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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the faculty advisor and list the student contacts with email addresses for the interest group web page.
Sports clubs do not require a faculty advisor but must provide a student contact.
Sports clubs must provide a roster of participants. Completion of a waiver/release form is required from all members.
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 11-27, 2021
Student Run Activities Fair: August 27, 2021
White Water Rafting Trip: To be determined
Winter Formal Dinner and Dance: To be determined
Mount Snow Ski Trip: To be determined
Gong Show: Spring 2022 To be determined
Pre-Commencement Senior Week: May 2022
To be determined
Current MDSG Officers
MDSG Officers 2021-2022
President: Shivam Patel
Medical Vice President: Elizabeth Silver
Dental Vice President: Hamza Qadri
Treasurer: Sergio Acevedo Cortes
Secretary: Ireoluwatomiwa Opayemi
Dental Class Representatives
2025 Class: David Cruzate
2024 Class: Ryan Higgins
2023 Class: Caroline Wilson
2022 Class: Cameron Christiansen
Medical Class Representatives
2025 Class: Rohit Makol
2024 Class: Zachary Towne
2023 Class: Sarah Fuller
2022 Class: Carla Rivera Perez
2024 Class, Dental: Julia Mainelli
2024 Class, Medical: June Chu
2025 Class, Dental: John Todd
2025 Class, Medical: Aditi Anam & Sandhya Sanapala