International Association of
Conference call July 18, 2006
The founding members of each school were notified by email, and phone. All
acknowledged notice and agreed to be a participant. Unfortunately, the original
time, 4 p.m. was changed to 5:30 p.m. At 5:30 p.m. those on the call were; David
Fredrick, Nancy Perri, Jerry Thornton, Mahendra Patel, Bernie Ferguson and
expert, Thomas Monahan. It was agree everyone would wait for Charlie Modica and
Yife Tien. At 5:40 it was agreed the meeting would proceed with the hope they
would join us promptly. Subsequent to the call Yife Tien advised he had
attempted contact at the original time.
An attempt to record the call was not successful. It was learned that by placing
an extension phone handset on a tape recorder results in a record of much of
what was said on the other extension but little of what was said on the outside
phones. This digest has been circulated among all participants to be certain it
accurately reflects the substance of the discussion prior to it being placed on
this web site.
The President served as Chair. The first item for discussion was the Senior
Accreditation Chair. Each school was asked to name their school’s Chair of its
Self Study Management/Oversight Committee. They were as follows; Saba
University, Dr. Joseph Chu, Ross University, Dr. Nancy Perri, St. Matthews
University, Dr. Jerry Thornton and Mahendra Patel will present the two senior
Chairs of the University of Silesia and Lubin at the Management/Oversight Chair
meeting. Dr. Charles Modica, St. George University and Yife Tien, American
University of the Caribbean will be contacted for their Chairpersons.
The second item for discussion was the date and location satisfactory to all
school Chairs to meet for review of the Data Base Study and Self Study Protocol.
After discussion the most desirable location is one proximate to LaGuardia
airport such as the Marriott Courtyard hotel that was used for our last annual
meeting date is August 31, 2006, and the time is 8:30 a.m.
The third item for discussion was the payment of salary and office expenses.
Email vote number12 dated December 31, 2005 was read. All agreed the chief
executive’s salary is to be paid quarterly, in advance of each quarter and the
fixed amount for ordinary office equipment, space and supplies is to be paid in
advance of the first of each month.
The fourth item for discussion was my reimbursement for having paid IAOMC
expenses since last August. In response to the question, how did this come
about? It was explained we began as a NY State association. Neither our Florida
based treasurer nor our Virginia based assistant treasurer could open a bank
account. Since 9/11 all banks require a certificate of incorporation before they
will open a new account for an out of state customer. Charles Adams accommodated
IAOMC by depositing membership funds in a NY bank. He paid out expenses for our
August 12th meeting and reimbursed me to the end of August. IAOMC applied for
and received a New York State Regents corporation and awaited its issuance. This
was granted retroactive to January 2006. There were some processing delays. The
solution is for me to arrange copies of all checks issued and my personal credit
card charges and forward the to Yife Tien’s accountant for payment.
The fifth item for discussion was the less than complete record of New York
State site team reports. The reason two schools do not have their NY site team
report on our website is that they have not sent them to me. Nancy asked Tom if
these are public records and he replied if anyone sends in a Freedom of
information request and pays the fee they will receive the report. Bernie
explained AUC’s counsel, Cynthia Holden, has taken the position that reading
these reports can be misleading, a distortion of the true facts. I proposed she
meet with Tom Monahan, Father Jeff and me to provide her with the opportunity to
demonstrate what she meant. This was with the thought that discussion of a
problem may lead to enlightened resolution. She said she was going on vacation
and couldn’t meet. I suggested we arrange a date after her vacation. She refused
claiming after her vacation she would arrange her priorities and be in touch.
That was about six weeks ago. Exactly what the objections may be is a puzzle. We
look forward to that meeting. Charles Adams explained this was the subject of
The sixth item for discussion was the inquiry made to 31 countries and eight
states without their own schools. A tentative meeting is slated for the first
week in October for schools to meet with governments to discuss establishing a
program for their qualified medical students.
The conference call ended about one hour after it began.