As a MSPA Studies program student and member of the Stanford Medicine community, you are expected to adhere to the Stanford Industry Interactions Policy (SIIP). The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for interactions with Industry representatives throughout the Stanford University Medical Center (SUMC), which is composed of the Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Interactions with Industry occur in a variety of contexts, including marketing of new pharmaceutical products, medical devices, and hospital and research equipment and supplies on-site, on-site training of newly purchased devices, the development of new devices, educational support of medical students and trainees, and continuing medical education. Faculty and trainees also participate in interactions with Industry off campus and in scholarly publications in a variety of circumstances including consulting activities of various sorts. Many aspects of these interactions are very positive and important for promoting the educational, clinical and research missions of the Medical Center and for translating knowledge and expertise from the faculty to society. However, these interactions must be ethical and cannot create conflicts of interest (COI) that could endanger patient safety, data integrity, the integrity of our education and training programs, or the reputation of either the faculty member or the institution. Individuals must consciously and actively divorce clinical care decisions from any perceived or actual benefits expected from any company. It is unacceptable for patient care decisions to be influenced by the possibility of personal financial gain.
The full policy is available online at http://med.stanford.edu/coi/siip/policy.html.