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

Updates: This institution's COI policies were evaluated on Oct-18-2016.

This institution's policies were found via online web searches.

Gifts pie2

No gifts to be accepted. However, textbooks are allowed if they are de-identified.

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Meals pie1

Meals are usually prohibited. However, industry sponsored meals are allowed at off-campus sponsored meetings if they are 'modest' as defined by the Standard Meal Allowance of the IRS. This amount is greater than $10

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Industry-funded promotional speaking relationships (not ACCME-accredited) pie3

Policy in place adequately would limit participation by requiring relationships to be educational and requires speakers to have control over presentation content.

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Industry-support of ACCME-accredited CME pie2

Allows for industry support but requires CME office oversight. ACCME standards also must be followed.

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Attendance of industry-sponsored promotional events pie2

Attendance is not prohibited. Attendees may not receive gifts or other compensation including travel costs.

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Industry-supported scholarships and awards pie2

Support is allowed but there are safeguards in place including: funding required to go to the SOM and the SOM is responsible for selecting the recipients.

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Ghostwriting and honorary authorships pie3


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Consulting and advising relationships pie2

Consulting permitted with no restrictions on promotional versus scientific relationships. Policy does require contracts with specific deliverables and prior approval is required. Policy allows for the SOM to require changes in the contract before approvin

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Access of pharmaceutical sales representatives pie2

Meetings are allowed in non-patient areas and by invitation only. Policy does not require interactions to be only for educational exchange.

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Access of medical device representatives pie3

Allowed in patient care areas only for in-service training.

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Conflict of interest disclosure pie2

Internal disclosure required. However, there is no mention of disclosure to audiences/trainees.

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COI curriculum pie1

No policy located

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Extension of COI policies to community affiliates pie2

There are different statements within the policy. Policy applies to all members but only while in SOM owned/controlled facilities. The Policy does not apply to volunteer faculty who are not employed by the SOM. However, medical students training in their

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Enforcement and Sanctions of Policies pie3

Dean's office is responsible for oversight and actions can be taken for violations of this policy.

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