AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
C Mercer University School of Medicine
City: Macon State: GA

Mercer University School of Medicine has strong policies concerning industry funds for trainees and off-site education. However, the consulting and samples domains were not addressed at all in this policy and no oversight body or sanctions were noted.



This institution did not provide any new or additional 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 Personal gifts from industry may not be accepted. However, there is no mention of on-site meals.
Consulting relationships 1 No applicable policy for consulting was provided.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 Although speaker's bureaus are not banned, there is a requirement that the speaker must be the sole determinant of the lecture content.
Disclosure 1 No applicable policy for disclosure submitted.
Pharmaceutical samples 1 No applicable policy for samples submitted.
Purchasing & Formularies 2 P&T Committee members are required to disclose their conflicts of interest to the rest of the committee, who will then vote on whether the member should recuse him/herself for the applicable decision.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Industry representatives are only permitted in non-patient care areas by appointment.
On-campus Education 2 The institution cites ACCME standards for all CME events whether or not CME credit is awarded.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 Individuals may not accept compensation (including defraying of costs) for solely attending a CME or other activity.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 The applicable department will receive the scholarship funds and select the recipient of the scholarship without any input from the industry donor.
Medical school curriculum 2 Although no curriculum was provided, the institution’s policy states that all students, residents, trainees and staff will receive training on potential conflicts of interest with industry.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? No No party for oversight was noted.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? No No sanctions for noncompliance were noted.
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)