AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
B University of Illinois College of Medicine
City: Chicago State: IL

University of Illinois College of Medicine has moderately strong policies in place, but a general lack of any strong policies across the board.  Gifts and Meals policy is the exception. There are moderate regulations in place for consulting and speaking arrangements.  Industry Reps are only permitted by appointment and in non-patient care areas. Disclosure is required for all faculty and staff annually. Funds for non-site, off-site educational activities and scholarships are only acceptable when unrestricted.  

This evaluation covers policies for the 4 University of Illinois campuses: Chicago, Rockford, Peoria and Urbana-Champlain.

* This institution's policies were evaluated after the release of the 2011-12 scorecard, and were not reviewed in a double-blinded fashion, as all other policies have been.  The results of this review are tentative, pending confirmation by double-blind review in the fall of 2012.  As a result of this review, their grade remained a B. 


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

This institution has not consented to allow their policy to be publicly posted or quoted for illustrative purposes.

Gifts & Meals 3 Gifts are prohibited on-site or at the location of any university activity. Industry sponsored meals are prohibited. Gifts are permitted, but strongly discouraged, as part of non-professional activities.
Consulting relationships 2 Prior written approval from the University is required before undertaking, contracting for, or accepting anything of value in return for consulting or research.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 The content of a meeting or session should be determined by the speaker.
Disclosure 2 Internal disclosure is required of all faculty. There is no public disclosure required. Situational disclosure for a variety of different scenarios is detailed.
Pharmaceutical samples 2 Samples are considered as gifts and are prohibited. They may be accepted only for evaluation or educational purposes.
Purchasing & Formularies 3 Faculty and staff who serve as consultants, members of speakers' bureaus or receive compensation from industry for other reasons must recuse themselves from decision making for products or services releated to the company, but can make suggestions when coupled with full disclosure.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Industry representatives are permitted in non-patient care areas by appointment only.
On-campus Education 2 Industry can support CME, but must contribute to the university at a central, departmental or program level. Industry cannot dictate directly what the content of a presentation will be. The university does not specifically review the content of all CME, per the policy language. This policy places some limits, but it is not clear that it significantly limits industry influence on CME.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 1 The policy strongly discourages faculty and staff from participating in conferences partially, or fully, funded by industry, but it places no actual limits.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 Recipients of educational grants are to be selected by the COM , Dept, Program or Division.
Medical school curriculum 1 Curriculum development still in process.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes The college committee on conflicts of interest is responsible for oversight.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? No No 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)