AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Pharm Free - "No Free Lunch" Lunch - Pen Exchange
Project type(s) Social Event,Other
Date completed 11/16/2006
Chapter St. George's University SOM
Project Coordinator Mike Gerstein-AMSA Sargeant at Arms
Summary of project On national Pharm-Free day, our chapter raised awareness about AMSA's pharm-free platform by offering free sandwiches at lunch time in exchange for pens, post-its and other drug company freebie paraphernalia. In addition to sandwiches, we provided informative material on the ethical issues involved with accepting free meals and other gifts from pharmaceutical companies. In addition we sent participants home with a comprehensive list of non-biased resources for the latest drug research.

Content area Pharmaceutical Issues
Number of participants 100
Participant hours involved 1 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $100
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Flyers, class announcements, and powerpoint slide shows played in lecture hall between class.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
5
Lessons/suggestions More sandwiches next time!

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments Massive advertising is key - many passers by said that they would have brought their free pens in if they had known about it.