AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory
|PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION|
|Project title||"No free lunch" Free Lunches|
|Chapter||University of New Mexico SOM|
|Project Coordinator||Jonas Hines|
|Summary of project||Alana Benjamin's excellent idea to go to the hosipital and give out "No Free Lunch" free lunches to med students and providers. We gave them sack lunches that had counter-detailing information cards in them. We talked to a wide range of people about the pharmaceutical industry's questionable advertising practice. Great project for visiblility. We made our own PharmFree pens and used the AMSA counterdetailing info, with stats from Alana's talk.|
|Content area||Pharmaceutical Issues|
|Number of participants||8|
|Participant hours involved||20 hour(s)|
|FUNDING & ADVERTISING|
|Total project cost||450|
|Project funding||Local chapter funds|
|Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:|
|Project advertising||Email and flyering|
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
|Lessons/suggestions||As always, know the issues. Have extra information for people interested or people who attack your stance. Don't get angry when a Rep shows up to give you a hard time.
A lot of patients, and families, approached us to find out what we were doing. Be
|Comments||email me for more information.
making pens online is cheaper than I thought it would be.