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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

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.

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.

Fort Smith Girl Scout partners with school district for ‘STEM Sisters’ conference

Seventh-grade girls had an opportunity this week to participate in the STEM Sisters Conference, hosted by Fort Smith Public Schools and local Girl Scout Mattie McLellan…They also toured local facilities, such as the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine and 188th Air National Guard Unit, and heard from numerous speakers.

Local flooding: ‘It’s all hands on deck’

Volunteer efforts have been in full swing since it was announced Fort Smith and surrounding areas were expected to experience historic flooding, and they show no signs of slowing down.

County Line Science Olympiad to compete in Nationals

“My students have worked extremely hard this year. They have attended tutoring sessions on Saturdays at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith, they meet and study after school weekly (sometimes 3-4 days a week) as well as at home on their own time.”

Brian G. Kim Named President of the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education

Brian G. Kim was named president of the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education where he will be in charge of day-to-day operations and oversee academics for the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was vice president for the Department of Accreditation and associate general counsel for the American Osteopathic Association.

ARCOM hosts first student research symposium, expands medical partnerships

Seventh-grade girls had an opportunity this week to participate in the STEM Sisters Conference, hosted by Fort Smith Public Schools and local Girl Scout Mattie McLellan…They also toured local facilities, such as the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine and 188th Air National Guard Unit, and heard from numerous speakers.