MedPage Today - "Students Unfazed by 'Profs' Industry Ties"
Conflict of interest disclosure in the classroom shapes medical students' views on industry relationships, but doesn't make them more cynical about their own education, researchers found. Students weren't more likely to see their instructors or educational content as influenced by industry after the disclosures, reported Azalea Kim, MPA, of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and colleagues in a research letter published in the Dec. 5 Journal of the American Medical Association. "Our findings suggest that a conflict of interest disclosure policy to students is feasible and may influence student attitudes toward industry prescribing but not education," Kim's group concluded. Learn more