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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.

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Fort Smith Girl Scout partners with school district for ‘STEM Sisters’ conference

Seventh-grade girls had an opportunity this week to participate in the STEM Sisters Conference, hosted by Fort Smith Public Schools and local Girl Scout Mattie McLellan…They also toured local facilities, such as the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine and 188th Air National Guard Unit, and heard from numerous speakers.

Local flooding: ‘It’s all hands on deck’

Volunteer efforts have been in full swing since it was announced Fort Smith and surrounding areas were expected to experience historic flooding, and they show no signs of slowing down.

County Line Science Olympiad to compete in Nationals

“My students have worked extremely hard this year. They have attended tutoring sessions on Saturdays at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith, they meet and study after school weekly (sometimes 3-4 days a week) as well as at home on their own time.”

Brian G. Kim Named President of the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education

Brian G. Kim was named president of the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education where he will be in charge of day-to-day operations and oversee academics for the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was vice president for the Department of Accreditation and associate general counsel for the American Osteopathic Association.

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.