Industry Ties to Residency Programs Still Common

Posted on February 25th, 2010 by Kelley Luckstein

Few residency program directors like the idea of accepting support from the pharmaceutical industry, but the majority accept it anyway…

 

This was so even though 72% of program directors called it undesirable, according to Furman S. McDonald, MD, MPH, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues…

 

"This change in practice may have resulted from the additional guidelines and publicity that have surrounded this topic in the intervening years," McDonald's group wrote in the paper.

 

MedPage Today, by Chrystal Phend, 2/24/2010

Tags: Dr. McDonald, Education, General Internal Medicine, pharmaceutical industry

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