This web-based curriculum offers a comprehensive guide to the issues surrounding conflicts of interest in clinical care, professionalism in medicine, and best practices for the management of physicians’ relationships with industry. The materials provided here will be relevant to a wide and varied audience with any interest in understanding and/or teaching conflict of interest in medicine. The curriculum is an especially valuable resource for medical professionals, particularly those in leadership positions at Academic Medical Centers (AMC's) and other health care settings, academic medical faculty, compliance officers, and any other potential change agents who are attempting to bring about policy change at organizations.
These materials were made possible by a grant from the Oregon Attorney General Consumer and Prescriber Education Grant Program which is funded by the multi-state settlement of consumer fraud claims regarding the marketing of the prescription drug Neurontin.
Using the Online Curriculum
Throughout the following pages you'll find the text of our curriculum, along with additional resources on the issues surrounding conflict of interest (including Powerpoint presentations, key references to scholarly articles, and links to other websites).
For the complete curriculum in PDF format, please click the link to the right.
It is our hope that potential change agents at AMC's and other health care organizations - those concerned with combatting morally problematic conflicts of interest and instituting stronger ethical policies - will be able to utilize these resources to help set in motion the process of change at their institutions.