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ACHE hires medical director of international medicine and cultural education

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) in Fort Smith has hired Dr. Monica Rojas as medical director of international medicine and cultural education for the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM).

Willis-Knighton Health System begins medical program for Osteopathic medical students

Medical students from Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) in Fort Smith, Ark., began their yearlong rotation with Willis-Knighton Health System Monday, July 6, as part of Willis-Knighton’s new undergraduate/graduate medical education program.

Mercy Fort Smith ‘Tops Out’ Rehabilitation Hospital

Leaders from Mercy Fort Smith, Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE), McCarthy Building Companies and Kindred Healthcare were on hand Wednesday to sign the ceremonial final beam. Ground was broken in February for the 58,000-square-foot facility, which is expected to be completed in May.

Applications taken at therapy school

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education will start accepting applications to its School of Physical Therapy today.

The three-year program is focused on hands-on clinical experience, according to a news release. Students will graduate with a doctor of physical therapy degree.

ACHE accepting applications for first class of physical therapy students

Arkansas College for Health Education (ACHE) will begin accepting applications for its school of physical therapy July 1. The three-year program will focus on hands-on, clinical experience with students graduating with a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree.

FCRA director touts $1.751 billion in investments since 2000

The largest investments in Chaffee Crossing in 2019 are in the health-related field, Mann said, thanks in part to the $23 million Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital located at Chaffee Crossing. Mercy broke ground on the 52,967-square-foot hospital, which is next to the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine on the ACHE campus and will serve as a teaching site for students in ACHE’s School of Occupational Therapy and School of Physical Therapy, Feb. 12.

Law enforcement leaders to give signed resolution to Black Lives Matter

Chiefs of the Fort Smith, Van Buren, Barling, Fort Smith Public Schools, University of Arkansas Fort Smith and Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine police departments, the Crawford County sheriff and the Sebastian County chief deputy during Bridging The Gap — Fort Smith Strong at the Riverfront Amphitheater signed a law enforcement resolution ensuring each agency is held “to the highest standard of conduct.” The resolution will be handed over to Black Lives Matter activists for accountability.

Anatomy Boot Camp 2020

Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) is offering incoming students a one-week, gross anatomy course. The course is designed to emulate the actual first-year Fundamentals of the Anatomical Sciences (FAS) course at ARCOM (COM 571).

ACHE virtual research symposium winners announced

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) in Fort Smith recently hosted its second annual Research Symposium for its Arkansas Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.

ACHE continues cooperative with S. Korean hospital

“Despite the shut-downs forced by COVID-19, we are adapting and moving forward to fulfill our mission to improve medical education by using innovative collaborations,” Kyle D. Parker, J.D., chief executive officer at ACHE said in a news release. “Our work with Jaseng Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, is continuing to move forward.”

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