AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
B East Tennessee State University - James H. Quillen College of Medicine
City: Johnson City State: TN

Summary: East Tennessee State University - James H. Quillen College of Medicine has a strong policy on industry gifts. Compensation for attendance at off-site lectures and meetings is also prohibited. Major limitations regarding consulting relationships at the individual level is missing, as well as individual disclosure of conflict of interest. However, oversight and sanctions are not referenced and are limited to conflict of interest disclosure review at the institutional level.

Demographics: On average, students spend 40% of their training at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, 40% at Mountain States Health Alliance, Johnson City Medical Center, and 20% at Quillen College of Medicine Clinics. 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: 01/02/2012

Gifts & Meals 3 Gifts and on-site meals are prohibited.
Consulting relationships 1 There are no significant limitations on consulting relationships at the individual level.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 Lecture content must be determined by the speaker, without influence from industry.
Disclosure 1 Disclosure is required for conflicts of interest at the institutional level, but there is no specific disclosure requirement for individuals.
Pharmaceutical samples 2 All samples are distributed and managed from a central location.
Purchasing & Formularies 2 Disclosure, but not recusal, is required for all individuals making purchasing decisions.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Industry sales representatives are allowed to meet with faculty by appointment only.
On-campus Education 2 Compliance with ACCME standards is cited as the primary mechanism by which on-site education is to be regulated.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 Attendees cannot be paid to attend off-site events or be reimbursed for travel.  This regulation does not include people providing legitimate services.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 The recipient of scholarship funds must be selected by the institution without influence of the industry.
Medical school curriculum 3 Their curriculum score did increase this year with the submission of curriculum policies.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? No Oversight is not established.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? No Sanctions are not 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)