I felt nervous too, but once it started flowing I felt better. Be confident and kill it. Do not forget to smile! (just don't be creepy lol)
 
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Depends on where you do your externships and how you control your cost of living. I'm sure some current pod students can help answer this question tho.
So the large thing is the cost of living in Miami on why it’s expensive. That very much is a cost you can control though. Here is how it all breaks down. I do know some people found roommates and pay $850-$950 a month rather than $1500 to live near downtown Miami

 
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100% staying in the US. Barry was my top choice. I have acceptances from two of the "Big three" in the Caribbean, but even those are risky...

Glad to hear it. I have friends from the top 3 who are still waiting to match...even tho they passed everything on the first try...its a gamble even attending SGU...no point wasting time and money for all those years then suddenly nothing to show for if one exam doesn't go well...or if u get sick...or if there is a hurricane..lol the list goes on. I have said this in the past...but if it wasn't Pod then I would gladly do nursing or pa in the US than try for MD in the Carib.

Barry is a good school..study hard and you will succeed.
 
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Hey everyone! I just got an Interview for Barry and Temple. Still waiting to hear from the others. Barry is my top choice and my interview is the 21st, I really hope they accept me!

Great job everyone!
 
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How was the interview? Anything I should know in particular?
By far my favorite interview. I really enjoyed speaking with the two DPMs I interviewed with. SDN is the best for prepping and after that just practice a bit and then try your best. The group session is kinda long but after interviewing at other schools I’m really glad it was done. You’ll do great dw!
 
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It'll be a virtual interview. Dress nice and look clean/groomed. Dave and the faculty are very nice and welcoming. Prepare and review some material. Most question examples you see on SDN are the exact questions they ask. Speak articulately and ask good questions (not questions that can easily be found on their website) good luck!
 
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