Medical Dental Student Government

Medical Dental Student Government (MDSG) represents the medical and dental students of the UConn Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine. MDSG plans activities to help ease the stress of classes, distributes funding to student groups, and advocates for the student body to the academic leaders of both schools. Questions about Student Government may be directed to or any current officer.

Please review the Constitution of the Medical Dental Student Government which governs its activities.

Tips for Creating a New MDSG Recognized Student Interest Group, Club, or Organization

Interest Groups, Clubs, and Organizations

With a new interest group, club, or organization in mind, recruit a faculty advisor.

Seek approval by presenting the idea to either of the advisors to MDSG, Dr. Sarita Arteaga or Dr. Melissa Held, the senior associate deans for dental and medical student affairs.

Once approved, notify the current MDSG president and treasurer of the newly approved student group.

Unrecognized groups will not be eligible for MDSG funding.

Submit a paragraph with a description of the interest group to Lisa Francini, Include the faculty advisor and list the student contacts with email addresses for the interest group web page.

Sports Clubs

Sports clubs do not require a faculty advisor but must provide a student contact.

Sports clubs must provide a roster of participants.

Sports clubs are not required to provide a web page write-up.

Annual Events Calendar

The following are annual events typically sponsored by MDSG:

Orientation and Launch Activities: August 12-28, 2020

Student Run Activities Fair: TBD

White Water Rafting Trip: TBD

Winter Formal Dinner and Dance: TBD

Mount Snow Ski Trip:  TBD

Gong Show:  TBD

Pre-Commencement Senior Week: TBD

Current MDSG Officers

MDSG Officers 2020-2021
President: Christopher Bessette
Medical Vice President: Jessica Young
Dental Vice President: Madeline Montenegro
Treasurer: Rafael Olivieri Ortiz
Secretary: Adam Huynh

Dental Class Representatives
2023 Class: Caroline Wilson
2022 Class: Cameron Christiansen
2021 Class: Shiyuan Mao (MJ)

Medical Class Representatives
2023 Class: Emily Lopez Santa
2022 Class: Carla Rivera Perez
2021 Class: Alexandria Plant

Social Chairs
2023 Class, Dental:  Addison Vitols
2023 Class, Medical: Ryan Silva