UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – Dr. Rebecca Simcik has been appointed Acting Medical Director of University Health Services (UHS), effective September 1.

Simcik started at UHS in 2018 and has previously trained and worked for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Simcik currently practices internal medicine, commonly known as adult primary care medicine. Other areas of her practice include medication management for mental health, prescribing PrEP, gender diverse care, and sexual and reproductive health. In UHS ambulance bay last March, Simcik worked as one of UHS’s first COVID-19 vendors.

As Acting Medical Director, Simcik will oversee the UHS Clinical Services Department, which includes all nurses, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and case managers. The position also oversees UHS care teams, including the Healthy Eating and Living Care Team (HEALS) and the Gender Care Team.

“I am ready to support and lead the University Health Services clinical team and look forward to promoting student wellness and health engagement,” said Simcik. “My goal is to further foster an open and welcoming medical environment for all students. A date at UHS is often the first step to health independence and I want to make this trip as smooth as possible for all of our students. ”

UHS, a student affairs unit, is an all-inclusive on-campus health care service providing medical, pharmacy, physiotherapy, insurance, laboratory, imaging, medical records, and emergency services.

Last updated on September 15, 2021