AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2016
Liquid error: undefined method `respond_to_missing?' for #<Liquid::Strainer:0x00000006f6a490> Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
City: Chicago State: IL

Updates: This institution's COI policies were evaluated on May-18-2014.

This institution has indicated their policies have not changed since they were evaluated for 2014 Scorecard.

Gifts pie3

No industry-funded gifts of any nature or value allowed

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Meals pie2

No industry-funded meals of any value are allowed on-site except in the context of industry funded ACCME-accredited CME

[Domain Location: 1, p12]
Industry-funded promotional speaking relationships (not ACCME-accredited) pie2

Faculty are strongly discouraged, but not prohibited, from participating in industry-sponsored speaker bureaus.

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Industry-support of ACCME-accredited CME pie1

All CME is overseen by the CME office of the School of Medicine. Faculty may request sponsorship by a third party, but this must be pre-approved by a supervisor.

[Domain Location: 1, p12]
Attendance of industry-sponsored promotional events pie3

'Students/trainees may not attend non-ACCME Industry events described as continuing medical education.' In addition, faculty attendance of industry sponsored events is strictly limited to either ACCME-sponsored courses, or non-ACCME courses that are not p

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Industry-supported scholarships and awards pie2

'All offers of scholarships and fellowships from Industry must be submitted to the Feinberg Vice Dean for Regulatory Affairs for prior approval. In all such instances, the relevant department must have sole responsibility for determining the curriculum an

[Domain Location: 1, p14]
Ghostwriting and honorary authorships pie3

Ghostwriting and honorary authorship are prohibited

[Domain Location: 1, p11]
Consulting and advising relationships pie2

Consulting arrangements must include fair market compensation for specific services

[Domain Location: 1, p11]
Access of pharmaceutical sales representatives pie2

'Unless required for training or treatment purposes, access by Industry representatives shall be restricted to non-patient care areas and should take place only by appointment or invitation of the faculty member.'

[Domain Location: 1, p16]
Access of medical device representatives pie2

While not specifically discussing the role medical device representatives, the policy implies that they are allowed in patient care areas for 'training and treatment purposes.' However, there are no explicit restrictions on marketing new products.

[Domain Location: 1, p16]
Conflict of interest disclosure pie2

Annual disclosure to the institution of COIs is required of all faculty, and there is no de minimis monetary threshold. However, there is no requirement of disclosure during training of students.

[Domain Location: 1, p5]
COI curriculum pie2

Required 'Conflicts of Interest and Professional Integrity in Medicine' curriculum is currently in place for residents and fellows. Curriculum will be in place for medical students and faculty later this year [2014].'

[Domain Location: Submission to AMSA]
Extension of COI policies to community affiliates pie2

Faculty and staff must comply with the COI policy when they work off-site. Volunteer faculty must comply with some but not all aspects (such as restrictions on acceptance of meals) of the medical school COI policy.

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Enforcement and Sanctions of Policies pie3

There is a party responsible for general oversight to ensure compliance with COI policies and there are sanctions for noncompliance

[Domain Location: 1, p8]
What the results mean...
3Model policy
2Good progress toward model policy
1No policy, or policy unlikely to have a substantial effect on behavior