AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
A Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
City: Huntington State: WV
CME policy

The institution provides a good policy which prohibits the acceptance of meals or gifts. Consulting relationships require prior approval and speakers are required to have control over presentation content. There is a clear effort to curtail participation in speakers bureaus which were designed to be a disguised "gift." Faculty with financial interests may not serve on purchasing committees. Oversight and sanctions are outlined. 



This institution did not submit any new or additional policies for the 2012-13 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard. This institution's evaluation was last updated: 01/18/2012

This institution has not granted permission to share their policies on this website.  


Gifts & Meals 3 Neither gifts nor meals are permitted.
Consulting relationships 3 Faculty may only begin consulting relationships having obtained permission from their respective department chairs. Details of such relationships should be outlined in a contract and payments should be commensurate to duties. Gifts disguised as contracting relationships are prohibited.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 Speakers must have control over content presented.
Disclosure 2 A conflicts of interest questionnaire, outlining finanical interests, is submitted annually.
Pharmaceutical samples 3 Samples are prohibited except in rare cases where the physician makes a written request to the department chair regarding provision of samples to a rare patient.
Purchasing & Formularies 3 Committee members with finacial conflicts of interest may not participate in discussions or decisions regarding purchases. The use of the term 'may' indicates that they are not outrightly banned if they have conflicts of interest. Disclosure of all conflicts is required through the annual COI questionnaire.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Sales and marketing personnel are allowed in non-patient care areas but by appointment only.
On-campus Education 2 All CME activities must comply with ACCME guidelines. All agreements for commercial support must be negotiated through and executed through the Department of CME of the SOM.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 2 Payment for attending a meeting is prohibited. Meals and reimburesement must be modest and reasonable. There are restrictions on amount of honoraria to be received as well as who is entitled to travel reimbursement.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 Selection of recipients must be at the discretion of the School of Medicine.
Medical school curriculum 1 No curricular material provided.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes Respective department chairs are responsible for oversight.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes Sanctions 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)