For Our Vendors
Mount Sinai does business with commercial entities that offer a wide range of research, clinical, educational and administrative products and services. All decisions relating to purchasing or other business processes must promote the best interests of Mount Sinai without favor or preference based on personal considerations.
In order to avoid conflicts of interest in interactions with vendors or other commercial entities, faculty, staff and trainees of Icahn School of Medicine, the Mount Sinai Hospital and the Mount Sinai Health System are subject to the guidelines summarized below (details are provided in the full policy) as well as to other relevant institutional policies and external guidelines.
VENDOR POLICY SUMMARY
- Gifts – Vendors may not offer gifts.
- Support for Medical Center Educational Events – Vendor contributions can only be made as general educational grants paid directly to a School or Hospital fund. Vendors may not directly provide food and beverages, or subsidies for food and beverages.
- Off-Campus Educational Events – Faculty, staff and trainees may not accept invitations to attend speaking engagements or otherwise participate in events unless they have a legitimate educational value, do not promote companies and products, and are held in an appropriate, non-extravagant setting. The Department Chair will have overall responsibility for monitoring the frequency and nature of faculty and staff participation.
- Trainee Support – Scholarships or other special funding directly from a vendor to a specific trainee are prohibited. Vendors may make donations to a general departmental education fund and the department will use its own criteria to select trainees and events.
- Authorship – Ghostwriting is strictly prohibited.
- Vendor Visits – Vendors may only meet with Mount Sinai personnel if they have pre-scheduled appointments.
- Pharmaceutical Samples – Physicians and staff may not accept pharmaceutical samples for their own personal use or for distribution to patients or family members.
- Consulting/Relationships With Outside Entities – Full-time faculty relationships are subject to Mount Sinai’s Policy on Financial Arrangements with Outside Entities (see Section E). Written contracts are required and will be reviewed and approved by Mount Sinai administration.
- Role of Development Office – If you are interested in making a monetary donation, please contact our Development Office at 212-659-8500.
QUICK LINKS – Click any of the following resources and services for information.
Vendor Policy – Policy on Interactions with Vendors and Other Commercial Entities
Guidelines for Interactions with Medical Sales Representatives
Vendor Credentialing Service: www.VCSdatabase.com
Vendor Credentialing Service
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST OFFICE
Conflict of Interest Helpline
Office of the Dean
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029