At Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, students are supported academically and emotionally through the Societies program, which is the core component of the Wellness program. Students are randomly assigned to one of the ten societies from the Fort Lauderdale Campus or of the seven societies from the Tampa Bay Regional Campus upon matriculation. The Fort Lauderdale Societies are: Anderson, Burns, Klein, Lippman, Silvagni, Silverman, Still, Terry, Turner, and Zafonte and the Tampa Bay Regional Societies are: Blavo, Hanbury, Howell, Johnson, Patel, Sandhouse, and Wallace.
The Societies make up small communities each consisting of approximately 25 students from each class. They also consist of one Faculty Leader, two Academic Advisors, several Faculty members, and several dedicated students who serve as Peer Mentors. Students stay in the same society for the four years of medical school, which creates a more personal experience on multiple levels.