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Claren A Harper

M.D. Class of 2019

Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
Undergraduate Degree: Florida State University

Claren graduated from Florida State University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in biological science and a minor in chemistry. As an undergraduate, she was involved in Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) at FSU and volunteered as a camp counselor for kids at Camp Boggy Creek and the Tallahassee Memorial Diabetes Center. She traveled to Jamaica with AED and the Caribbean American Medical Educational Organization to set up clinics for people living in rural areas, and then led a team back to the same communities the following year. Upon graduation, Claren spent the summer working as a medical assistant in a pediatric endocrinology office, and then moved home to work as a substitute teacher before beginning medical school. She enjoys the beach, spending free time with her family, riding horses, and being active. Claren is excited to begin her career in medicine and has plans to become a surgeon. She values the FSU College of Medicine's mission statement, and will approach her surgical career with a focus on patient-centered care.