AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
C Wayne State University School of Medicine
City: Detroit State: MI

Summary: Wayne State University School of Medicine has a fair policy in place, but a significant improvement over years past.  The strongest part of their policy regards medical student education and scholarships.  The institution maintains control over all scholarship recipients and also provides excellent curricular materials to teach students on COI.  There is a minimal disclosure policy in place and an unclear management on conflicts of interest when present in P&T members.  Samples are currently allowed.  Oversight and enforcement are in place. 

Demographics: On average students spend 35% of their training at Detroit Medical Center, 28% at Henry Ford Hospital, and 15% at Oakwood Hospital. Submitted policies include the medical school policy and the policies for the three hospitals with the largest number of WSU SOM students rotating there.

UpdatesThis institution did not submit any new or additional policies for the 2012-13 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard. This institution's evaluation was last updated: 2/24/2012.

Gifts & Meals 2 Gifts of any value are not to be accepted or offfered, however certain gifts can be accepted with the approval of a Senior VP. o  Food of any kind cannot be provided directly to employees.
Consulting relationships 2 Consulting relationships require approval by a Dean or Director.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 Disclosure of speaking arrangements is required. No commercial entity is allowed to suggest topics or speakers.
Disclosure 1 All management personnel are required to report financial interests annually. Employees are required to disclose financial interests annually but only amounts exceeding $10,000.
Pharmaceutical samples 2 Free samples are allowed for evaluation and trial purposes. However, the policy does not adequately address likely conflicts that may arise. Acceptance of samples for personal use is prohibited.
Purchasing & Formularies 1 While employees are required to disclose their financial relationships, their was no official policy submitted regarding those who serve on the P&T committees who have these conflicts and how they should be managed.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Registration is required for all pharmacy representatives. Admission to the medical center is by appointment only and is restricted to non-patient care areas.
On-campus Education 2 All proposed activities are reviewed by the CME Department.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 2 Honoraria and reimbursement for travel must be processed through the medical school prior to the activity.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 Selection of recipients is made by the academic institution.
Medical school curriculum 3 Good overview of relevant material and real world scenarios.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes FCOI committee is responsible for formulating guidelines and conducting review of all disclosures.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes Sanctions referenced.
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)