AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
D Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
City: Philadelphia State: PA

The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's policies include pre-approval for outside activities.  Funds provided for on-site and off-site activities are to be utilized outside of industry control, and recipients of scholarships/trainee funds are required to be chosen independent of industry influence.  This policy could be improved by implementing a stronger gift & meals policy.  The disclosure, samples and industry reps policies also represent areas for development, as they are currently non-existent.



This institution did not provide any new or additional for the 2012-13 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard. This institution's evaluation was last updated: 12/06/2010

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


Gifts & Meals 1 Educational gifts from industry, valued at $100 or less may be accepted occasionally.
Consulting relationships 3 Compensation/honoraria may only be accepted by bona fide faculty according to a written contract with industry. Prior approval is required from the Health Care Compliance Officer
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 Approval for particiapting in educational speaking engagements by the Health Care Compliance Officer is required.
Disclosure 1 Annual disclosure only required of faculty, managers and individuals in purchasing department.
Pharmaceutical samples 1 Sample policy is referenced but not clearly defined, does seem as though physicians may accept samples.
Purchasing & Formularies 1 Members with financial COI must disclose such COI if meets significant relationship requirements (> $10,000 or 5%). Based on the decision of the affected party's supervisor they may be permitted to participate in the process.
Industry Sales Representatives 1 No policy presented.
On-campus Education 2 The AMC retains responsibility for and control over the content and selection of presenter.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 Travel support or payments from industry for attending an off-site event is prohibited.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 The institution selects the recipients of the scholarships and trainee funds.
Medical school curriculum 1 Curricular material not provided.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes Oversight specified.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes Sanctions outlined.
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)