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 mdsg@uchc.edu 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, francini@uchc.edu. 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 14-30, 2019

Student Run Activities Fair: September 6, 2019

White Water Rafting Trip: September 20-22, 2019

Winter Formal Dinner and Dance: February 29, 2020

Mount Snow Ski Trip: Postponed for 2020

Gong Show: Spring 2020

Pre-Commencement Senior Week: May 4-9, 2020

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)
2020 Class: Zachary Ward

Medical Class Representatives
2023 Class: Emily Lopez Santa
2022 Class: Carla Rivera Perez
2021 Class: Alexandria Plant
2020 Class: Jorge Ortiz

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