Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health. 


Mission: To engage students in understanding current Middle Eastern issues pertaining to oral health and overall health. Our aim is to foster and encourage the Middle Eastern culture, traditions and customs. We hope to showcase Middle Eastern heritage to all students at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. The MEDS encourages all students to join in order to promote oral health in the Middle East and engage in Middle Eastern culture and traditions. MEDS aims to welcome all students of all races, religions and cultural backgrounds.

Our main goal is to promote oral health in the many war-stricken regions within the Middle East. Since the commencement of the Arab Spring in 2011 many individuals have been displaced and lost homes along with the necessities to maintain sufficient access to oral health services. Many refugees have come to the United States as a safe haven. MEDS aims to accommodate the Middle Eastern Refugees in gaining access to oral care and help promote continued oral heath routines. We hope to discuss these issues with current TUSDM students along with other students in local and national universities.

2020-2021 E-board Contacts

President MentorStephanie Samrin (D21)
PresidentSarina Shafiyan-Rad (D22)
Vice PresidentHayel Abdul-Ghani (D23)
SecretaryYuman Khan (D23)
TreasurerAnthony Damé (D24)
Social Media CoordinatorSameha Abdulbaki (D21)
Social Networking CoordinatorNatasha Fansiwala (D23)

Community Service Committee

James Cruz (D22)
Raafay Rishi (D23)
Hind Elhag (D24)
Fundraising Chair  
Jessica Nar (D22) 
D21 Liaison  Yara Abdelnabi
D22 LiaisonAlia Osseiran 
D23 LiaisonHayel Abdul-Ghani
D24 Liaison
Farah Khan 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Alaa Ali.