AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
A Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
City: Rochester State: MI

Oakland University is a new medical school opened in Rochester, Michigan.  This is the institution's first submission to the AMSA PharmFree Scorecard. The policy submitted is very strong with model policies in almost domains. Improvements could be made in the policies regarding speaking (prohibitng long-term speaking relationship or industry control), disclosure (public disclosure or disclosure to patients), industry sales represensatives (prohibit meeting between faculty and sales rep), on site education (stipulate central institutional distribution of funds), and curriculum (training that teaches understanding of financial conflicts of interests). The institution has a model gifts and meals, consulting relationships, samples, purchasing and formularies, off-site educational events, and industry sponsored fellowships and scholarships domains. Oversight and sanctions are clearly outlined.

Updates: This is the institution's first evaluation. Their grade went from In Process to an A. 


This institution has not granted permission for the posting of their policies on this website for illustrative purposes.

This institution was last updated: 4/9/2013. 

Gifts & Meals 3 All gifts from industry, including meals, are prohibited.
Consulting relationships 3 Consulting relationships must be reported to a Corporate Compliance Officer and receive approval through this office. Payment must be appropriate for services provided.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 While this policy provides review by department manager and/or the Compliance Officer, it does not prohibit long-term speaking relationship or industry from control of presentation.
Disclosure 2 There is annual report of conflict of interests, but no public disclosure or disclosure to patients.
Pharmaceutical samples 3 The policy mandates that samples can be distributed through approved programs and cannot be given directly to physicians.
Purchasing & Formularies 3 People with conflict of interests must recuse themselves from decision making in purchasing decisions.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Vendors are allowed to enter the medical center, but only by appointment.
On-campus Education 2 Whiles there is no central fund at the institution that distributes funds, there are policies that limit industry control including content development, review, and delivery by individuals expert in their field.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 Compensation and gifts for attendance at an educational activity is prohibited.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 Funds are given to the department, division, or program to distribute.
Medical school curriculum 2 Researchers are required to know conflict of interest policy and undergo annual training.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes Anonymous reporting is stipulated in the policy through the Compliance Line.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes Faculty who do not follow this policy will face disciplinary action/correction action.
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)