AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
C University of Toledo College of Medicine
City: Toledo State: OH

Summary: The University Of Toledo College Of Medicine provides strong policies on gifts and outside engagements. They also provided good curricular material to address conflicts of interest and policies for the independent selection of recipients of educational funds. However, the samples policy is inadequate in addressing conflicts as it only addresses the process of providing drugs to patients. The Purchasing and Formularies policy addresses addition of drug samples to the formulary. No sanctions were outlined.

Demographics: On average students spend 50% of their time at the University of Toledo Medical Center, 20% at ProMedica Health System Hospitals, 15% at Mercy Health Partners, and 15% at Area Health Alliance regional affiliates. Submitted policies apply to the University of Toledo Medical Center, to faculty, staff and employees at all of the above listed affiliates, and to medical students and residents all who are part of University programs

UpdatesThis institution did not submit any new or additional policies for the 2012-13 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard.This institution's evaluation was last updated: 01/02/2012

Gifts & Meals 3 Gifts are prohibited and meals are permissible if provided through unrestricted funds to the institution.
Consulting relationships 3 The policy requires that consulting arrangements be presented to respective department heads outlining the deliverbles and terms of the contract. Prior approval is required before contracting agreements can begin.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 The policy requires that faculty maintain control of presentation content.
Disclosure 2 All individuals are required to disclose financial conflicts exceeding $10,000 in a year annually and as these conflicts arise.
Pharmaceutical samples 1 The policy does not adequately prevent the occurrence of conflicts of interest as it only addresses the process of providing drugs to the patients.
Purchasing & Formularies 1
The school did not submit a policy which addresses potential conflicts of interest (financial relationships with industry) for individuals making purchasing decisions, such as those serving on a P&T committee. 
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Industry representatives require appointments before they can meet with students. Registration is required to access the premises.
On-campus Education 2 Restrictions on support of CME events must comply with the institution's ethics policy.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 2 Travel support from industry is prohibited though acceptance of payments for attending offsite events is discretionary.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 All scholarship and trainee funds must either go through the relevant Department or the institution’s Foundation, with the institution choosing the recipient with no quid pro quo.
Medical school curriculum 3 This institution’s curricular materials show that they are very strong in educating students on the effects of industry marketing on physicians through unique modules and role-plays.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes Each policy document has designated officers as responsible agents.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? No Sanctions are stated for industry representatives but not university employees.
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)