AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
F Western University of Health Sciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
City: Pomona State: CA

This institution supplied AMSA with a newly updated conflict of interest policy after the submission deadline had passed.  This policy was evaluated and the final grade remains an F. 

This institution submitted new policies for the 2011-2012 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard that only covered one domain - namely, disclosure. There was no language in the policies regarding gifts, samples, purchasing and formularies, on and off-site education, industry sales representatives, curriculum, scholarships or other funds for trainees, and enforcement of policies. The disclosure policy could be improved as it only asks for internal disclosure as an option for employees who enter a relationship that may have potential conflict of interest. It would be a model policy if they included disclosure to all trainees and also had a website with public disclosure.



This institution did not provide any new or additional for the 2012-13.This institution's evaluation was last updated: 6/15/2012


* The curricular review on 6/15/2012 was performed by the Scorecard Director and staff, not by blinded analysts, and is therefore an unofficial grade.  An official scoring will take place in the fall, and any necessary changes will be announced then.


This institution has not indicated consent to allow portions of their policy be cited for illustrative purposes.

Gifts & Meals 1 The policy includes no guidelines regarding gifts or on-site meals.
Consulting relationships 1 The policies do not include any language regarding consulting relationships but does defer the participation of an individual to external committees to either be disclosed or handled by an immediate supervisor.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 1 No policy or policy not provided.
Disclosure 2 The policy states clearly that should the employee participant in activity that would be considered to have conflict-of-interest, they need to disclose this relationship to a Dean, Department Chairperson, Supervisor, or another independent authority. This section is found under the heading of Disclosure on page 1 or 3 of the policy.
Pharmaceutical samples 1 The policy does not include any language about samples.
Purchasing & Formularies 1 The policy does not include any language about purchasing and formularies.
Industry Sales Representatives 1 No policy or policy not provided
On-campus Education 1 The policy does not include any language regarding on-site education - only appropriate use of university property and facilities.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 1 No policy or policy not provided
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 1 No policy or policy not provided
Medical school curriculum 1 No policy or policy not provided
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes This policy references oversight.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes This policy references sanctions.
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)