Making Time for Medical School Conflict-of-Interest Policy Improvements

August 13, 2017

American Medical Student Association Announces Scorecard Timetable

Media Contact:
Rebekah Apple, Senior Manager of Programs
American Medical Student Association
Phone:  (727) 665-4786
Email: pr@amsa.org

Sterling, VA – December 7, 2016: The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) recently released the 2016 AMSA Scorecard which provided an at-a-glance dashboard of institutional conflict of interest policies at medical schools. The results demonstrated continued improvement in medical school policies throughout the country – confirming the value in disclosing this important information on a regular cadence.

AMSA recognizes that creating effective policies requires the cooperation and commitment of numerous departments throughout institutions. In an effort to ensure every institution has sufficient time to reflect upon their scores and mobilize a team to strengthen and improve policies, AMSA will release the Scorecard on a biennial cycle. The next release is scheduled for Spring 2018.

“We will continue to look at the 14 domains, including industry funding of meals, gifts, scholarships, and faculty speaking engagements,” explained AMSA National President, Dr. Kelly Thibert. “Our most recent release showed great improvement from 2014, and we hope to see the same kind of progress in 2018.”

To request an executive summary of this year’s AMSA Scorecard, learn more about its methodology or hear from a trainee about the risks of conflict of interest in medical education, contact Pete Thomson at pr@amsa.org or (703) 665-4786. The scorecard itself can be found athttp://amsascorecard.org.

About AMSA:

AMSA is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. Founded in 1950, AMSA is a student-governed, non-profit organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. To learn more about AMSA, our strategic priorities, or joining the organization, please visit us online at http://www.amsa.org.