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.
Students from the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine and University of Arkansas at Fort Smith participated Wednesday in the medical school’s first Student Osteopathic Medical Association research symposium.
Brian Kim has been hired as president of the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE), a move geared to allow CEO Kyle Parker time to focus on “big picture projects” that include a possible third academic building and program, and a multi-million dollar performing arts venue that meets the college’s wellness mission.
Matthew Adair earned a degree in biology/pre-med. He was granted an educational delay, so that he can attend medical school at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith. He plans to eventually serve in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. For now, he has assessed into the Army Reserves.
The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education and Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s vaccination policies are slightly different, because of the differences in interaction between medical students and those studying for a medical-related master’s degree, said ARCOM Dean Rance McClain.
When we think of hearts, we think of love. We think of heartbreak. We think of sadness. We think of joy, envy, anxiety, peace. When the first-year medical students at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine think of hearts, they think of all that and their first patients.
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.