FR Doc E9-22518[Federal Register: September 18, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 180)]
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National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary 

ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on the National Committee on 
Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA).


SUMMARY: At this time, the Secretary of Education invites interested 
parties to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the National 
Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NCFMEA is authorized by the Higher 
Education Act as amended (HEA) [20 U.S.C. 1002(a)(2)(B)]. The Committee 
shall consist of 11 members appointed by the Secretary of Education, 
one of whom shall be a student at the time of appointment, enrolled in 
an accredited medical school. Upon request from a foreign country, the 
NCFMEA evaluates the standards of accreditation applied to applicant 
foreign medical schools in that country and determines the 
comparability of these standards to standards for accreditation applied 
to medical schools in the United States. Medical schools located in 
foreign countries that lack an NCFMEA finding of comparability of their 
accrediting standards are not eligible to have their U.S. students 
receive Federal student aid funds under Title IV of the HEA.
    Nomination Process: Any interested person or organization may 
nominate one or more qualified individuals for membership. If you would 
like to nominate an individual or yourself for appointment to the 
NCFMEA, please submit the following information to the U.S. Department 
of Education's White House Liaison Office:

     A copy of the nominee's r[eacute]sum[eacute];
     A cover letter that provides your reason(s) for nominating 
the individual; and
     Contact information for the nominee (name, title, business 
address, business phone, fax number, and business e-mail address).
    In addition, the cover letter must state that the nominee (if you 
are nominating someone other than yourself) has agreed to be nominated 
and is willing to serve on the Committee. Nominees should be respected 
in the educational community and representative of relevant 
constituencies, and will be appointed based on technical 
qualifications, professional experience, and a demonstrated broad 
knowledge of [foreign] medical school education and accreditation.

DATES: Nominations for the NCFMEA must be submitted (postmarked, if 
sending by mail; submitted electronically; or received, if hand 
delivered) by October 19, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations, including attachments, by any of 
the following methods:
     Electronically: Send to: (specify 
in the e-mail subject line, ``NCFMEA Nomination'').
     Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger, or 
courier service: Submit one copy of the documents listed above to the 
following address: U.S. Department of Education, White House Liaison 
Office, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 7C109, Washington, DC 20202. 
Attn: Karen Akins.
    For questions, contact Karen Akins, White House Liaison Office, at 
(202) 401-3677; fax (202) 205-0723, or via e-mail at

    Dated: September 14, 2009.

Arne Duncan,
Secretary of Education.
[FR Doc. E9-22518 Filed 9-17-09; 8:45 am]