AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2016
Liquid error: undefined method `respond_to_missing?' for #<Liquid::Strainer:0x00000006f6a490> Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University
City: Boca Raton State: FL

Updates: This institution's COI policies were evaluated on Oct-20 -2016.

This institution submitted policies for review for the 2016 AMSA Scorecard.

Gifts pie3

Students and residents of the COM may not accept gifts or meals provided by Industry under any circumstances. Students and residents will be educated regarding the potential for gifts and meals to bias objective professional judgment and clinical decision

[Domain Location: 36a, pg 29]
Meals pie3

Meals are in the same category as gifts. See domain 1

[Domain Location: 36a, pg 29]
Industry-funded promotional speaking relationships (not ACCME-accredited) pie2

Policy states 'Faculty members may not participate in product promotional activities when acting on behalf of [REDACTED] or using their affiliation.' However, the policy allows for 'Faculty participation as speakers on behalf of industry products' and sta

[Domain Location: 36a, pg 31-32]
Industry-support of ACCME-accredited CME pie2

Direct payment or reimbursement by Industry of travel, or other expenses associated with attendance at Professional Meetings, to faculty, residents or students is not permitted.' No direct discussion on industry having a say in content. However, payment f

[Domain Location: 36a, pg 31]
Attendance of industry-sponsored promotional events pie1

No mention or reference to industry-sponsored promotional programs

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Industry-supported scholarships and awards pie1

No section on industry-funded awards

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Ghostwriting and honorary authorships pie2

Paid authorship is under the category of financial COI. However, no mention that it is explicitly prohibited, just that it needs to be disclosed, then reviewed.

[Domain Location: 36b, pg 7]
Consulting and advising relationships pie2

Industry consulting is allowed and expected. There is no explicit mention of commericial/marketing vs scientific relationships. Contract with deliverables along with market-fair fee is outlined.

[Domain Location: 36a, pg 32]
Access of pharmaceutical sales representatives pie2

Clearly stated - meetings must take place by appointment in non-patient care areas. Students and residents may participate when directly asked questions with Attending present only.

[Domain Location: 36a, pg 30]
Access of medical device representatives pie3

Industry reps include medical device reps in their definition

[Domain Location: 36a, pg 30 (pg 29 for definition)]
Conflict of interest disclosure pie2

Disclosure via 'Reporting Outside Activities Database.' However no mention of disclosure externally during presentations, educational activities, etc.

[Domain Location: 36a, pg 31; 36b, pg 3-4]
COI curriculum pie2

Curriculum required for students, unable to gauge if it is up to AMSA standards.

[Domain Location: 36z, pg 1]
Extension of COI policies to community affiliates pie2

This policy applies to affiliate and part-time faculty when they are acting on behalf of the University within the scope of their appointment (teaching, supervising trainees, etc.). Unclear whether it applies to affiliated institutions.

[Domain Location: 36a, pg 38; 36z, pg 1]
Enforcement and Sanctions of Policies pie3

There is a COI committee (FCOIC) as well as examples of ramifications of violations of policy.

[Domain Location: 36b, pg 5-7]
What the results mean...
3Model policy
2Good progress toward model policy
1No policy, or policy unlikely to have a substantial effect on behavior