AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
B University of New Mexico School of Medicine
City: Albuquerque State: NM
Commentary:

The institution provides a good set of policies. Participation in speakers bureaus is strongly discouraged; meals and gifts are not permissble; direct payments from industry are not permitted. They have significantly strengthened their industry sales representative policy as well as their off-campus education policies from previous years. The disclosure policy is very weak and would benefit from even modest improvements. No curricular material was provided.  

 

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 3 Faculty, staff and trainees may not accept any form of personal gift from PHCI or its representatives anywhere on the UNM HSC campus. Display of any item bearing industry logos, such as pens, pads, hats, shirts is similarly prohibited on the UNM HSC campus. Meals are banned. 
Consulting relationships 3 Upon approval, agreements must be in writing and payments must be of fair market value.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 Participation in speakers bureaus is strongly discouraged. Full disclosure of participation should be made to immediate supervisor.
Disclosure 1 Employees are required to disclose financial conflicts of interest. The policy does not indicate that disclosures should be on a regular basis.
Pharmaceutical samples 2 Samples must should be sufficient only for comparative or evaluation purposes. 
Purchasing & Formularies 3 Members of purchasing committees with conflicts of interest are required to recuse themselves from decision making.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Vendors are granted access to premises by appointment only.
On-campus Education 2 All educational events at the School of Medicine are subject to the ACCME standards for commercial support.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 Employees cannot accept payments directly from industry for just attending an event.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 Industry may not play a role in choosing the recipients of scholarships for students or trainees.
Medical school curriculum 1 No policy, or policy not provided.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? No This policy does not establish a party responsible for oversight.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? No

This policy does not make reference to 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)