[Federal Register: August 3, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 148)]
[Notices]               
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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, 1999 beginning at 9:00 
a.m. at The Latham Hotel, 3000 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007. 
You may call the Hotel on (202) 726-5000 to inquire about room 
accommodations.

What Access Does the Hotel 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

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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 30, 1999, you may call to obtain the 
identity of the countries whose standards are to be evaluated during 
this meeting.
    The Committee also will review the guidelines it uses to make 
comparability determinations and decide what revisions are necessary. 
This discussion of the guidelines will be open to the public.

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, ROB-3, Room 3082, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20202-7563, telephone (202) 260-3636, fax: (202) 260-
5049. Individuals who use telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
Greg Woods,
Chief Operating Officer, Student Financial Assistance.
[FR Doc. 99-19931 Filed 8-2-99; 8:45 am]
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