AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
B Baylor College of Medicine
City: Houston State: TX

Baylor College of Medicine has several excellent policies, especially in the domains regarding consulting arrangements, formulary committees and travel to off-site events. The rest of the policies are solid, with the exception of curriculum, which is not covered in this policy. A full gift ban would also be logical, as educational gifts in particular, accustom students to be comfortable with accepting gifts routinely from industry.



This institution did not submit any new or additional policies for the 2012-13 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard. This institution's evaluation was last updated: 12/05/2010

This institution has not consented to allow their policy to be publicly posted or quoted for illustrative purposes.

Gifts & Meals 2 All meals and most gifts are banned- however, educational gifts, such as textbooks, are permitted.
Consulting relationships 3 All consulting relationships must be written in a formal contract, with appropriate compensation, and must be approved in advance by the institution.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 Speaking at off-site CME events must be written in a formal agreement, approved in advance and payment must be at fair market value.
Disclosure 2 All covered personell are required to make annual internal disclosures of their financial relationships
Pharmaceutical samples 2 The institution does not permit personnel or trainees to directly accept free drug samples. Instead, all samples must be managed at a central repository.
Purchasing & Formularies 3 Contracts between the institution and businesses must be negotiated on behalf of the institution by someone who does not have a relationship with the business.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Industry representatives are permitted on-site by invitation only, and then only in non-patient care areas.
On-campus Education 2 The institution adheres to ACCME standards for all CME activities.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 All industry support for travel to off-site educational events is permitted as long as the institution chooses the recipients of the funds and additional payment for attendance is not permitted.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 All recipients of industry-sponsored scholarships and trainee funds will be chosen by the institution, with the understanding of no quid pro quo.
Medical school curriculum 1 No applicable policy was included.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes Oversight was clearly mentioned.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes Sanctions are referenced.
What the results mean...
3Model policy
2Good progress toward model policy
1No policy, or policy unlikely to have a substantial effect on behavior
0Did not report
N/APolicy not relevant to this institution (e.g., does not make purchasing decisions)