Here's the third case in conflict of interest from the Society for Academic CME session last Saturday:
Dr. Gates has developed case-based software for a part of the physiology course, which he directs. Students like the software, but on exams they perform the same on software materials as on other. If software is used for the entire course, Gates will be able to get grant support for a programmer and hardware. Half of the department faculty oppose using the software, and feel Gates is out for personal and professional gain.
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