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The ARCOM Difference

The ARCOM Difference is…its curriculum!

The Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine utilizes an innovative “helix” curriculum comprised of lecture, team-based, and interactive learning strategies. Courses are integrated across all biomedical science courses each semester using a systems-based approach. 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. The majority of the courses include a team-based learning component in which the students apply their knowledge in solving case-based problem scenarios. This type of educational tool has been shown to be particularly successful in keeping students engaged in their own learning while building critical thinking skills, team interaction, and medical professionalism.

The ARCOM Difference is…focused on student success!

ARCOM is focused on student success directed towards 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.

Latest News

ARCOM hosts first student research symposium, expands medical partnerships

Students from the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine and University of Arkansas at Fort Smith participated Wednesday in the medical school’s first Student Osteopathic Medical Association research symposium.

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education Name Brian Kim President

Kim will take over the presidential responsibilities previously held by CEO Kyle Parker, who will continue as CEO.

ACHE hires president, CEO Parker to focus on ‘big picture’ work

Brian Kim has been hired as president of the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE), a move geared to allow CEO Kyle Parker time to focus on “big picture projects” that include a possible third academic building and program, and a multi-million dollar performing arts venue that meets the college’s wellness mission.

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education hires new president

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education announced Wednesday the hiring of a president to handle day-to-day operations.

Army ROTC Razorback Battalion Commissions 16 New Second Lieutenants Into U.S. Army

Matthew Adair earned a degree in biology/pre-med. He was granted an educational delay, so that he can attend medical school at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith. He plans to eventually serve in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. For now, he has assessed into the Army Reserves.

Local look at vaccinations: Vaccines required at Fort Smith schools, per state law

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education and Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s vaccination policies are slightly different, because of the differences in interaction between medical students and those studying for a medical-related master’s degree, said ARCOM Dean Rance McClain.

ARCOM announces promotions, honors

Three faculty members from the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine received faculty title promotions at a recent luncheon on the ARCOM campus.

ARCOM hosts second annual memorial service to honor body donors, families

When we think of hearts, we think of love. We think of heartbreak. We think of sadness. We think of joy, envy, anxiety, peace. When the first-year medical students at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine think of hearts, they think of all that and their first patients.

DO Day on the Hill

Our students did a great job representing ARCOM at DO Day on the Hill! Check out their recap video.

ARCOM partners with Unity Health for graduate education program

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) announced Friday a partnership with Unity Health and the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) for its graduate medicine program.