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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

DO Day on the Hill

Our students did a great job representing ARCOM at DO Day on the Hill! Check out their recap video.

ARCOM partners with Unity Health for graduate education program

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) announced Friday a partnership with Unity Health and the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) for its graduate medicine program.

New Residency Programs For Medical Students In The River Valley

A new partnership between the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) in Fort Smith and Searcy-based Unity Health will allow medical school graduates the opportunity for residency programs.

Arkansas college teams up with medical facility

An Arkansas college has teamed up with a health group to provide opportunities for their students.

New Partnership Between ARCOM, Unity Health Announced

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education recently announced a new partnership between the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith and Unity Health in Searcy to deliver graduate medical education training for its resident physicians.

ARCOM partners with Unity Health for graduate education program

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) announced Friday a partnership with Unity Health and the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) for its graduate medicine program.

Osteopathic College partners with Searcy’s Unity Health on residency program

A new partnership between the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) and Searcy-based Unity Health will allow medical school graduates residency programs as well as offer training opportunities for the school’s students.

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.