|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.
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: 2/27/2012.
|Gifts & Meals||Gifts, regardless of value, are not permitted. Meals may be accepted at off-site eventsor or when authorized by administrative head.|
|Consulting relationships||A written agreement is required before entering a consulting relationship. Fees must be of fair market value.|
|Industry-funded speaking relationships||Presentations at speaking engagements must be evidence-based.|
|Disclosure||All employees are required to disclose conflicts of interest annually. Disclosure on the publicly accessible website is voluntary.|
|Pharmaceutical samples||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||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||Industry representatives are not granted access into any research, clinical or teaching areas without invitation by faculty.|
|On-campus Education||CME events must comply with ACCME guidelines.|
|Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus||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||Industry does not select recipients of scholarship funds.|
|Medical school curriculum||Comprehensive school policy is incorporated into course.|
|Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism?||Several parties are responsible for managing the COI or potential COI.|
|Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance?||Non-compliance would result in disciplinary action.|
|Good progress toward model policy|
|No policy, or policy unlikely to have a substantial effect on behavior|
|Did not report|
|Policy not relevant to this institution (e.g., does not make purchasing decisions)|