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. 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 10-26, 2022

Student Run Activities Fair:  August 26, 2022

White Water Rafting Trip: To be determined

Spring Formal Dinner and Dance: May 28, 2022

Mount Snow Ski Trip: To be determined

Gong Show: Spring 2022, to be determined

Pre-Commencement Senior Week: May 2-7, 2022

Current MDSG Officers

MDSG Officers 2022-2023
President: Rohit Makol
Medical Vice President: Ryan Hannon
Dental Vice President: Thomas Nelson
Treasurer: Brian Legato
Secretary: Callie Love

Dental Class Representatives
2025 Class: David Cruzate
2024 Class: Alexandra Estanislau
2023 Class: Caroline Wilson
2022 Class: Cameron Christiansen

Medical Class Representatives
2025 Class: Lily Zhong
2024 Class: Krishna Channa
2023 Class: Sarah Fuller
2022 Class: Carla Rivera Perez

Social Chairs
2024 Class, Dental: Julia Mainelli
2024 Class, Medical: June Chu
2025 Class, Dental:  John Todd
2025 Class, Medical: Riley Baker