AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
B Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida
City: Tampa State: FL

Summary: Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida submitted updated policies for the 2012-3 evaluation.  Gifts and consulting relationships are both model domains, in addition to off-site education and industry sponsored scholarships, which clearly prevents industry from selecting scholarship recipients.  Oversight and sanctions for noncompliance are referenced in the policy.  Areas of improvement include the submission of a strong curriculum or training materials as well as implementing greater safeguards for industry-funded speaking relationships.

Demographics: On average students spend 50% of their training at Tampa General Hospital, 20% at Morsani Center and South Tampa Teaching Center , 10% at James A. Haley VA Hospital Tampa, and 8% at All Children's Hospital. Submitted policies apply to all faculty members (full time, part time, voluntary, cancer center and VA Hospitals), staff, and students.

Updates:  This institution submitted updated policies to the 2012-3 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard, their score remains a B.

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

Gifts & Meals 3 The policy prohibits gifts and on-site meals.
Consulting relationships 3 Consulting relationships require a detailed, formal contract and pre-approval from the Department Chair.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 The policy requires review of conflicts of interest in relation to honoraria for speaking but there is no language prohibiting long term relationships or speakers' bureaus.
Disclosure 3 Financial disclosures are made public via the institution's website.
Pharmaceutical samples 2 Sample restrictions are provided in the policy, including the prohibition of samples to physicians, except under limited circumstances.
Purchasing & Formularies N/A

This institution does not operate a formulary.

Industry Sales Representatives 2 Industry sales representatives may meet with faculty by appointment only.
On-campus Education 2 Industry sponsored educational activities require institutional approval and must adhere to ACCME standards.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 The policy prohibits receipt of payment from industry for attendance at industry sponsored off-site events, with the exception of "limited circumstances" requiring institutional approval for travel reimbursement.  The policy also prohibits industry from selecting travel recipients.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 The policy clearly prevents industry from selecting scholarship recipients of industry funded scholarships.
Medical school curriculum 3 No curriculum supplied.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes Oversight is established in the policy.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes Sanctions for noncompliance are referenced in the 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)