AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Faculty Discussion: Relationship Between Medicine and the Pharmaceutical Industry
Project type(s) Speaker
Date completed 02/11/2008
Chapter Keck SOM of University of Southern California
Project Coordinator Cindy Xi
Summary of project Three faculty members joined us to offer their thoughts on questions posed regarding the relationship between medicine and the pharmaceutical industry. To maximize time, questions were written in advance and topics ranged from working with pharmaceutical representatives to incentives for developing necessary drugs. Faculty present were from the departments of Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, and Internal Medicine. The event was held in a student lounge with couches. Pizza lunch was purchased by attendees as they entered.

Content area Pharmaceutical Issues
Number of participants 40
Participant hours involved 40 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $16
Project funding Local chapter funds,Admission/participant charge
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Many emails to medical and pharmacy students and flyers around campus.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
4
Lessons/suggestions We received a lot of positive feedback about the event. Many wanted another session with time to get their own questions answered.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments We were fortunate to get a very popular faculty member as a speaker, and many came simply to listen to him.