AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
B Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
City: Chicago State: IL

This institution submitted a commendable set of policies governing industry relationships and conflicts of interest. Highlights include pre-approval of consulting relationships and restriction of long-term speaking engagements known as speakers bureaus. A requirement for periodic disclosure would be a welcome addition to this submission.



This institution did not submit any new or additional policies for the 2012-13 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard.

This institution's evaluation was last updated: 8/18/2009

Gifts & Meals 2 This institution bans gifts from industry completely. Industry may provide food for CME events.
Consulting relationships 2 Consulting work must be approved by a department chair before engagement, and must not be for marketing purposes, or "raise questions of conflict of interest" with the employees university work.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 3 This policy is explicit in its restrictions on speaking engagements that involve industry, and would prevent participation on speakers’ bureaus.
Disclosure 1 This institution has not provided a disclosure component.
Pharmaceutical samples 2 This policy treats samples as a gift, and indicates central management through the pharmacy, though the distribution method is not made explicit here
Purchasing & Formularies 3 Members with a conflict of interest (defined helpfully here as inclusive of financial, familial, and organizational interests) are required to recuse themselves of decisions involving those interests.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Industry representatives may only come on site by appointment, and may not enter patient care areas.
On-campus Education 2 This policy requires central oversight of industry support for CME, but the policy does not state that industry may earmark their contribution to a specific department or program.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 This policy prohibits industry support for attending an off-site event. Additionally, employees are prohibited from attending non-accredited events sponsored by industry (see gifts).
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 This policy limits industry access or quid pro quo to scholarship recipients.
Medical school curriculum 3 This institution furnished the scorecard with an extensive and thoughtful curriculum on pharmaceutical influence on medical education
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? No This policy does not establish active oversight.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes This policy establishes the potential for university-based sanctions.
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)