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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.

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james sharer biology major

James Sharer: Biology Major

James Sharer is a biology student at Pennsylvania State University, where he has maintained a 3.74 grade point average and been on the school's Dean's List three times. He is a member of the Biology Club and of the Rules and Regulations Committee of THON, Penn State's fundraiser that supports the fight against pediatric cancer.

james sharer being a responsible life lifeguard
James Sharer: Being A Responsible Life Lifeguard

James Sharer is currently majoring in Biology at Pennsylvania State University. After graduating in 2016, he plans to go onto medical school. Prior to focusing on his medical schooling, James Sharer has held a few different jobs between semesters. In 2009 and 2010, he worked as a lifeguard at the Lionville Community YMCA. His main duties were to watch over the swimmers in the pool and the deck areas and make sure that everyone was safe.

maintains academic excellence
Maintains Academic Excellence

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.

volunteering his time for a cause
Volunteering His Time for A Cause

James Sharer knows that Childhood cancer is a serious issue and increasing worldwide. It's estimated that childhood cancer occurs more than 175,000 per year, with a mortality rate of nearly 96,000 per year. In countries such as the United States, childhood cancer has a mortality of around 20% of time. In low income areas or third world countries the mortality rate is approximately 80%, or even 90% in the poorest countries. Thanks to research that's being done here in the US the incidences of survival are slowly increasing.