Fort Smith named ‘Fittest City in Arkansas,’ Insurify award looks at business policies, greenspace

Elizabeth McClain, Ph.D., vice provost and vice president of Academic Affairs for Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in Fort Smith, said outdoor recreation opportunities around Fort Smith was one of the factors that drew her and her husband, Dr. Rance McClain, from Hattiesburg, Miss., last year. Rance McClain is the dean of the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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COVID-19: DOs and medical students share their experiences

“Students are coming together virtually instead of physically, we are studying in new and interesting ways, and we are working together, just not in the same space. What has originally been perceived as a world frozen in time has actually become one of the most productive and efficacious periods during my education at ARCOM.”

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More universities put on-campus classes on pause

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education, a private institution in Fort Smith that includes an osteopathic medical school, announced Friday that its Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a master’s program in biomedicine are moving to online classes next week.

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Medical college grant will benefit the River Valley

Published to on March 8. 2020 Written by Ivy Owen I was very happy to see that the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education and Degen Foundation have awarded the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, a grant of $1.3 million. The grant will be used to...

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Collaborative work needed to train, retain doctors

Several national reports include Arkansas in one of the most underserved regions in the nation in terms of healthcare. This quality of life issue led to the founding of the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) to help alleviate the tremendous shortage of physicians and other healthcare professionals in Arkansas.

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