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From mail delivery to crime prevention: ACHE cops committed to serving community

Drug busts or high-speed chases might come to mind when someone mentions law enforcement. The police at the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education say their job isn’t like that and want it to stay that way.

Mercy neurosurgeons bring back 24-hour care in Fort Smith

Kyle Parker, president of Arkansas Colleges for Health Education, said in January: “For Mercy to get not just one, but two, neurosurgeons is a big home run.”

ARCOM announces student award winners

Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty recently selected the Basic Science Student of the Year Award based on their outstanding academic achievement, leadership and professionalism.

ARCOM welcomes third class of medical students

Fort Smith just got a brand new batch of soon-to-be doctors. The Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine welcomed its third class of students this week. The students will study in the area four years before beginning their residencies.

CHI, ARCOM partner on new med residency program

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs and the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith have partnered on a new medical education residency program. Twenty-one medical students from ARCOM will become the hospital’s first Graduate Medical Education residents in a new program to train the future physicians of southwest Arkansas, a news release said.

Chaffee Crossing: Highway 255 expansion facing hiccups, entertainment districts possible

Robertson said FCRA staff plans to work with the city on the areas it would like to propose for entertainment districts. Some include the Historic District, the HUB and potentially an area on the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education campus, which includes commercial developments and entertainment areas.

Research projects continue at ARCOM in Fort Smith

While most students from the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine take advantage of their summer break to vacation and visit family, many students and faculty have been hard at work in the Biomedical Research Laboratory Suite.

Research projects continue at ARCOM in Fort Smith

While most students from the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine take advantage of their summer break to vacation and visit family, many students and faculty have been hard at work in the Biomedical Research Laboratory Suite.

Med schools meet need for cadavers; state avoids shortages seen elsewhere

Even before the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education’s first medical class matriculated in 2017, people who attended open houses around Fort Smith “were wanting to donate their bodies to science,” said Dr. David McWhorter, the anatomy chair.

10 Fort Smith projects to be completed by the end of 2019, start of 2020

Development of the Village at Heritage, a walkable neighborhood with both commercial and residential space, has also progressed swiftly on the Barling side of Chaffee Crossing across from the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education.

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