James Sharer: Changing Lives Through Medicine

Posted: November 3, 2014 in Education, Society

James Sharer says that are many different reasons why people want to be of doctors. Many people choose to go into medicine, because of the financial gain and stature. Medicine can be a very profitable field to get into. James Sharer is like the masses of people who are motivated by a desire to help mankind. He has a genuine concern for others, and wants to improve our healthcare system.

He is pursuing his doctorate and a career in medicine to help those in need.

James Sharer knows that it takes a lot of work and perseverance to get into the medical field, and therefore has prepared both through academic credits and personal endeavors to prepare for his career. Once James Sharer gets his undergraduate degree, he is looking at four years of medical school and another three to seven years of residency after that. James Sharer stays active in many honor clubs and interning positions. He is a member of the Biology Club at Penn State and has stayed on the Dean’s List every year at Penn State.

James Sharer has been working a research intern under the director of the Smell and Taste Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His duties include managing databases, using statistical software such as SPSS and SYSTAT. James Sharer also worked with patients, testing them on various sensory. He is working on a research paper that looks at the effect of smoking on Parkinson’s disease. James Sharer plans to graduate in 2016, and from there go on to medical school.


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