Accreditation and Standards in Foreign Medical Education
The National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation or NCFMEA was most recently authorized by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. The Committee is authorized to evaluate the standards of accreditation applied to foreign medical schools, and to determine the comparability of those standards to standards applied to medical schools in the United States. A determination of comparability of accreditation standards by the NCFMEA is an eligibility requirement for foreign medical schools to participate in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Student Loan Program [20 U.S.C. §§ 1087a et seq.].