Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Educating and training compassionate osteopathic physicians

Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Educating and training compassionate osteopathic physicians.

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.

Live & Learn

in the Natural State

Our 102,000 square-foot facility is located in Fort Smith, the second largest city in Arkansas.
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

Learn about the academic requirements for starting your journey at ARCOM.

Apply to ARCOM

Take the first step towards becoming an osteopathic physician.

AACOMAS Application

AACOMAS simplifies the process of applying to osteopathic medical school.

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 Resident Physicians Complete Training at Baptist Memorial Hospital

Garrett Hadley is one of the 12 founding resident physicians who will be finishing up this month. He attended medical school at Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith.

ARCOM Graduate Becomes Heroine On Vacation, Saving Woman’s Life

Dr. Dunn’s unforgettable experience will serve as a reminder of the difference all ACHE students and alumni can make in the lives of others.

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education Seeks Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs

ACHE is actively seeking applications for the position of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. This pivotal role will serve as the helm of the institution’s academic endeavors, guiding a community dedicated to healthcare education and wellness initiatives.

ARCOM Names Preceptor of the Year

Dr. Fulton has been a dedicated ARCOM preceptor since 2020, embodying the highest standards of teaching and mentorship.

ARCOM Class of 2024 Achieves Remarkable Match Day Success

With 135 students participating, ARCOM celebrates a remarkable 100% match rate, demonstrating the institution’s commitment to producing highly qualified healthcare professionals. 

ARCOM Student Doctor Receives Excellence in Public Health Award

This national award is given to medical students who advance the mission to protect, promote and advance the health and safety of our nation, and who are helping address public health issues in their community.

ARCOM Announces Student Doctor of the Year

The Student Doctor of the Year Award is presented annually by the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents to students who go above and beyond the average osteopathic medical student.

ARCOM Student Chosen for Prestigious NASA Internship

Article Courtesy: Arkansas Money & Politics by: AMP Staff Yevgeniy Zhivotovskiy, a fourth-year medical student at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM), has been chosen to intern with NASA at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston,...


Congratulations to ARCOM for being selected as a testing site for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME). Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) is proud to announce that Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) has been chosen as...

Good Samaritan volunteer pursues psychiatry in honor of his father

Joshua Gaunt, a senior at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, is in the second class to graduate the college. Gaunt hopes to specialize further in psychiatry by doing a fellowship in geriatric studies. His passion in particular is Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.

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7000 Chad Colley Blvd.
Fort Smith, AR 72916

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