AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
A University of Central Florida College of Medicine
City: Orlando State: FL
Commentary:

Summary: University of Central Florida College of Medicine this year provides an even stronger policy document. Gifts, meals and samples are prohibited. Outside activities require prior approval and payment must be based on fair market value. Unrestricted funds are not allowed for CME events or scholarship funds. Payments for attending off-site events are not permitted. Industry reps are only permitted on the COM with specific invitation from COM personnel. The COM has provided a detailed mandatory COI curriculum and also banned the use of samples except for indigdent populations. Disclosure both internally and publicly are required of all faculty. Oversight and Sanction policies are clearly outlined.

Demographics: On average students spend 60% of their time at Orlando Health, 30% Florida Hospital, and 10% at Osceola Regional. Submitted policies are from the University and not these institutions.

Updates: This institution submitted new policies for the 2012-3 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard. Their grade improved from a B to an A.

 

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



Gifts & Meals 3 Gifts, regardless of dollar value, are not accepted. On-site and Off-site meals are not permitted.
Consulting relationships 3 Prior approval of consulting relationships is required. Payument for services is to be at fair market value.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 3 Prior approval is required before engaging in speaking engagements. Payment for services must be commensurate to task with modest honoraria provided. Participation in speaking engagements where the investigator does not control content is prohibited.
Disclosure 2 All financial COI are to be disclosed by all personnel on an annual basis.
Pharmaceutical samples 3 Samples are prohibited except for research or for specially-approved programs for the indigent.
Purchasing & Formularies 3 All financial COIs are to be reported through the COM COI reporting form, which is published online and is open to the public.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Representatives are allowed, but must enter facilities by appointment and may not enter patient care areas except under limited circumstances.
On-campus Education 3 Funds for educational events are provided to a central college of medicine "Educational Symposia fund" and are used at the discretion of Dean.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 Financial support from industry for attending events or acceptance of gifts, and payments is prohibited.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 Selection of scholarship participants must be independent of industry influence. Scholarship funds must be allocated by the college.
Medical school curriculum 3 "The COM medical school curriculum includes instruction for medical students in understanding and addressing individual and institutional conflicts of interest in interactions with Industry and how the potential for conflicts of interest impacts/influences education, research and patient care/clinical judgment."
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes COM Health Care Industry relations Committee or Deans.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes Enforcement policies are outlined.
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)