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

Summary: University of California Davis School of Medicine complies fully with the system-wide policy for the University of California system, without supplementation from the school's own policies as we are aware.  In regards to the system policies, it is a model policy that scored high in most domains prohibiting gifts and requiring prior approval for outside employment. Annual disclosure is required certain employees. Several policies were submitted and all were in agreement. 

Demographics: On average students spend 83% of their training at UC Davis Health System, 7% at the Veterans Administration Hospital, and 5% at Kaiser. Submitted policies apply to all 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: 3/1/2012.

Gifts & Meals 3 Personal gifts from vendors is prohibited at the university. Meal funds may be provided to support educational programs. There is a $420/yr limit (from a single source) on gifts received by officials. Gifts to family members that benefit official are considered gifts and are subject to the gift policy and must be reported.
Consulting relationships 2 Employees need prior written approval before starting outside employment. Senior Management Group (SMG) members are also required to obtain approval.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 Payments, meals, and lodging must be reported but may not be subject to the gift policy. Honoraria cannot be received for speeches given at public/private conventions etc. except if part-time.
Disclosure 2 Members of the university community are required to disclose conflicts of interest annually.
Pharmaceutical samples 3 Samples accepted must be limited to the amount necessary for instruction. Samples may also be accepted at university-sanctioned free clinics for low income patients.
Purchasing & Formularies 3 Officials are required to disqualify themselves from making University decisions if they receive gifts of $320/source/yr.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Meetings are by appointment and in non-patient care areas.
On-campus Education 2 CME events must comply with ACCME guidelines.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 When a legitimate service is rendered to the Vendor, compensation for time and travel may be accepted. Such compensation must be reasonable.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 The university selects the recipient of the scholarship or award on a merit basis.
Medical school curriculum 3 All employees, students and staff to which the Vendor Relations Policy applies are required to receive instruction on interacting with vendors..
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes Several officers listed serve as parties for oversight; Compliance Officer
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes

Disciplianry Action is taken for violation of 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)