Turns out Rand Paul is not a board-certified ophthalmologist, as he claims. Well, he is, but only by the National Board of Ophthalmology, an outfit would-be Senator Paul set up by himself and runs out of a PO box in Bowling Green. Not to be confused with the American Board of Ophthalmology, which certifies real ophthalmologists. His explanation, “what does that have to do with the election?” ---CK Michaelson, 6/16. Originally reported in Salon.
According to Wikipedia, he is an actual MD, from Duke no less. So I guess he's not a complete fraud, just sorta dumb. How'd he get through Duke med school? I wager there's a story there.