AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title "No free lunch" Free Lunches
Project type(s) Other
Date completed 11/2005
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)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours 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
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
4
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

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making pens online is cheaper than I thought it would be.