National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation Meeting, 47139-47140 [E8-18701]

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The purpose of this notice is to announce the upcoming meeting of the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (the Committee). Parts of this meeting will be open to the public, and the public is invited to attend those portions. E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1 47140 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 13, 2008 / Notices When and Where Will the Meeting Take Place? What Items Will Be on the Agenda for Discussion at the Meeting? We will hold the public meeting on September 15, 2008, from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m. in Salon A at Washington Marriott, 1221 22nd Street, NW., Washington, DC 20037. You may call the hotel at 202–872–1500 to inquire about room accommodations. The Committee 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 resulting in 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: Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Israel, The Netherlands, and Taiwan. Beginning August 22, 2008, 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/about/ bdscomm/list/ncfmea.html. 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. Melissa Lewis, the Executive Director for 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 7127, MS 7563, 1990 K St., NW., Washington, DC 20006, telephone: (202) 219–7009, fax: (202) 219–7008, e-mail: Melissa.Lewis@ed.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 157 (Wednesday, August 13, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47139-47140]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-18701]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation 
Meeting

AGENCY: 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 
(the Committee). Parts of this meeting will be open to the public, and 
the public is invited to attend those portions.

[[Page 47140]]

When and Where Will the Meeting Take Place?

    We will hold the public meeting on September 15, 2008, from 8:00 
a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m. in Salon A at Washington Marriott, 
1221 22nd Street, NW., Washington, DC 20037. You may call the hotel at 
202-872-1500 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. Melissa Lewis, the Executive Director for 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 7127, MS 7563, 1990 K St., NW., 
Washington, DC 20006, telephone: (202) 219-7009, fax: (202) 219-7008, 
e-mail: Melissa.Lewis@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 Committee?

    The Committee 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:
     On request of a foreign country, evaluate the standards of 
accreditation applied to medical schools in that country; and
     Determine the comparability of those standards to 
standards for accreditation applied to United States medical schools. 
Comparability of the applicable accreditation standards is an 
eligibility requirement for foreign medical schools to participate in 
the Federal Family Education Loan program, 20 U.S.C. 1071 et seq.

What Items Will Be on the Agenda for Discussion at the Meeting?

    The Committee 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 
resulting in 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: Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Israel, The 
Netherlands, and Taiwan. Beginning August 22, 2008, 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/about/
bdscomm/list/ncfmea.html.

How May I Obtain Electronic Access to This Document?

    You may view this document, as well as all other Department of 
Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe 
Portable Document Format (PDF), on the Internet at the following site: 
http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister.
    To use PDF, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available 
free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. 
Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498; or in 
the Washington, DC, area at (202) 512-1530.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the 
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/
nara/index.html.


    Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2.

    Dated: August 8, 2008.
Cheryl A. Oldham,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. E8-18701 Filed 8-12-08; 8:45 am]
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