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

New interest group requests are reviewed for approval twice a year. The deadlines for submission are Oct 1 and Mar 1.

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. Marilyn Katz, the 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. Only groups with a posted description will receive funding.

Sports Clubs

Sports clubs do not require a faculty advisor, although one can be recruited, but must provide a student contact.

Sports clubs must provide a roster of participants. All participants must complete a UConn Health waiver.

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 9-25, 2023

Student Run Activities Fair:  August 25, 2023

Semi-Formal Social Gathering: October 6, 2023

Formal Dinner and Dance: February 23, 2024

Gong Show: May 3, 2024

Pre-Commencement Senior Week: April 29-May 3, 2024

Current MDSG Officers

MDSG Officers 2024-2025
President: Sumeet Kadian
Medical Vice President: Gabriel Rodigues
Dental Vice President: Niha Irshad
Treasurer: Manjot Singh
Secretary: Erica Mallon

Dental Class Representatives
2027 Class: Madison Witt
2026 Class: Maxwell Marks
2025 Class: David Cruzate

Medical Class Representatives
2027 Class: Nicolette Meka
2026 Class: Renee Taylor
2025 Class: Grace McCann

Social Chairs
2027 Class, Dental: Christina Budzinski
2027 Class, Medical: Eddy Ansari & Nick Russello