- Resident Tuition $43,000
- Non - Resident Tuition $43,000
- Application Fee $50
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- Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
- 7000 Chad Colley Blvd.
- Fort Smith 72916
- United States
The mission of the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) is 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.
Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) utilizes a helical curriculum with an emphasis on active learning and problem solving to prepare its students to meet the competencies established by the profession, and to provide the opportunity for students to obtain the level of knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of osteopathic physicians. Emphasizing an interdisciplinary collaboration, the curriculum guides students to develop a holistic, osteopathic approach to medicine. We continuously correlate basic science information and methodology with fundamental clinical application. The curriculum utilizes early clinical experiences, medical outreach opportunities, classroom lecture demonstration, active and team-based learning presentations, hands-on laboratory sessions, small-group, casebased learning, the use of standardized patients and simulation, as well as guided independent study opportunities to achieve this outcome. Our innovative curriculum is designed to fulfill our mission of providing fully trained and competent students who will be prepared to enter graduate medical education. An emphasis is placed on preparing our students to become primary care physicians. The goals of the curriculum are to foster not only the acquisition of knowledge and skills, but also the assessment, evaluation, and application of factual knowledge in the clinical context. ARCOM strives to produce graduates who are 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. ARCOM seeks to teach students the techniques they will require to continue to learn and grow professionally and personally throughout their lifetime.
The campus features a 102,000 square foot facility in the second largest city in Arkansas. Nestled in the river valley region, the building promotes the highest level in information technology. Our team-based learning curriculum is supported by 19 student conference/study rooms, and 10 standardized patient/OSCE rooms. The Simulation Lab will offer students the opportunity to experience real life, hands-on training. The Anatomy Lab and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Lab will each accommodate 80 students with the latest technology including raised floor podium for the instructor. Over 7,000 square feet has been designated as research space.