J. Carroll and Jane Eloise Ramseyer Medical Scholarship
Dr. J. Carroll Ramseyer was raised in Oskaloosa, Iowa and Des Moines, and received his medical degree from the University of Iowa in 1957. Jane Eloise Ramseyer, also a native Iowan, grew up in Davenport and received her nursing degree from The University of Iowa in 1958.
Following his internship and three years in the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Ramseyer completed a residency in neurology at the Los Angeles Veterans Administration Center. During those years, Mrs. Ramseyer worked as a nurse in several hospitals. In 1965, Dr. Ramseyer established his practice in neurology and electrodiagnostic medicine, working principally at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, while Mrs. Ramseyer temporarily suspended her nursing career to devote time to their three children. In 1976, she resumed nursing at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and retired in 1996, having risen to the position of chief nursing officer. Dr. Ramseyer also retired in 1996 after 24 years as medical director of the neurology laboratory at Good Samaritan Hospital. He is an emeritus clinical professor in neurology at the University of Southern California, having served on the clinical faculty there for 37 years.
Dr. and Mrs. Ramseyer were fortunate to earn advanced degrees from the UI without needing student loans. When the Ramseyers studied here, medical school and undergraduate tuitions were—by today’s standards—very affordable. Third- and fourth-year nursing students worked in the hospital several hours each week in exchange for room and board, and with additional aid from their families and income from working part-time jobs, the Ramseyers were able to make it through school without incurring large debts.
Realizing that it’s nearly impossible for most students to do that today, and hoping to help deserving medical students manage the high cost of a twenty-first century medical education, the Ramseyers are pleased to establish this scholarship fund.
The Ramseyers also support a scholarship fund in the UI College of Nursing.
Congratulations on receiving the J. Carroll and Jane Eloise Ramseyer Medical Scholarship