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
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.
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.
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.
Third-year students at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) were concerned when they could no longer continue their planned clinical rotations due to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. However, with the addition of a new curriculum, these students will now have the ability to participate with patients through telemedicine.
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.
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