AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
B University of Mississippi School of Medicine
City: Jackson State: MS

This school has strong policy language in consulting, speaking, and purchasing domains. Its gifts policy allows gifts under $50 value with a $300/year limit, which falls considerably short of the recommended “no gifts” policy. Addressing medical students’ industry interaction by developing a scholarship and curriculum component would strengthen this score. 



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 indicated consent to allow portions of their policy be cited for illustrative purposes.

Gifts & Meals 2 Meals are prohibited unless when provided at educational events. Gifts less than $50 per occurrence or $300 per year may be permitted.
Consulting relationships 2 Agreements may only entered with identification of legitimate need for service in advance. Payment must be according to fair market value. There is no language that necessitates review by insitution or a supervisor.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 Employees are permitted to receive compensation for participating actively in off-site events. Speaking engagements must be pre-approved by the Office of Integrity and Compliance.
Disclosure 1 The institution's workforce must complete a COI disclosure form. This requirement seems restricted to those serving on advisory boards and committees.
Pharmaceutical samples 1 No policy submitted.
Purchasing & Formularies 3 Employees on advisory boards or panels, especially for industry cannot be involved in decisions on purchase.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Vendors must have an appointment and may not enter patient care areas when visiting the institution.
On-campus Education 2 Educational grants coordinated through the Division of CME. No educational grants will be accepted if conditioned on the purchase of good, services or equipment.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 The policy permits industry support for travel to training and educational events, such as US FDA trainings with institutional review. Compensation for attending an event is prohibited.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 Educational grants are coordinated through the Division of CME and should not be provided directly to individuals.
Medical school curriculum 1 No curriculum submitted.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes The Office of Integrity and Compliance is responsible for oversight.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes Sanctions 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)