|Michigan State University College of Human Medicine|
|City: East Lansing||State: MI|
Summary: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine provides a fairly good policy: gifts are prohibited; consulting relationships require approval; direct travel support for attending industry-sponsored events is prohibited. Additional policies provided this year increased their score in the Industry Sales Reps domain from a 1 to a 2. A requirement for time limits and/or contracts for industry-sponsored speaking engagements would be a logical next step forward to improve this policy.
Demographics: Students at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine are divided into different campuses. 35% spend time at Grand Rapids Campus: Spectrum Health, St. Mary's Health, 17% at Lansing Campus: Sparrow Health, 17% at Flint Campus: Hurley Health, McLaren Health and Gensys Health, 17% at Kalamazoo Campus: Bronson Health and Borgess Health, 6% at Traverse City Campus: Munson Health, 6% at Upper Peninsula Campus: Marquette Health and 2% at Midland Regional Campus: MidMichigan Health. The policies on faculty behavior apply to all faculty members at all sites. The policies on employee behavior apply in Lansing and “some sites” in Grand Rapids.
Updates: This institution supplied additional policies to the 2012-13 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard but it did not change any of the domain scores. Their grade remains a C.
|Gifts & Meals||Personal gifts and food are not permissible however promotional items such as pens may be accepted.|
|Consulting relationships||Outside work for pay requires approval from administrator or dean.|
|Industry-funded speaking relationships||There are no specific limits to participating in speakers bureaus.|
|Disclosure||Faculty and staff are required to disclose financial interests annually.|
|Pharmaceutical samples||The policy provided is for the appropriate management of samples received but is in no way written to address likely conflicts that may arise.|
|Purchasing & Formularies||This institution does not operate a formulary.|
|Industry Sales Representatives||Visits by industry representatives must be kept to a minimum and should be conducted in such a way as not to interfere with patient care.|
|On-campus Education||The provider decides on the disposition and disbursal of commercial support. All commercial support grants are approved by the Executive Director of the OCME.|
|Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus||Direct receipt of honoraria or payment of travel expenses is prohibited. Honoraria amount is negotiated by the OCME.|
|Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees||The selection of recipients is without industry influence.|
|Medical school curriculum||The curriculum covers potential issues with conflicts of interest in medicine in depth.|
|Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism?||Oversight is referenced.|
|Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance?||Sanctions are referenced.|
|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)|