UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Dr. Rebecca Simcik has been appointed interim medical director at University Health Services (UHS), effective Sept. 1.
Simcik started at UHS in 2018 and 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 mental health medication management, prescribing PrEP, gender diverse care, and sexual/reproductive health. In the UHS ambulance bay of last March, Simcik worked as one of UHS’ first COVID-19 providers.
As the interim medical director, Simcik will oversee the clinical services department at UHS which includes all nurses, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and case managers. The position also oversees the care teams at UHS including the Healthy Eating and Living Support (HEALS) and gender diverse care team.
"I am ready to support and lead the clinical team at University Health Services and look forward to promoting student wellness and health engagement," said Simcik. "My goal is to further foster a medical environment which is open and welcoming to all students. A UHS appointment is often the initial step in one's health independence and I want to make that journey as smooth as possible for all of our students."
UHS, a unit of Student Affairs, is an all-inclusive, on-campus health care service offering medical, pharmacy, physical therapy, insurance, lab, imaging, medical records and emergency services.