AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
A University of California - Irvine School of Medicine
City: Orange State: CA

Summary: University of California - Irvine School of Medicine is part of the UC system and many of their policies are covered by the UC system policies.  In addition, they supplied strong school-specific policies on gifts, outside employment, site access by vendors, on-site education. System-wide policies applied for all other domains. In regards to the system policies, it is a model policy that scored high in most domains.   Annual disclosure is required certain employees. 

Demographics: On average students spend 40% of their training at UC Irvine Medical Center, 25% at Long Beach VA Medical Center, 15% at Children's Hospital of Orange County, and 20% at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Submitted policies apply only to UC Irvine Medical Center.

Updates:  This institution did not provide any new or additional for the 2012-13 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard. This institution's evaluation was last updated: 3/1/2012.

Gifts & Meals 3 All gifts, including meals, are prohibited.
Consulting relationships 2 Consulting relationships must have explicit contracts.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 Honoraria must be according to an explicit contract. Deliverables (presentations?) must be restricted to scientific matters and not marketing.
Disclosure 2 Members of the university community are required to disclose conflicts of interest annually.
Pharmaceutical samples 3 Samples accepted must be limited to the amount necessary for instruction. Samples may also be accepted at university-sanctioned free clinics for low income patients.
Purchasing & Formularies 3 Officials are required to disqualify themselves from making University decisions if they receive gifts of $320/source/yr
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Meetings are by appointment and in non-patient care areas
On-campus Education 2 Funding must comply with ACCME guidelines. Funds cannot be accepted directly by subsidiary.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 When a legitimate service is rendered to the Vendor, compensation for time and travel may be accepted. Such compensation must be reasonable.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 The university selects the recipient of the scholarship or award on a merit basis.
Medical school curriculum 3 UC system-wide vendor relations policy: Mandatory training for all employees and students on proper interaction with vendors and the nature of marketing influence.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes Several officers listed serve as parties for oversight; Compliance Officer
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes Disciplianry Action is taken for violation of policies.
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)