AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
B Morehouse School of Medicine
City: Atlanta State: GA

Summary: Morehouse School of Medicine provided policy requires that personnel report their outside relationships. Gifts are not entirely prohibited as those valued at about $100 are permissible, per vendor, per year. Samples are generally prohibited and only approved for special circumstances. Prior approval is required for all outside activities/relationships and oversight is well defined.

Demographics: Students spend 70% of their clinical time at Grady Memorial Hospital, 10% at South Fulton Hospital, and 20% at other hospitals. Submitted policies apply to Grady Memorial Hospital and Morehouse University.

Updates: This institution did not provide any new or additional for the 2012-13 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard. This institution's evaluation was last updated on 03/16/2011

Gifts & Meals 2 Gifts are never to be solicited from vendors. Gifts no more than $100 per vendor within a calendar year are acceptable.
Consulting relationships 3 The policy requires prior school approval in writing. Contracts must detail deliverables and specific tasks. Compensation must be of fair market value.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 Outside activities must be diclosed 10 days prior to commencement of the activity by filing a Notice of Intent to respective departments.
Disclosure 2 All personnel are required to report outside relationships annually.
Pharmaceutical samples 3 Samples are usually not permitted on the AMC but may be approved for a clinic under special circumstances provided there is a legitimate clinical need.
Purchasing & Formularies 2 Employees involved in decision making regarding purchasing are required to report COI annually.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Industry reps are only permitted on the AMC if their companies are registered with the Procurement Office and they have been specifically invited by a healthcare provider.
On-campus Education 2 Industry sponsorship of CME events exceeding $10,000 is overseen and reviewed by the Office of Compliance and Internal Audit.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 Payments for attending an off-site CME are not permitted. Financial support by indstry must be promptly disclosed. Payments for attending an off-site CME are not permitted. Financial support by indstry must be promptly disclosed. Policy prohibits industry from paying attendees' travel and attendance expenses
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 Selection of recipients of scholarships is solely the responsibility of the school or dean.
Medical school curriculum 1 The curricular materials provided refer to HIPAA guidelines in Ethical Conduct and do not adequately address the COI that may arise due to interaction with Industry
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes The University President and Chief Compliance Officer and Internal Audit Officer are noted as responsible for oversight.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes Administrative sanctions, intervention or termination are listed for violation of 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)