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Meeting; National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation

Publication Date: January 2004
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Meeting; National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation

Posted on 01-29-2004


[Federal Register: January 28, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 18)]
[Notices]              
[Page 4120-4121]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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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 public meeting on March 8, 2004 from 3:30 p.m.
until approximately 5:30 p.m., and on March 9, 2004 from 8:15 a.m.
until approximately 3:30 p.m. in New Hampshire Rooms One & Two at The
Wyndham City Center Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Avenue, NW., Washington,
DC 20037. You may call the hotel at (202) 775-0800 or fax the hotel at
(202) 887-9171 to inquire about room accommodations.

What Assistance Will Be Provided to 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.

Who Is the Contact Person for the Meeting?

    Please contact Ms. Bonnie LeBold, 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, room 7007, MS 7563, 1990 K St. NW.,
Washington, DC 20006, telephone: (202) 219-7009, fax: (202) 219-7008,
e-mail:
Bonnie.LeBold@ed.gov.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD)
may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

What Are the Functions of the National 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. The

Committee's responsibilities are to:
    Evaluate the standards of accreditation applied
to applicant foreign medical schools; and
    Determine the comparability of those standards
to standards for accreditation applied to United States medical
schools.

What Items Will Be on the Agenda for Discussion at the 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.
    The countries tentatively scheduled to be discussed at the meeting
include Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, India,
Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines,
St. Lucia, and St. Maarten. Beginning February 23, you may call the

contact person listed above to obtain the final listing of the
countries whose standards will be discussed during this meeting. The
listing of countries will also be posted on the Department of
Education's Web site at the following address:
 http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/accreditation_pg21.html#NCFMEA

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.

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    Note: The official version of this document is the document
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    Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2.

    Dated: January 22, 2004.
Sally L. Stroup,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 04-1782 Filed 1-27-04; 8:45 am]

Last Modified: 01/28/2004