AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010

 


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June 29th, 2012 ASSESSMENT UPDATES:

 

  • Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine's policies were evaluated after the 2011-12 scorecard deadline.  Their grade increased from an F to a D.
  • Saint Louis University's policies were evaluated after the 2011-12 scorecard deacline. Their grade increased from an F to a B. 
  • Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine's policies were evaluated after the 2011-12 scorecard deacline. Their grade increased from an F to a D.

 

 

June 16th, 2012 ASSESSMENT UPDATES:

  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's policies were re-evaluated at the request of the school.  As a result, there were increases in their scores for industry-speaking arrangements and purchasing and formulary committees. Their grade remains a B. 

June 15th, 2012 ASSESSMENT UPDATES:

  • University of Oklahoma curriculum policies were reviewed at the request of the school. Their grade was increased from a C to a B.
  • University of Michigan's policies were reviewed due to new research policies. Their grade was increased from a B to an A.
  • University of Illinois' policies were reviewed due to new research policies. Their grade remains a B.
  • Western University of Health Science's policies were reviewed after the submission deadline and their score remains an F.

 

RELEASE OF THE 2011-12 AMSA PHARMFREE SCORECARD:

 The 2011-12 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard is officially released today. Please check the executive summary page for overall results and the main page for individual school scores. AMSA would like to thank all of the medical schools and administrators who participated in the Scorecard this year. 

 

October 15th, 2011

The AMSA and AMSA Foundation offices are moving!  Beginning December 1, 2011, please use the following mailing address:

American Medical Student Association and Foundation

45600 Woodland Road, Suite 300

Sterling, VA 20166

The main telephone number remains unchanged, at 703-620-6600.  For more information, please visit http://www.amsa.org/AMSA/Homepage/About/Move.aspx.

 

September 25th, 2011 ASSESSMENT UPDATES:

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine has had their Purchasing & Formularies domain reassessed, resulting in an increase in the domain score from a 2 to a 3, and an increase in the overall grade from a C to a B.

September 6th, 2011 

Call for submissions for the 2011-12 Scorecard policy submissions has been placed.  Policy submissions for the scorecard are due November 1st, 2011.

 

June 9th, 2011 

We have changed our email addresses.  The new general email address for any scorecard inquiries is scorecard@amsa.org.  The email for press inquiries is now pr@amsa.org If you would like to contact the PharmFree Scorecard Director, Lee Shapley, the email is scorecard.director@amsa.org.

 


June 4th, 2011 ASSESSMENT UPDATES:

  • Texas Tech University's policies were reviewed due to new research policies. Their grade was decreased from a B to a C as the Purchasing and Formularies policy was found not to be a model policy.

 

May 29th, 2011 ASSESSMENT UPDATES:

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons' policies were reviewed at the request of the school and their grade was increased from a C to a B.
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine's policies were reviewed at the request of the school with additional documents provided and their grade was increased from a D to a C.   
  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine's policies were reviewed at the request of the school with additional documents provided and their grade remained a D however individual domains improved.   
  • University of South Carolina provided their first submission of their policies to the Scorecard and their grade has gone from an F to a B.
  • Drexel University has submitted additional documents in the "Business relationships with industry" and "Scholarships" domains.  As a result, their grade has increased from a C to a B. 
  • Howard University provided their first submission of their policies to the Scorecard and their grade has gone from an F to a B.

May 2nd, 2011 ASSESSMENT UPDATES: 

  • Drexel University has submitted additional documents for further evaluation of their grade.  These are specifically in the "Business relationships with industry" and "Scholarships" sections.  Their grade will be "In Progress" for 6 weeks until the reevaluation is complete.    

April 30th, 2011 

The deadline for reevaluations of 2010 Scorecard grades is Monday, May 9th 2011.  After that date, no new policy additions or requests for grade reevaluations will be accepted until the next call for submissions.

 

April 19th, 2011 ASSESSMENT UPDATES:

  • Columbia University has provided some clarifications regarding their 2010 scorecard submission and has requested a reevaluation of their 2010 grade.  Their policies will be re-evaluated over the next 6 weeks.  During that time, they will have an "Incomplete" grade.  In addition, they have supplied AMSA PharmFree with publicly accessible links to their conflict of interest policies. 

April 18th, 2011 ASSESSMENT UPDATES:

  • Howard University has provided policies to AMSA for the first time on 4/15/2011. The institution's submission will be reviewed within 60 days during which time Morehouse has been granted an In-Process designation.

April 12th, 2011 ASSESSMENT UPDATES:

  • University of Massachusetts Medical School has had their samples and education domains reassessed. These domain scores and the overall school grade remained unchanged.  This institution currently has a B grade. 

March 15th, 2011 ASSESSMENT UPDATES:

  • Morehouse School of Medicine has been assessed for the first time and receives an overall B score.
  • Tulane University School of Medicine has been assessed for the first time and receives an overall D score. 

March 13th, 2011 ASSESSMENT UPDATES:

  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has received an updated score for the domains of Purchasing & Formularies and Gifts & Meals which both improved to a 3 or model policy. The overall institutional grade improves from a C to a B.
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has been re-evaluated and receives a score of B.

February 4th, 2011 ASSESSMENT UPDATES

  • University of Arizona College of Medicine’s assessment has been completed. Their total score is a C and 2010 was the first year this institution has participated in the AMSA PharmFree Scorecard. 

January 22nd, 2011 ASSESSMENT UPDATES:

  • Indiana University School of Medicine has received an updated score for the domain of Purchasing and Formularies which improved from a 1 to a 3 or model policy. The overall institutional grade improves from a D to a C.
  • Washington University School of Medicine has been re-assessed in the domains of samples, off-site education, and on-site education. The domain of Off-site Education improves to a 3 or model policy. The overall institutional grade remains a B.
  • Jefferson Medical College has been reassessed in the samples domain, its score remains a 1. 

January 16th, 2011 ASSESSMENT UPDATES:

  • University of Florida College of Medicine has received an updated score for the domains of Pharmaceutical Samples and Curriculum which have both improved from 2 to 3 or model policy. The overall institutional grade improves from a B to an A.
  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has been reassessed. Their score improves from a C to a B. 
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School has been reassessed. Their score remains a B. 
  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine has received an updated score for the domain of Curriculum which has improved from a 1 to a 3 or model policy. The overall institutional grade remains a B. 
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine has received an updated score for the domain of Consulting which has improved from a 1 to a 3 or model policy. The overall institutional grade remains a B. 
  • Dartmouth Medical School has received an updated score for the domain of Curriculum which has improved from a 1 to a 3 or model policy. The overall institutional grade remains a B.
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons has received an updated score for the domains of Speaking Relationships and Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees which have improved from 1 to 2 and 1 to 3 respectively. The overall institutional grade remains a C.   

January 8th, 2011 ASSESSMENT UPDATES:

  • Morehouse School of Medicine has provided policies to AMSA for the first time following the release of the 2010 Scorecard. The institution's submission will be reviewed within 60 days during which time Morehouse has been granted an In-Process designation.  

January 7th, 2011 ASSESSMENT UPDATES:

  • Wake Forest University has received an updated score for the domain of Disclosure, which has improved from a 1 to a 2. The overall institutional grade remains a B. 
  • Marshall University Joan C Edwards School of Medicine has been reassessed. Their score improved from an F to a B. 
  • University of Hawai'i' John A. Burns School of Medicine has been reassessed. Their score improved from an F to a B. 
  • University of Arkansas has received an updated score for the domain of Industry-Funded Speaking Relationships. This score was initially incorrectly marked at a 2 and has been correct to a 3 or model policy. The overall institutional grade remains a B. 
  • Tulane University has provided policies to AMSA for the first time following the release of the 2010 Scorecard. The institution's submission will be reviewed within 60 days during which time Tulane has been granted an In-Process designation.
  • Jefferson Medical College has provided additional policies to AMSA regarding the Samples domain. The submission will be reviewed within 60 days  

January 5th, 2011 ASSESSMENT UPDATES:

  • Arizona University College of Medicine has provided policies to AMSA for the first time following the release of the 2010 Scorecard. The institution's submission will be reviewed within 60 days during which time they have been granted an In-Process designation.