At the Academic Women for Equality Now! blog, Pascale Lane has the 10 best and 10 worst medical schools for women in faculty positions, culled from data from US News & World Report. Of the top 10, San Juan Bautista exceeded the average of women in faculty positions in all categories — dean, departmental, full professor, and overall scores. Two historically African-American institutions also scored well — Morehouse ranked third and Meharry ranked eighth.

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