AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
C Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
City: Dayton State: OH

Summary: Wright State University has a policy that is strong regarding gifts and consulting relationships, but average to weak in all other domains.  There is a complete gift ban in place.  Contracts and prior approval is required for all consulting arrangements.  Disclosure is not universal.  The acceptance of funds from industry for outside education is unclear, and may indeed be stronger than we are grading it, but would benefit from improved wording.  Limitations on industry funding scholarships and a COI curriculum for students would also improve their overall performance.   

Demographics: On average students spend 30% of their training at Miami Valley Hospital, 19% at Children's Medical Center, and 14% at Good Samaritan Hospital  Students are instructed to follow submitted policies on and off the home campus however it is unclear how the policies apply to faculty and clinical educators at various sites.

Updates: This institution submitted updated policies to the 2012-3 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard. The document provided was a financial COI policy for investigators only. All scores are unchanged. Their score remains a C.


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

Gifts & Meals 3 This institution has a complete ban on all meals and gifts, including medical textbooks and educational gifts.
Consulting relationships 3 Outside employment must be pursuant to a written agreement established in advance with a description of deliverables. Prior approval is required for faculty.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 Speakers are required to disclose financial interests. Presentation content must be free of bias, and may be submitted for peer review by the School's CME director. Prior approval is required before accepting outside employment.
Disclosure 1 Only certain employees, specifically research investigators, are required to file a financial disclosure statement annually.
Pharmaceutical samples 2 Samples are acceptable for low-income patients, usually as therapeutic trial prior to writing a full prescription.
Purchasing & Formularies N/A This institution does not purchase prescription medicines.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Industry representatives are allowed access to the school premises by appointment only.
On-campus Education 2 All CME activities must comply with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 1 Although travel funds to faculty are prohibited under the gift ban, this policy doesn't specify whether it applies to travel for off-site CME events, or whether students may accept such travel support.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 1 No policy or policy not provided.
Medical school curriculum 1 Curricular material provided does not relate to managing conflicts of interest.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes Questions regarding compliance to the policy is directing to the General Counsel.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes Failure to comply with policy requirements can result in civil or criminal sanctions under law.
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)