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NCFMEA is meeting March 28th FFEL status for IMG schools

Discussion in 'General International Discussion' started by cooldreams, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. cooldreams

    cooldreams American Mensa Member :)
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    BOARDS & COMMISSIONS
    National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA)
    The National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation was established under the Higher Education Amendments of 1992 (Public Law 102-325).
    Mission

    1. What is the role of the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA)?
    The role of the NCFMEA is to review the standards used by foreign countries to accredit medical schools and determine whether those standards are comparable to the standards used to accredit medical schools in the U.S. The Committee's function is specified in Section 102(a)(2)(B) of the Higher Education Act, as amended.
    2. Why is this type of comparability determination important?
    It's important to American students who want to attend a foreign medical school and wish to receive loans under the Federal Family Educational Loan (FFEL) to help them with educational expenses. If the NCFMEA determines that a foreign country's accreditation standards for medical schools are comparable, then any accredited medical school in that country is eligible to apply to the US Department of Education to participate in the FFEL Program.
    3. Does the NCFMEA accredit foreign medical schools?
    No, the NCFMEA does not review or accredit foreign medical schools. The NCFMEA only reviews the standards that a foreign country uses to accredit its medical schools.
    4. Does the US Department of Education accredit foreign medical schools?
    No, the US Department of Education does not accredit foreign medical schools. Any accredited medical school in a country that has comparable accreditation standards as determined by the NCFMEA may apply to the Department to participate in the FFEL Program. As part of the application, the school must provide documentation that it has been accredited by the entity in the foreign country that has responsibility for such accreditation. Evidence of accreditation is just one of the eligibility criteria that the foreign medical school must meet in order to participate in the FFEL Program.
    5. How do I obtain a list of foreign medical schools that are eligible to participate in the FFEL Program?
    For information on which foreign medical schools are eligible to participate in the FFEL Program, contact the Foreign Schools Team at the US Department of Education. The Team's phone number is (202) 377-3168 and fax number is (202) 275-3486.



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    FY 2007 Meetings:

    * March 2007 Meeting - March 28, 2007
     
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  3. cooldreams

    cooldreams American Mensa Member :)
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    hmm... no comments yet? this seems like it would be a somewhat big deal for some of the "lesser" caribbean schools.
     

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