James Sharer: Penn State Student

Posted: July 10, 2014 in Education, Society

James Sharer entered Pennsylvania State University as a pre-med student in 2012, and expects he will have completed his undergraduate courses by 2016. After that, he is planning to go on to medical school and becoming a doctor.

The decision to enroll at Penn State has been a good fit for James Sharer. He has always been an outstanding student, with grades good enough to get him a membership in the National Honor Society, which recognizes high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. James Sharer graduated from high school with a 3.66 grade point average.

At Penn State, James Sharer is in a school whose philosophy includes teaching students “that the real measure of success is what you do to improve the lives of others.” This is precisely what James Sharer wants to do with his life. “I want to earn my doctorate and pursue a career in medicine,” he says, “so that I can dedicate my life to helping those in need.”

The Biology curriculum at Penn State prepares students like James Sharer for professions requiring competence in biological science, or for gaining an understanding of the world of living things. Penn State biology students are also encouraged to select options to further their understanding of the field, and James Sharer has selected Vertebrate Physiology as his, which means he focuses on animal physiology and anatomy.

James Sharer has also been a research intern at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was involved in research pertaining to parkinson’s disease. He also worked with patients, administering various olfactory and gustatory tests.


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