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June 24, 2010

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Although I'm no fan of Rand Paul's politics, he actually has a good reason for doing what he did with this. His objection to the other group was that they grandfathered in some old doctors and didn't require them to meet the standards that younger doctors did. So he and other doctors who felt that everyone should meet the same standards formed the other group. If this story is correct, I'm on Paul's side - on this one and only issue.

WesHopper, apparently only about seven doctors are certified by Paul's group, and he won't state what the standards are for certification. So this is an obvious attempt to get around AMA-recognized board certification requirements, not an effort to form a reputable alternative organization.

And if this was so up-and-up, why is Paul refusing to answer questions about his organization?
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20100614/NEWS0106/6140307/Rand-Paul-s-ophthalmology-certification-not-recognized-by-national-clearinghouse

You gotta love all the republicans in Kentucky who voted for Rand Paul and brought him to national exposure, priceless. Lets face it they will try to vote this liar in but we can only wait and see if there is other skeltons in hs closet, oh yeah he is not a racist, I repeat, he is not a racist. Great thing is we are talking about Kentucky, so being a racist is a positive.

Wow. I question each of these sources and where they obtained their information about rand paul. I could care less about his views but I wish they actually showed legitimate sources.

That, and the source couldnt even spell a specialists specialty.

If you haven't figured it out by now, you don't need to be part of the AMA to be board certified. You are certified by you State and Federal requirements. Joining the AMA is like joining any club associated with your profession and not mandatory. Many health professionals don't need to joint their "Association." I am a practicing health care provider and licensed by the State and Federal level and work every day since my degree was given and passed the State/Federal requirement test. I am not part of my Association for the reason of minimal benefit. I'd get a journal, a few perks off of conferences, etc... but I can still work without their recognition that I'm a part of the "Association."

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