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What’s New in the 2014 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard?

Posted by Simone Isadora Flynn, PhD, NPA Project Manager-Leveraging Social Media August 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM

The AMSA PharmFree Scorecard — a tool to assess the content of policies at medical schools throughout the country — has gone through multiple iterations since it was first launched in 2007. The new AMSA PharmFree Scorecard set for release in 2014 will include multiple revisions to strengthen its reach and accuracy.

These updates — described below — were made in response to best-practice recommendations of an Expert Task Force convened by the Partnership to Advance Conflict-Free Medical Education.

The 2014 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard will:

  • expand to include 400 teaching hospitals;
  • include two different but related versions for medical schools and for teaching hospitals;
  • use a new formula for assessing academic medical centers;
  • include revisions in the framework for grading schools;
  • and include 16 revised scorecard domains such as gifts, meals, pharmaceutical samples, conflict-of-interest curricula, and more.

Learn about the rationale behind the revisions to the 2014 scorecard in the archived NPA National Grand Rounds: AMSA Scorecard – The State of Medical School Conflict-of-Interest Policies and Cultivating a New Era of Change.

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