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Guide to Premedical Studies at Swarthmore College

The Health Sciences Office

Swarthmore College's Health Sciences Office offers information and advising to students and alums interested in careers in the health sciences.

Please visit the Health Sciences Office; we are here to help you in whatever way we can, and look forward to getting to know you.

The Health Sciences Office is located in Parrish West 121 and 125.
It is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30–3:30.

Ms. Jennifer Lenway, Administrative Assistant, is available at these times and can answer many of your questions. You can contact her by e-mail at, or at 610-328-8356. Dr. Gigi Simeone is the Health Sciences Advisor. She is available by appointment, at, or by signing up for an appointment on her door (Parrish 125W).

If you are considering a career in the health sciences, please contact us and ask to be added to our e-mail list. We will keep you informed by e-mail about speakers and programs of interest, including summer fellowships for research and clinical experiences. Keep an eye out for the programs we sponsor throughout the year; they provide valuable information and networking opportunities.

The Health Sciences Advisory Committee

The Health Sciences Advisory Committee is a committee of faculty members, deans and the Health Sciences Advisor. The primary responsibility of this group is to prepare a committee letter of recommendation for students applying to medical school, which is an important part of their application.