Kinslow said all four cities must “compete with people” — specifically young people — to give them reasons to stay in the region. He listed Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine as one measure that will keep people here.
Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine students must perform progressive simulation, or SIM, labs to evaluate student learning. Dr. Harvey Potts, ARCOM executive director of simulation and clinical skills, said first year students do basic labs on different systems of the body, such as treat a small bowel obstruction, and learn to read vital signs.
Trails are coming to the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education campus thanks to a grant from the Arkansas Department of Transportation. The college received a $216,000 grant from ARDOT’s Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program for use on its campus Wellness Trail, noted a media release on the grant.
Drug busts or high-speed chases might come to mind when someone mentions law enforcement. The police at the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education say their job isn’t like that and want it to stay that way.
Kyle Parker, president of Arkansas Colleges for Health Education, said in January: “For Mercy to get not just one, but two, neurosurgeons is a big home run.”
Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty recently selected the Basic Science Student of the Year Award based on their outstanding academic achievement, leadership and professionalism.
Fort Smith just got a brand new batch of soon-to-be doctors. The Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine welcomed its third class of students this week. The students will study in the area four years before beginning their residencies.
CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs and the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith have partnered on a new medical education residency program. Twenty-one medical students from ARCOM will become the hospital’s first Graduate Medical Education residents in a new program to train the future physicians of southwest Arkansas, a news release said.
Robertson said FCRA staff plans to work with the city on the areas it would like to propose for entertainment districts. Some include the Historic District, the HUB and potentially an area on the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education campus, which includes commercial developments and entertainment areas.