Hometown: Bristol, Fla.
Undergraduate Degree: Florida State University
Graduate Degree: MS Florida State University
Jared Shelby Barber graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and also obtained a master's degree in biomedical sciences. During his undergraduate years, Jared worked at TCC as a chemistry tutor and a laboratory assistant. His work at TCC allowed him to interact directly with students and professors and helped him develop essential communication skills. Jared also worked at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital as a ward clerk. He was able to work closely with nurses and doctors during his time at the hospital and, as a result, gained a new understanding of the services required to provide quality care for patients. He chose FSU to pursue his medical career because of its emphasis on patient-centered care and its mission to help the underserved and rural populations. Jared understands the needs in underserved areas in North Florida and is striving to return and give back to Calhoun and Liberty counties, where he grew up. He considers himself privileged to be attending the Florida State University College of Medicine.