AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
A University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
City: San Francisco State: CA

Summary: Though part of the state-wide policy system that provides a model policy at baseline, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine provided policies for most domains which adequately addressed the conflicts that may arise. System-wide policies were very restrictive for outside employment (consulting, speaking), disclosure, oversight, and sanctions. In addition, UCSF provided a more stringent gift ban and more restrictive limits placed on the use of samples.  

Demographics: On average students spend 40% of their training at UCSF Medical Center , 30% at VA San Francisco Medical Center, and 30% at San Francisco General Hospital. Submitted policies apply to UCSF faculty, residents, and students at all sites.

Updates: This institution did not submit any new or additional policies for the 2012-13 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard.This institution's evaluation was last updated: 02/29/2012

Gifts & Meals 3 Acceptance of personal gifts is not allowed.
Consulting relationships 2 No applicable policy provided
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 Faculty, staff and students may not participate in speakers bureaus when the content of the presentations is controlled by the sponsor.
Disclosure 2 All personnel within the Health Sciences Compensation Plan are required to disclose financial relationships with industry through an annual attestation.
Pharmaceutical samples 3 Samples are prohibited but may be accepted in certain situations for education and evaluation purposes.
Purchasing & Formularies 3 Faculty and staff may be disqualified from decision making regarding purchases of products or services when conflicts of interest exist and are required to recuse themselves from such decisions.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Industry representatives are allowed access to the institution premises by appointment only.
On-campus Education 2 Funds may be given to departments. All CME eventts must comply with ACCME guidelines.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 Compensation for attending CME events is not allowed. Payments and honoraria for speakers must be reasonable.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 The institution selects the recipient of the award.
Medical school curriculum 3 The policy addresses training in potential conflicts of interest and industry interactions.

UC system-wide vendor relations policy: Mandatory training for all employees including students on proper interaction with vendors and the nature of marketing influence.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes University Compliance Officer, Office of Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost provide oversight.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes These are outlined in the UC system policies.
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)