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John Corker

Wright State University

John Corker

I am a third-year medical student at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. I am also a 2003 graduate of St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio and a 2007 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. After earning my degree in Biological Sciences, I spent two years traveling the country to recruit and evaluate applications as an Admissions Counselor in Notre Dame’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. In my free time (oxymoron?), I am an avid reader of the New York Times and the BBC news feed in order to stay abreast of current events and the ways of the world. I am also a host of the weekly medical talk show, Radio Rounds (www.RadioRounds.org), whose free podcasts you can find at the iTunes store. Whenever possible, I love to be active, exercise and watch my beloved Fighting Irish. When I grow up, I want to replace Kirk Herbstreit in his role at the ESPN/ABC family of networks. In the meantime, I look forward to pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine and Public Health Policy.

Z Posts by John Corker

Young Voters: Policy, Not Politics November 1, 2012 It's time to do away with all of these divisive, destructive politics, and begin to work together to create the kind of good, effective policy that this country so desperately needs. comments (0)
On Health Care, Obama, Romney Work to Differentiate Themselves October 4, 2012 The relatively short amount of time the candidates spent debating health care was well worth it. Both candidates were more specific as to how their plans for the future of health care actually differ; and the disparities were noticeable. comments (0)
On Health Care, Obama and Romney Must Tell It Like It Is October 1, 2012 As a medical student, I wish that President Obama and Governor Romney would be more honest with the American public about the impact of their respective health care plans. Because in the end, the two candidates' views just aren't that different on this critical issue. comments (3)
A Surprising and Complicated Ruling for America’s Health Care Future June 29, 2012 Yesterday's Supreme Court decision ensured nothing more than the opportunity for a different health care future. NGJ's John Corker reports on the ramifications and uncertainty resulting from the justices' decision. comments (1)
Catholic Hospitals Oppose Contraception Mandate, Not Individual Mandate June 21, 2012 The CHA's opposition to the HHS's contraception mandate is an expression of a position on one issue. It has absolutely no bearing on their support for the overall structure of the PPACA or its individual mandate. comments (12)
Students’ Futures and the Reality of D.C. Politics May 2, 2012 Unsurprisingly, partisan gridlock in Washington has delayed a bill to extend lower interest rates on student loans. While politicians continue to bicker, the college plans of millions of students are left in the balance. comments (2)
Doctors Concerned By Increasing Use Of Synthetic Pot April 27, 2012 Synthetic marijuana use has been a growing phenomenon over the past few years - mostly among teens and young adults. NGJ's John Corker reports on this trend that has left doctors worried about unknown medical side effects. comments (3)
Health Care Arguments Conclude, Decision Looms April 3, 2012 With the Supreme Court oral arguments on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act concluded, much remains in the balance. NGJ's John Corker breaks down the arguments and offers insight into the Court's upcoming decision. comments (1)