Welcome to ARCOM!

Educating and training compassionate osteopathic physicians.

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Welcome to ARCOM!

Educating and training compassionate osteopathic physicians.

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Our Mission

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.

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Admission Requirements

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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

First group of Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine students enter residency programs

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.

ACHE purchases Fort Smith Golden Living facility

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.

ACHE hires international medical director

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.

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).

Holmdel Toddler’s Unexplained Death Now Studied In Med School

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.

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.

Telemedicine added to ARCOM curriculum as COVID response

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.

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.

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Fort Smith, AR 72916

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