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14. Resident Relationship with Pharmaceutical and Industry Representatives


  • Residents will refrain from accepting gifts or funds for travel from industry representatives without written approval from the program director.
  • Residents will not attend social activities with industry representatives unless the event has been approved by the program and all members of the resident staff have been invited to the event.
  • If residents are offered funds from an industry representative for travel to a meeting or for books, they should direct the representative to the program director so that the funds can be placed in an account to be used for this purpose and to be distributed by the program director.
  • Residents will not make presentations for any industry at meetings and, in particular, will not receive honorariums for making presentations.
  • If you have concerns that what you are doing is not endorsed by the program or is unethical, then review it with the program director before starting down a path that could endanger your position in the program or your license to practice medicine.

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