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.
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 228 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 Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine was listed as an example of critical infrastructure in this article featured on Forbes.
Emily Colin, a second-year student at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) has been selected as the ARCOM Student Doctor of the Year. The Student Doctor of the Year committee is comprised of ARCOM faculty and students.
Student physicians and faculty members from the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education have actively worked this year to build an educational outreach program for kindergarteners through college students, or K-16.
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education this week announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine in Seoul, Korea.
The Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine is going global. It announced Tuesday a partnership with Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine.
I was thrilled to hear about the development of ARCOM and it came at a perfect time in my career. It is exciting to be a part of something new and to align the growth of your career with the growth of a new institution.
Students, faculty, and administration recently returned from OMED ’19. OMED is an annual conference known as the world’s largest gathering of osteopathic physicians. This year’s conference was held in Baltimore, Maryland.
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