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Barry's BMS useless?

Discussion in 'Postbaccalaureate Programs' started by indigo9680, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. indigo9680

    indigo9680 Junior Member
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    Jun 28, 2006
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    I got accepted to Barry's BMS (option 1).. i sent in my deposit already to Barry and am still waiting to hear back from Boston's MAMS..

    but a lot of people on this forum said that Barry's program is a complete waste of money and that their success rate is bogus and skewed.. and that most graduates still end up in Caribbean anyway.. now i am doubting the school and the program and wonder if i should go if i don't get into Boston this round and just apply to BU's MAMS again later on... and if i do get accepted to BU's january term and just transfer out of Barry... any suggestions?

    any past Barry BMS students wanna speak up and shed some light?
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  3. braluk

    braluk SDN Surgerynator
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    Apr 30, 2006
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    well off the bat, i was referred to that program by a friends sister, who finished it and is now in a US allopathic school, so its not impossible. But from what i hear, at least on the sentiments on the board, Barry doesnt remotely compete with any of the other SMPs out there (Georgetown, BUMAMS, University of Cincinnati, etc.)
  4. rob14599

    rob14599 Member
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    Apr 17, 2004
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    I heard the Barry program gives you a good shot at getting into Nova Southeastern University's DO school. I interviewed there last year and one of the other guys being interviewed did the Barry program.
  5. Chelator

    Chelator Junior Member

    May 30, 2006
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    Nova Southeastern also has its own Post Bac. If that is where you want to go, then just do the Post Bac at Nova Southeastern. Unfortunately the deadline has passed, but here is the info and URL. (http://hpap.syr.edu/PB/NovaSE.htm)

    Description: This program is offered for those who have already fulfilled the undergraduate premedical requirements and seek to improve their credentials and options in the health professions. Students may use the MBS:

    1. To initiate a career in the basic medical sciences, as a generalist, or ultimately as a specialist or teaching in a science field.

    2. To supplement a non-science undergraduate record with adequate science preparation for admission to any health profession

    3. To improve student's crendentials by demonstrating that they can excel in the sciences

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college with 8 semester hours each in biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics all with labs. Selection will be based primarily on academic qualifications (2.5 cumulative GPA and 2.0 science GPA); MCAT, OAT, PCAT, DAT, AHPAT or GRE scores; as well as an evaluation of the candidate's qualifications, achievements and commitment.

    Duration: The M.B.S takes at least two years to complete.

    Finances: The full-time tuition rate in 2002-03 is $22,485 per year. There is a $50 application fee.

    Application Deadline: June 1


    Nova Southeastern University
    Attn: Medical Sciences Admissions
    3200 South University Drive
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
    954-262-1101 or 800 -356-0026, Ext. 1101
    Web site: www.nova.edu

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