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Welcome to ACHE!

Changing the direction of healthcare in Arkansas and beyond.

Our Programs

Our Mission

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.

News & Events

Arts For Healing: How the arts benefits a community

Dr. Elizabeth McClain, the vice provost and associate vice president of academic affairs with Arkansas Colleges of Health Education, has been instrumental in shedding light on the importance of art in the lives of students in the medical field.

Technology’s Role in Education During COVID-19

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) CEO, Kyle Parker, JD, has an extensive and varied career background, including nationally recognized work within the field of technology. Naturally, he brought this passion for technology to ACHE.

Fort Smith named ‘Fittest City in Arkansas,’ Insurify award looks at business policies, greenspace

Elizabeth McClain, Ph.D., vice provost and vice president of Academic Affairs for Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in Fort Smith, said outdoor recreation opportunities around Fort Smith was one of the factors that drew her and her husband, Dr. Rance McClain, from Hattiesburg, Miss., last year. Rance McClain is the dean of the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

COVID-19: DOs and medical students share their experiences

“Students are coming together virtually instead of physically, we are studying in new and interesting ways, and we are working together, just not in the same space. What has originally been perceived as a world frozen in time has actually become one of the most productive and efficacious periods during my education at ARCOM.”

New boss named for Baptist Health hospitals in Fort Smith and Van Buren

Kim Miller, a former registered nurse, has been named incoming president of Baptist Health Western Region, which includes hospitals in Fort Smith and Van Buren and associated clinics in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.

More universities put on-campus classes on pause

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education, a private institution in Fort Smith that includes an osteopathic medical school, announced Friday that its Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a master’s program in biomedicine are moving to online classes next week.

Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine announces responses to COVID-19

The Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) will move its classes online, recall third-year medical students on clinical rotations and halt tours and meetings by outside groups on the campus.

Medical college grant will benefit the River Valley

Published to pressargus.com on March 8. 2020 Written by Ivy Owen I was very happy to see that the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education and Degen Foundation have awarded the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, a grant of $1.3 million. The grant will be used to...

Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Nondiscrimination Compliance Statement and Plan

ACHE is committed to 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 race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, or 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  Employee  Handbook, ARCOM  Student  Handbook  &  Academic  Catalog,  ACHE  Faculty  Handbook,  ACHE Student Handbook, MSB Student Handbook & Academic Catalog, ARCOM Clinical Manual. Compliance is monitored and reported annually through the college Vice Presidents and the Office of Human  Resources.

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

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