by The Institute on Medicine as a Profession
(New York, NY)
I'd like to share the latest resources on many issues surrounding Medical Professionalism from the Institute on Medicine as a Profession at Columbia University.
The Institute has recently updated their Conflict of Interest Policy Database. The database collects conflict of interest policies at the nation's 125 medical schools, broken down by specific areas such as gifts, vendor access, ghostwriting, pharmaceutical samples and more. From this information, the Institute has developed a number of Resources on Conflict of Interest that offer recommendations for how health care organizations can build effective policies to curb undue influences on patient care.
The Institute has also recently expanded its Advocacy Education Program, offering grants to physicians who wish to train to become effective advocates in addressing the broader social determinants in health.