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National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation Meeting held September 15, 2000

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Summary: National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation Meeting held September 15, 2000
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[Federal Register: August 1, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 148)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and
Accreditation; Meeting

AGENCY: National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and
Accreditation, Department of Education.

What Is the Purpose of This Notice?

The purpose of this notice is to announce the upcoming meeting of
the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation.
Parts of this meeting will be open to the public, and the public is
invited to attend those portions.

When and Where Will the Meeting Take Place?

We will hold the meeting on September 15, 2000 beginning at 9:00
a.m. at the U.S. Department of Education, in the 8th Floor Conference
Center, 1990 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006.

What Access Does the Conference Center Provide for Individuals With
Disabilities?

The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If
you will need an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting
(e.g., interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials
in an alternate format), notify the contact person listed in this
notice at least two weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Although
we will attempt to meet a request received after that date, we may not
be able to make available the requested auxiliary aid or service
because of insufficient time to arrange it.

What Are the Functions of the Committee?

The National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and
Accreditation was established by the Secretary of Education under
section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by Public
Law 105-244. The Committee's responsibilities are to (1) evaluate the
standards of accreditation applied to applicant foreign medical
schools; and (2) determine the comparability of those standards to
standards for accreditation applied to United States medical schools.

What Are the Issues To Be Considered At This Meeting?

The National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and
Accreditation will review the standards of accreditation applied to
medical schools by several foreign countries to determine whether those
standards are comparable to the standards of accreditation applied to
medical schools in the United States. Discussions of the standards of
accreditation will be held in sessions open to the public. Discussions
that focus on specific determinations of comparability are closed to
the public in order that each country may be properly notified of the
decision. Beginning August 18, you may call to obtain the identity of
the countries whose standards are to be evaluated during this meeting.

Who Is the Contact Person for the Meeting?

Please contact Bonnie LeBold, who is the Executive Director of the
National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation, if
you have questions about the meeting. You may contact her at the U.S.
Department of Education, 7th Floor--Rm. 7007, 1990 K St. N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20006, telephone: (202) 219-7009, fax: (202) 219-7008,
e-mail: Bonnie_LeBold@ed.gov. Individuals who use telecommunications
device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay
Service at 1-800-877-8339.

A. Lee Fritschler,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
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