FR Doc 03-19530
[Federal Register: August 1, 2003 (Volume 68, 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 public meeting on September 11-12, 2003 in the 
Foggy Bottom/Capitol Hill Rooms at The Hilton Garden Inn, 815 14th 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. On Thursday, September 11, the 
meeting will convene at 9:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m., and on Friday, 
September 12, the meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 
12:30 p.m. You may call the hotel reservations desk at (202) 783-7800 
or fax the hotel at (202) 783-7801 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:
    [sbull] evaluate the standards of accreditation applied to 
applicant foreign medical schools; and
    [sbull] 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 the Cayman Islands, Denmark, Dominica, the Dominican 
Republic, Grenada, Ireland, Mexico, the Philippines, Poland, Saba, 
Serbia, Taiwan, Uganda, and the United Kingdom. Beginning August 24, 
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

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listing of countries will also be posted on the Department of 
Education's Web site at the following address: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/ncfmea/ncfmeetings.html.

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

Sally L. Stroup,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 03-19530 Filed 7-31-03; 8:45 am]

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