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James Sharer knows that getting into the right medical school is challenging and therefore acknowledges the benefits from being on the Dean’s List. He also knows that maintaining both his grade level and standing on student committees looks good on a resume. A high grade point average is crucial for those students aspiring to go on to medical school or get an internship at a top hospital or healthcare facility.

James Sharer works hard in his studies and tries to maintain great relationships with his professors. Many people don’t understand the importance of being in the good graces of a professor. One great reference could go along way to putting the odds in a students favor when applying to graduate school.

James Sharer knows that the competition can be fierce when trying to get an internship. That’s why the Dean’s List is such an important part of any resume. In many ways it demonstrates to prospective employers that you are a hard worker and took school seriously and will be a great asset to their team.

James Sharer has made sure to make keeping his grades up a priority throughout his education, even prior to entering college. During his time at Downingtown West High School he maintained a 3.66 grade point average for all four years. James Sharer’s academic performance has never faltered while attending Penn State. In fact he has made the Dean’s List many times and maintains a cumulative 3.74 grade point average. He tries maintain to academic excellence and work hard in his pursuit of a career.

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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.

James Sharer was a research intern at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was attached to the University’s Smell and Taste Center. “As a research intern, I managed databases using statistical software including SYSTAT and SPSS,” James Sharer explained.

James Sharer is a biology major at Pennsylvania State University and is planning on a career in medicine. His time spent as a research intern was extremely valuable to the budding medical professional. “I am currently working on a research paper pertaining to the effect of smoking on Parkinson’s disease and its various symptoms,” he says.

There appears to be a definite link between Parkinson’s disease and cigarette smoking, as James Sharer is learning. It may be the only positive side to smoking, he says, although he is quick to add that no one should go out and start smoking as a way of fending off Parkinson’s disease.

A study published in 2010, says James Sharer, looked at the smoking history of more than three hundred thousand people, and found that here is indeed a relationship between smoking and reduced chances of getting the disease. And it appears that the longer someone has been a smoker, and not the number of cigarettes that they have smoked, is what makes the difference. The study concluded that people who had been smokers for more than forty years had a forty-six percent decrease in the risk of getting Parkinson’s disease.

If James Sharer and the paper he is working on could further the understanding of the link between smoking and a reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease, it would be a significant step forward and a significant achievement on the young Penn State biology major.

James Sharer is planning on becoming a doctor once he completes his education. He is currently a student at Pennsylvania State University, where he is majoring in Biology with a Vertebrate Physiology Option.

“After my four undergraduate years at The Pennsylvania State University, I plan on attending medical school,” James Sharer says. “I want to earn my doctorate and pursue a career in medicine so that I can dedicate my life to helping those in need.”

Along the way, James Sharer has been a research intern at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has also been a member of Penn State’s Biology Club

The Penn State Biology Club, James Sharer says, is a group of Penn students who share a common interest in the study of biology. The club provides useful interaction among biology majors and faculty, and provides awareness of career opportunities and graduate studies in the field.

Members of the Penn State University Biology Club also provide tutoring services to other Penn undergraduates and maintain a Facebook page to keep all interested students up-to-date with all of the club’s activities. There has been talk of publishing a newsletter that would discuss current biological research, too.

Other ideas for the Penn State University Biology Club include bringing in guest speakers to talk about specific areas relating to their common interest, and taking occasional trips to attractions like the local science center.

James Sharer has maintained a 3.74 grade point average during his years at Penn State University, and is on track to graduate in the spring of 2016.

James Sharer: Olfactory Tests

Posted: September 13, 2014 in Education, Society
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James Sharer is a student at Pennsylvania State University majoring in Biology, with a Vertebrate Physiology Option. He is planning on going to medical school after he graduates in 2016.

To get as much practical experience as he can before going on to medical school, James Sharer served as a research intern for Dr. Richard L. Doty, the Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Smell and Taste Center. “As a research intern, I managed databases using statistical software including SYSTAT and SPSS,” James Sharer explained. “I also worked with patients administering various olfactory tests.”

The University of Pennsylvania Smell and Taste Center is a world-renowned center for both its research and its clinical activities. It is the first NIH-funded center in the United States that is devoted entirely to the senses of taste and smell. The sense of smell, or olfactory, can be important in determining the validity of a patient’s complaint, James Sharer has learned. It is also important in determining the nature of the problem, and monitoring functions over time.

Research interns perform valuable work for the institute they are involved in, and also get great experience in the career they are thinking about. The intern program that James Sharer was involved in was coordinated by the research staff at the Smell and Taste Center. The Center provides clinical evaluation, treatment, and counseling for those patients who are experiencing smelling problems, along with providing facilities for research in basic and applied features of chemosensation. The center also provides training for students, such as James Sharer.

James Sharer: Camp Counselor

Posted: September 6, 2014 in Education, Society
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James Sharer is a student at Pennsylvania State University. He has always had a job during the summer between school years, ever since he was in high school. And it’s usually had something to do with working with younger people.

James Sharer has been a lifeguard and a lacrosse coach, among other things. In fact he like being a lacrosse coach so much that he did that for two summers in a row. He also spent a summer as a camp counselor in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

“As a camp counselor,” James Sharer explains, “it was my duty to provide a safe and fun atmosphere for the campers. It was important to be a good role model and leader so the campers had someone to look up to. I also had to interact with the campers’ parents, and deal with any issues that arose in a professional manner.”

Some of the activities that James Sharer and his campers were involved with include horseback riding, gymnastics, dance, and all kinds of sports, including soccer and baseball. There was also a Harry Potter Academy for fans of the Harry Potter series of books and movies.

Summer camp, James Sharer knows, is all about having a great time in a safe and friendly environment. It’s also about the relationships that develop between the campers and the staff. Kids keep coming back to the same camp each summer, after all, because they remember what a great time they had the summer before. And that is James Sharer knew how important it was to make sure each of the kids had a good time in a wholesome environment.

James Sharer: Lacrosse Coach

Posted: September 1, 2014 in Education, Society
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James Sharer is a student at Pennsylvania State University, where he is majoring in Biology and planning on becoming a doctor.

He graduated from Downingtown West High School in the spring of 2012, and right away began gearing up for college life. But he also had to work that summer. As with the summer of 2011, James Sharer spent the summer of 2012 working as a coach, leading a team of young lacrosse players and teaching them the finer points of the game.

“I was involved in designing drills and games for them to play,” James Sharer recalls. “I had to take a leadership role so that the children would listen to me and do what I asked them to.”

Taking a leadership role with kids on their summer break can sometimes be a tall order, as James Sharer learned. He quickly discovered that there can never be too many parents around at a team practice. He learned that parents make great assistant coaches, able to help him run drills and make sure the young athletes stayed hydrated on those hot summer afternoons.

James Sharer also learned that a well-organized practice session worked to his advantage. Idle hands are the devil’s workshop, the saying goes, and James Sharer figured out that keeping the kids busy every single minute helped them stay focused on improving their games.

Finally, James Sharer always kept in mind that youth lacrosse ­ – or any youth sport, for that matter – wasn’t about winning so much as it was about teaching kids the fundamentals of a game, and making sure they had some fun along the way. So he always tried to have all the kids on the team involved, during practices and games alike.