AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
D University of South Alabama - College of Medicine
City: Mobile State: AL

Summary: University of South Alabama - College of Medicine provides a fair set of policy documents, but with many areas left unaddressed. For consulting relationships, employees are required to submit a business plan (no formal contract is required). All financial interests are reported annually.  There was no policy for gifts, speaking relationships or samples presented.  It is unclear if industry influence is addressed in medical education, as no curricular materials were provided as well as no policy regarding industry funding of scholarships.  

Demographics: The major training sites for students are University of South Alabama Medical Center and University of South Alabama Children's and Women's Hospital. The submitted policies applies to all faculty and administrative directors employed in the hospital setting.

Updates: This institution did not provide any new or additional for the 2012-13 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard. This institution's evaluation was last updated: 2/27/2012

Gifts & Meals 1 No policy provided.
Consulting relationships 2 Employees must file, in writing, with their department supervisor before undertaking any outside employment.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 1 No policy provided.
Disclosure 2 All financial conflicts of interests are reported annually.
Pharmaceutical samples 1 No policy provided.
Purchasing & Formularies 2 Employees are required to disclose compensation (>$100/incident, <=$300/yr) received from any individual or entity doing business with the school
Industry Sales Representatives 1 No policy provided.
On-campus Education 1 No policy provided.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 1 No policy provided.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 1 No policy provided.
Medical school curriculum 1 No policy provided.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes Oversight by University COC/FCOI committee
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes Sanctions established in relation to disclosure 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)