Women hold many chair positions at UH med school
The University of Hawaii-Manoa's medical school has the highest percentage of women department chairs of any medical school in the country, according to a new report from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Seven of 15 chairmanships at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, about 47 percent of the positions, are filled by women -- more than four times higher than the national average of 11 percent.
The medical school also has one of the largest percentages of full-time faculty who are women, according to the "Women in U.S. Academic Medicine" 2005 report, which looked at 125 medical schools nationwide.
There are 101 women faculty at the UH med school, about 43 percent of the faculty. The top medical school is Morehouse in Georgia, with 46 percent women faculty.