AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
B Temple University School of Medicine
City: Philadelphia State: PA

Temple University School of Medicine's Policy includes disclosure being required for faculty on an annual basis, prohibition of gifts, and the requirement of approval for consulting relationships. They could further improve their performance by demonstrating a strong conflict of interest curriculum for their medical students, as this is their weakest domain.


This institution provided updates policies for the 2012-3 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard, but did not make any significant changes to any of the domains. Their grade remains a B.


This institution's evaluation was last updated: 4/9/2013

Gifts & Meals 3 All gifts including meals are prohibited.
Consulting relationships 3 Consulting relationships must be approved by the Section Chief/Chairperson and commensurate with current, fair market value with specific services reported.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 Disclosure is required if content of presentation "is chosen at least in part by the faculty member" though based on current scientific evidence.
Disclosure 2 Disclosure is required for faculty on an annual basis.
Pharmaceutical samples 2 Samples are acceptable at clinical departments with designated individuals responsible for their storage at locations available to appropriate personnel.
Purchasing & Formularies 2 Faculty in purchasing decisions committees with financial COI must disclose such relationships prior to engaging in purchasing decision.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Industry representatives are allowed access to non-patient care areas by prior appointment with faculty which should be reported to Section Chief or Chairperson.
On-campus Education 2 Funds are organized by the Office of CME and manged according to FDA and ACCME guidelines.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 Faculty may not accept any compensation from industry for attending any industry-sponsored event at which he/she is not a speaker.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 1 Although the policy submitted states that gifts, including unrestricted grants are to be directed to the Office of Institutional Advancement or the Office of Sponsored projects, and under no circumstances be given directly to an individual faculty member, the policy is limited to faculty's acceptance of gifts. This policy does not address the provision of student and other trainee scholarship and funds. If the policy were modified to encompass students as well, this would improve the school's score in this domain.
Medical school curriculum 1 No policy submitted.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes Dean, University Counsel, Office of CME, Office of Sponsored projects, Office of Institutional Advancement, Section Chiefs and departmental Chairpersons have been cited.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? No No policy 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)