AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2016
Liquid error: undefined method `respond_to_missing?' for #<Liquid::Strainer:0x00000006f6a490> Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
City: Charleston State: SC

Updates: This institution's COI policies were evaluated on Jun-10-2014.

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

Gifts pie2

Industry-funded gifts of minimal value (less than or equal to $10) are permitted.

[Domain Location: Policy 3, p 8]
Meals pie2

No industry-funded meals of any nature or value allowed except in the case of industry-funded events that are open to non-MUSC employees as well.

[Domain Location: Policy 3, p 10]
Industry-funded promotional speaking relationships (not ACCME-accredited) pie3

Policy effectively prevents faculty from being paid by industry to do promotional speaking, or to be on industry-funded speakers bureaus by clarifying that activity must meet ACCME guidelines.

[Domain Location: Policy 3, p 6]
Industry-support of ACCME-accredited CME pie1

Industry support can be accepted with the only stipulation being that they must follow ACCME criteria.

[Domain Location: Policy 3, p 9]
Attendance of industry-sponsored promotional events pie2

Attendance allowed (without any statement discouraging attendance) but attendees cannot accept industry reimbursement for travel or other remuneration.

[Domain Location: Policy 3, p 7]
Industry-supported scholarships and awards pie2

Industry may provide scholarships for meeting attendance, but it may not participate in the selection of attendees.

[Domain Location: Policy 3, p 9]
Ghostwriting and honorary authorships pie3

Ghostwriting and honorary authorship are strictly prohibited.

[Domain Location: Policy 3, p 4]
Consulting and advising relationships pie3

Consulting for marketing purposes (i.e. 'activities requiring or appearing to require MUSC staff to endorse or appear to endorse a particular product, drug, device or service') is prohibited; prior approval by the department chair/supervisor is required a

[Domain Location: Policy 3, pgs. 3-5, 7-9]
Access of pharmaceutical sales representatives pie2

Industry representatives are permitted on-site in non-patient care areas by appointment only.

[Domain Location: Policy 4, pgs. 1-4]
Access of medical device representatives pie2

Access by device manufacturer representatives is permitted in patient care areas by appointment for demonstration of products, which could imply an opportunity for the representative to promote products.

[Domain Location: Policy 4, pgs. 1-4]
Conflict of interest disclosure pie2

Annual disclosure is required.

[Domain Location: Policy 1; Policy 2, p 4; Policy 3, p 12]
COI curriculum pie1

Although the medical students' honor code addresses aspects of COI and postdoctoral trainees and residents are provided COI training, there is no required curriculum specific for medical students.

[Domain Location: No policy provided.]
Extension of COI policies to community affiliates pie3

The policy covers all 'trustees, officers, faculty, administrators, staff, students, and trainees including all full-time, part-time, temporary and contract employee' and to the 'entire MUSC enterprise' which includes the Medical University of South Carol

[Domain Location: Policy 2, p 1; Policy 3, p 2]
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: Policy 2, pgs. 4 and 7; Policy 3, pgs. 12-13]
What the results mean...
3Model policy
2Good progress toward model policy
1No policy, or policy unlikely to have a substantial effect on behavior