To educate and train compassionate osteopathic physicians, skilled in the science of patient-centered osteopathic medical care, dedicated to the ethical and social principles of the osteopathic profession, committed to lifelong learning, and focused on service to the underserved. This mission will be accomplished at the undergraduate and graduate medical education levels through excellence in teaching, research, service, and scholarly activity.
Welcome to the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Live & Learn
in the Natural State
Our 102,000 square-foot facility is located in Fort Smith, the second largest city in Arkansas.
Situated on 430 acres, the building features state-of-the-art technology in a scenic, natural setting.
Spend time in one of our outdoor study spaces or take a break and enjoy the natural state on one of the nearby biking and hiking trails.
The ARCOM Difference
The Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine utilizes an innovative “helix” curriculum comprised of lecture, team-based, and interactive learning strategies. 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.
ARCOM is focused on student success directed toward 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.
Doctors that DO
ARCOM student doctors are doctors that DO! Whether it’s volunteering in the community or exploring the great state of Arkansas, our students are active and engaged.
News & Events
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.
The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in Fort Smith announced this week the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation has granted accreditation to the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) announced Monday (May 10) that Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) received accreditation from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, the only accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit all osteopathic medical schools in the United States.
There are two symbolic days for students in medical school — the day they first put on their white coats and the day they learn where they will continue their graduate medical education. 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.
The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) announced the purchase of the Golden Living facility in Fort Smith on Tuesday in what it says is a “quest to advance healthcare education and research in Arkansas and beyond.” Kyle D. Parker, chief executive officer of ACHE, said the move will create the largest research institution of any osteopathic school in the nation.
The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) announce the hiring of Monica Rojas, M.D., as the medical director of International Medicine and Cultural Education for the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) to expand its international health opportunities.
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).
Dr. Denise Wunderler, a leading advocate for Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) education, says ARCOM could be the FIRST medical school in the world to add SUDC to its curriculum.
7000 Chad Colley Blvd.
Fort Smith, AR 72916
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