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Arkansas Colleges of Health Education

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To educate and train a diverse group of highly competent and compassionate healthcare professionals; to create health and research support facilities; and to provide healthy living environments to improve the lives of others.

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Heritage Community

The ACHE campus has become a center of development in the River Valley. Part of this development includes the Heritage Community. The Heritage Community is made up of the Village at Heritage, which features both residential and commercial spaces, and The Porches at Heritage, a collection of modern cottages. We look forward to all the exciting developments and growth coming to this community!

News & Events

Governor to attend rehab hospital grand opening

Governor Asa Hutchinson will be among those attending the upcoming opening of a health facility in Chaffee Crossing. Mercy Fort Smith is partnering with Louisville, Kentucky-based Kindred Healthcare to build the rehabilitation hospital on land donated by the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE).

First class of doctors graduates from Arkansas Colleges of Health Education

The first class of doctors at the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education moved their tassels to the left Saturday. ACHE Chief Executive Officer Kyle Parker said he’s proud of the program and its students.

Fort Smith’s ARCOM Gains Osteopathic Accreditation

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in Fort Smith has received accreditation for its Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Mercy Fort Smith Kicks Off New Residency Programs

The new residency programs, the result of a collaboration with the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education, are set to begin July 1. A $1.3 million donation from ACHE and the Degen Foundation is funding the programs, designed to help retain doctors in the River Valley while boosting the hospital’s staffing.

ACHE announces winners of research symposium

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) recently held its third annual research symposium. The event was sponsored by the Student Osteopathic Medical Association – Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) Chapter and the Student Osteopathic Association for Research.

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education seeks to buy more land from Chaffee Trust

The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority’s real estate review committee approved a request by Arkansas Colleges of Health Education to purchase 77 acres located on the corner of Roberts and Chad Colley boulevards in Chaffee Crossing for $1 million.

First group of Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine students enter residency programs

The inaugural class of Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) at Arkansas College of Health Education (ACHE) had their white coat ceremony Sept. 16, 2017. At 11 a.m. Friday (March 19), a celebrated Match Day was held in which students opened their envelopes to see where they would continue their education through a residency program.

Mass Clinic administers 500 vaccines to Fort Smith residents

More than 500 residents received their first round of coronavirus vaccinations at the Fort Smith Convention Center on Wednesday. Mayor George McGill said it was a grassroots effort to help reach minority groups and people in impoverished neighborhoods who might not have easy access to vaccines.

Bill funding medical school scholarships advances

House Bill 1021 by Rep. Joe Cloud, R-Russellville, would provide a $30,000 college scholarship for Arkansas residents who complete their undergraduate training in two years and have completed their first year at the state’s three medical schools.

Those schools are the College of Medicine of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith, and the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University.

Black History Month: Data shows COVID-19 disproportionately affects communities of color

When the coronavirus pandemic first hit, its future severity was unknown. One of the few expected outcomes was that black people would be disproportionately affected, according to a Fort Smith-based medical professional.

Nondiscrimination Policy

ACHE will provide an educational and working environments that ensures equal opportunity for all students, faculty, administrators, and staff in recruitment, admissions, hiring, promotion, and employment retention. In accordance with federal and state law, the ACHE will prohibit unlawful discrimination based on any protected class, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability, military and veteran’s status and any other characteristic protected under applicable ACHE policy, state or federal law/executive orders, regulations, and/or local ordinances.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

ACHE will provide equal opportunity for all students, staff, and faculty and to nondiscrimination in the recruitment, admission, and retention of students and the recruitment, hiring, promotion, and retention of faculty and staff.  Its  employment and educational policies comply with the requirements applicable to equal opportunity/affirmative action laws, directives, executive orders, and regulations to the effect that no person at ACHE shall, on the basis of any protected class status, including but not limited to, race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, or military and veteran’s status be subjected to discrimination.

All members of the ACHE community bear responsibility for compliance with the equal  opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination policies disseminated through the current ACHE publications, including, but not limited to, the ACHE Policy Manual, ACHE Employee Handbook, ARCOM Student Handbook & Academic Catalog, ACHE Faculty Handbook, ACHE Student Handbook, MSB Student Handbook & Academic Catalog, ARCOM Clinical Training Manual, and the handbooks of each ACHE program.

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7000 Chad Colley Blvd.
Fort Smith, AR 72916
479-308-2243

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