Monday, February 11, 2008
BLOGSCAN - Contrasting Approaches to Commercial Funding of CME
On the Carlat Psychiatry Blog, Dr Daniel Carlat contrasted approaches to commercial funding of continuing medical education (CME) at two different academic medical centers. His earlier post noted that at Sloan-Kettering in New York, commercial funding of CME has been banned. On the other hand, his next post noted that at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the psychiatry department developed the "MGH Psychiatry Academy," to actively solicity big-time money from pharmaceutical companies. Whose programs will feature fancier venues, better food, and more high-tech graphics? Whose programs would you trust more?