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California medical schools earn A’s in conflict grading

San Francisco Chronicle, June 4, 2008
The American Medical Student Association has issued its second annual report card on the conflict-of- interest policies maintained at 150 medical schools, and the University of California-Davis, University of California San Francisco, and UCLA captured three of the seven A grades across the country. Many of the top-scoring schools have recently beefed up their policies, said AMSA representatives. Representatives from UCSF medical school said the aim at the school was to assure both students and patients that the medical care provided is free of influence or bias. Student groups had a significant impact on the policies at UCSF as well, according to the representatives.