AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
B University of Minnesota Medical School
City: Minneapolis State: MN

Summary: University of Minnesota Medical School submits a new policy to the 2011-2012 Scorecard which is very comprehensive and scores highly in several domains: requiring that samples are accepted centrally and used for educational or demonstrative purposes by clinicians; gifts are prohibited. Disclosure on the publicly accessible website is voluntary. Improvements on consulting and speaking policies would improve the overall institutional grade.

Demographics: On average students spend 28% of their training at University of Minnesota Medical Center, 25% at Hennepin County Medical Center, 12% at Minneapolis VA Healthcare System, and 8% at Regions Hospital. The submitted policies apply to regular and affiliate teaching faculty who teach at these sites.

UpdatesThis institution did not submit any new or additional policies for the 2012-13 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard. This institution's evaluation was last updated: 2/27/2012.

Gifts & Meals 3 Gifts, regardless of value, are not permitted. Meals may be accepted at off-site eventsor or when authorized by administrative head.
Consulting relationships 2 A written agreement is required before entering a consulting relationship. Fees must be of fair market value.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 Presentations at speaking engagements must be evidence-based.
Disclosure 3 All employees are required to disclose conflicts of interest annually. Disclosure on the publicly accessible website is voluntary.
Pharmaceutical samples 2 Samples are prevented from being accepted by covered individuals and are accepted in a central location. Samples used must be for demonstration or education purposes.
Purchasing & Formularies 3 Members of P&T committees cannot have financial conflicts of interests. Members of such committees are required to disclose all financial and business interests.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Industry representatives are not granted access into any research, clinical or teaching areas without invitation by faculty.
On-campus Education 2 CME events must comply with ACCME guidelines.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 Reimbursement for travel expenses to off-site educational events is determined by employee's chancellor, dean or administrative unit head.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 Industry does not select recipients of scholarship funds.
Medical school curriculum 3 Comprehensive school policy is incorporated into course.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes Several parties are responsible for managing the COI or potential COI.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes Non-compliance would result in disciplinary 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)