[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 97 (Tuesday, May 20, 2014)]
[Page 28919]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-11679]

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National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, National Committee on 
Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation, Department of Education.

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 nomination(s) for individuals to serve on the 
National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NCFMEA was established by the Secretary 
of Education under Section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as 
amended. The Committee shall consist of eleven (11) members appointed 
to a three year term (initial terms will be staggered one year, two 
year, or three year term, as determined by the Secretary of Education), 
one of whom shall be a student at the time of appointment, enrolled in 
an accredited medical school. As of September 30, 2014, the terms of 
the current eleven (11) NCFMEA members will expire.
    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 (including incumbents who wish to seek reappointment), please 
submit the following information to the U.S. Department of Education's 
White House Liaison Office.
     A cover letter addressed to the Secretary of Education 
that provides your reason(s) for nominating the individual; and
     A copy of the nominee's current resume or curriculum 
     Contact information for the nominee (name, title, business 
address, business phone, fax number, and business email address).

In addition, the cover letter must include a statement affirming that 
the nominee (if you are nominating someone other than yourself) has 
agreed to be nominated and is willing to serve on the Committee if 
selected. Nominees should be broadly knowledgeable about foreign 
medical education and accreditation, respected in the educational 
community, and representative of the relevant constituencies.

DATES: Nominations via mail for the NCFMEA must be postmarked by June 
16, 2014. Electronic or hand delivered nominations must be received by 
no later than 12:00 noon Eastern Daylight Savings Time June 16, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations, including attachments by any of 
the following methods:
     Electronically: Send to [email protected] (specify 
in the email 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: The Honorable Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, 
U. S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, D. 
C. 20202.
    Please submit nomination information via only one (1) of the 
methods mentioned above.
    For questions related to NCFMEA, contact Carol Griffiths, NCFMEA 
Executive Director at (202) 219-7035; or via email at 
[email protected]. For questions about the nominations process 
contact the U. S. Department of Education, White House Liaison Office 
at 202 401-3677.
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Brenda Dann-Messier,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2014-11679 Filed 5-19-14; 8:45 am]