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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

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

Medical School Welcomes New Class

ACHE Receives Over $500,000 in Grants

ACHE Receives $500,000 in Grants

More About Our Anatomical Donor Program

Medical College Economic Impact Announced

ACHE To Develop A Public Park

Fort Smith Medical Campus Growing