34 CFR 600.56 - Additional criteria for determining whether a foreign veterinary school is eligible to apply to participate in the Direct Loan Program.

§ 600.56 Additional criteria for determining whether a foreign veterinary school is eligible to apply to participate in the Direct Loan Program.
(a) The Secretary considers a foreign veterinary school to be eligible to apply to participate in the Direct Loan Program if, in addition to satisfying the criteria in this part (except the criterion in § 600.54 that the institution be public or private nonprofit), the school satisfies all of the following criteria:
(1) The school provides, and in the normal course requires its students to complete, a program of clinical and classroom veterinary instruction that is supervised closely by members of the school's faculty, and that is provided in facilities adequately equipped and staffed to afford students comprehensive clinical and classroom veterinary instruction through a training program for foreign veterinary students that has been approved by all veterinary licensing boards and evaluating bodies whose views are considered relevant by the Secretary.
(2) The school has graduated classes during each of the two twelve-month periods immediately preceding the date the Secretary receives the school's request for an eligibility determination.
(3) The school employs for the program described in paragraph (a)(1) of this section only those faculty members whose academic credentials are the equivalent of credentials required of faculty members teaching the same or similar courses at veterinary schools in the United States.
(4) Effective July 1, 2015, the school is accredited or provisionally accredited by an organization acceptable to the Secretary for the purpose of evaluating veterinary programs.
(b)
(1) No portion of the foreign veterinary educational program offered to U.S. students, other than the clinical training portion of the program as provided for in paragraph (b)(2) of this section, may be located outside of the country in which the main campus of the foreign veterinary school is located;
(2)
(i) For a veterinary school that is neither public nor private nonprofit, the school's students must complete their clinical training at an approved veterinary school located in the United States;
(ii) For a veterinary school that is public or private nonprofit, the school's students may complete their clinical training at an approved veterinary school located—
(A) In the United States;
(B) In the home country; or
(C) Outside of the United States or the home country, if—
(1) The location is included in the accreditation of a veterinary program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA); or
(2) No individual student takes more than two electives at the location and the combined length of the elective does not exceed eight weeks.
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1002 and 1092.)
[75 FR 67197, Nov. 1, 2010]
Effective Date Note:
At 75 FR 67197, Nov. 1, 2010, § 600.56 was revised, however, paragraph (a)(4) is not effective until July 1, 2015.

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