Application of Commonwealth Medical Education Corporation for Approval of Change to Degree-Granting Status, Name Change to 'The Commonwealth Medical College,' and Amendment and Restatement of its Articles of Incorporation
[38 Pa.B. 2498]
[Saturday, May 31, 2008]
Notice of Opportunity for Hearing and
Invitation to Protest
Under 24 Pa.C.S. § 6503(e) (relating to certification of institutions), the Department of Education (Department) will consider the application of the Commonwealth Medical Education Corporation for a Certificate of Authority approving the institution's change to degree-granting status with a corresponding change of name. The organization requests approval to operate a community-based medical college under the name The Commonwealth Medical College. The proposed degree programs are a program in Medicine leading to a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree and a program in Biomedical Sciences leading to a Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) degree. Approval of authority to confer an honorary Doctor of Medical Arts degree is also requested. Additionally and in tandem, the Department will consider the organization's request to amend and restate its Articles of Incorporation.
In accordance with 24 Pa.C.S. § 6503(e), the Department will act upon these items without hearing, unless within 30 days after the publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin a written request for public hearing is filed with the Department, along with a notice of intervention, a petition to intervene or protest in accordance with 1 Pa. Code §§ 35.23 and 35.24 (relating to protests) or 1 Pa. Code §§ 35.27--35.32 (relating to intervention).
Petitions to intervene, protest and request for hearing shall be filed with Carol M. D. Gisselquist, Higher Education Specialist (717) 787-4448, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333 on or before 4 p.m. on the due date prescribed by this notice. Persons wishing to review the application should phone or write to the aforementioned office to schedule a time for an in-office review. Duplicate copies of the application are not available.
Persons with a disability who wish to attend the hearing, if held, and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate should contact Carol Gisselquist at (717) 787-4448 to discuss how the Department may best accommodate their needs.
GERALD L. ZAHORCHAK, D.Ed.,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-1019. Filed for public inspection May 30, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]
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