Professor Rex Montgomery Physician Assistant Program Scholarship
The Professor Rex Montgomery Physician Assistant Program Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 by Professor Rex Montgomery to encourage the best applicants to join the physician’s assistant program and recognize such students in the program.
Rex Montgomery entered The University of Iowa in 1955 as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry following nine years of post doctoral study in England (1946-1948) and the USA (1948-1955), the latter at the Universities of Ohio State, Minnesota and the Eastern Regional Research Laboratories of the USDA. Progressing through the ranks to professor in 1963 and following a sabbatical leave to the Australian National University in Canberra (1969-1970), he was appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine (1974-1995). During these multiple duties he served also as Head of the Allied Health programs (1980-1995), Acting Head of Anatomy (1983-1985), Acting Vice-President for Research (1989-1990) and Director of Research in the Biotechnology Byproducts Consortium, the BBC (1989-2008). In these administrative years he continued teaching in the department and continued his research programs.
Professor Montgomery formed and directed a new physician assistant program at the University of Iowa in 1973, continuing until 1976 when he handed the directorship to Dr. Dennis Oliver. By this time his program training philosophy had proven to be successful and success in national examinations placed the program graduates in the top grades.
Congratulations on receiving the Professor Rex Montgomery Physician Assistant Program Scholarship