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The ARCOM Difference

The ARCOM Difference is…its curriculum!

The Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine utilizes an innovative “helix” curriculum comprised of lecture, team-based, and interactive learning strategies. Courses are integrated across all biomedical science courses each semester using a systems-based approach. Each turn of the helix revisits biomedical concepts learned from the previous semester and applies this newly acquired knowledge in order to understand more complex system interactions. The majority of the courses include a team-based learning component in which the students apply their knowledge in solving case-based problem scenarios. This type of educational tool has been shown to be particularly successful in keeping students engaged in their own learning while building critical thinking skills, team interaction, and medical professionalism.

The ARCOM Difference is…focused on student success!

ARCOM is focused on student success directed towards the development of competent, caring, and compassionate physicians who seek to serve the underserved. The entirety of the educational experience at ARCOM supports and encourages students to develop a pattern of individual responsibility and capacity for life-long learning and growth as competent, patient-centered, holistic osteopathic physicians.

Latest News

Fort Smith School District considering small Chaffee Crossing land donation for Highway 255 expansion

A small portion of land reserved for the Fort Smith School District at Chaffee Crossing may be going to the Arkansas Department of Transportation as part of an Arkansas 255/Zero Street widening project.

George McGill: Honored to Serve

“Our medical school had 162 slots available in our second class and around 4000 students from around the country and the world applied to get into the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith. Some of the brightest students in the country are getting their training here in Fort Smith, Arkansas.”

Heritage Village construction moving along

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

Texas Two-Step CPR

ARCOM students taught 266 people the live-saving Texas Two-Step CPR method Saturday, February 9.

Medical college receives accreditation to begin residency, fellowship programs

Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine students may now receive graduate medical education in a particular specialty or subspecialty at the college.

ARCOM gains accreditation for residency, fellowship programs

The Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) received accreditation that will allow it to provide residency and fellowship education to students who graduate from the medical school.

Fort Smith Medical College Plans Garden to Honor Body Donors

Medical students benefit when people donate their bodies to science. A memorial garden in Fort Smith will honor those donors.

Meet the Dean

ARCOM is excited to announce that we have a new dean, Rance McClain, DO.

Fort Smith medical college to honor body donors through garden, park

ARCOM is honored to be featured in this article by the Southwest Times Record about the efforts being made to memorialize anatomical donors.

Monday Matters Features ARCOM Student Patrick Bell