AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
B Dartmouth Medical School
City: Hanover State: NH

Summary: Dartmouth Medical School has a very strong set of policies, with model language in nearly all domains, particularly gifts, external consulting and industry support of CME, where funding is centralized at the institutional level. A ban on samples is also exemplary. All funds for educational/research purposes are administered without influence form industry. Widening the scope of individuals who must disclose policies would be a good next step.

Demographics: The major clinical sites are Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical School, the Veteran's Affairs Hospital at White River Junction, and California Pacific Medical Center. Submitted policies apply to all sites.

Updates: This institution did not submit any new or additional policies for the 2012-13 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard. This institution's evaluation was last updated: 01/16/2011

This institution has not indicated consent to allow the public posting of their policies.    

Gifts & Meals 3 All personnel are prohibited from accepting gifts.
Consulting relationships 3 Consulting relationships require prior approval by appropriate supervisors and a signed written agreement.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 Renumarations should be of fair market value and should not exceed 10% of total salary. Agreements require approval and are limited to one year, but there is no comment on renewal.
Disclosure 1 Annual disclosure is only required for trustees, key employees and selected highly compensated individuals.
Pharmaceutical samples 3 Pharmaceutical samples are prohibited and samples of other goods and services may only be accepted for evaluation.
Purchasing & Formularies 2 Employees are not allowed to receive inducements that may influence the purchase of a product.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Industry representatives are not permitted to proceed to depts or physicians office. Appointments may be requested
On-campus Education 3 All unrestricted funds must be given directly to the office of the Hitchcock Foundation, who will retain control over the content of the educational activities sponsored.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 Attendees may not accept subsidies for financial costs of participating in vendor/induystry sponsored activities.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 Department chairs and section chiefs are responsible for the allocation of funds for educational/research purposes independent of medical industry influence.
Medical school curriculum 3 The curricular documents supplied show a clear and consistant message regarding the potential for conflicts of interest to develop through industry marketing and their effects on health outcomes.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes Compliance and Audit Services, Center for Continuing Education on Health Services (CCEHS) Chief Compliance and Quality Officer (CCQO) are mainly responsible for oversight.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes Sanctions are clearly outlined in the policy.
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)