Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM)

Address

Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine / 7000 Chad Colley Blvd. / Fort Smith, AR 72916

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
999
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
DO
Public/Private
Private
Year Founded
2016
US News Rank - Research
Unranked
US News Rank - Primary Care
Unranked
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 100K

Getting In

Median GPA
3.5
Median MCAT
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AACOMAS
Letters of Rec Required
DO letter Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()
Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
Yes
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Secondary Fee
$50
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22 - '23)

1 - Preferred Name:

*2 - Have you previously applied to ARCOM? *No Yes

3 - Are there any disciplinary actions pending or expected to be brought against you? *NoYes

4 - Have you ever been under the care of a healthcare provider for drug or alcohol use? *NoYes

5 - List any significant volunteer, community service and/or mission experiences you have had that is not listed on your AACOMAS application. Provide the organization name, hours/week, duration of experience, as well as a brief desctiption of your duties. *Please explain

6 - Please tell us about any healthcare experiences you have had that are not listed on your AACOMAS application. Provide organization name, hours/week, duration of experience, and a breif descripton of your duties. *Please explain

7 - How do you plan to fulfill the ARCOM Mission in your practice as a physician? *Please explain

8 - What challenges do you expect to personally face most in the next 10 years as a healthcare professional? *Please explain

9 - How do you expect to overcome these challenges? *Please explain

10 - Describe an experience where you interacted with a person or people from a different background than you (ability, religion, gender, race, age, socioeconomic status, citizenship/ nationality, sexual orientation). *Please explain

11 - How did that interaction impact your mindset of the role of a physician? *Please explain

12 - If you are in a difficult basice science class and feel you are not fully grasping the information given in lecture, how would you alter your study habits or techniques to better understand the material and complete the course successfully? *Please explain

13 - What is a recent book you read that impacted the way you think about today's world? *Please type book name

14 - Please explain how this book impacted the way you think about today's world. *Please explain

15 - How did you hear about ARCOM? *AACOM ACHE Website AOA College advisor Current ACHE/ARCOM student Family (non-ACHE-student) Friend (non-ACHE-student) Media (TV/Radio/Print material) My primary care physician (D.O.) My primary care physician (M.D.) Other healthcare professional Professional organization Recruitment event/materials at my school Social Media (Select all that apply)

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. Please describe a difficult time in your life and how you overcame it. Limit your response to 2-3 paragraphs.

2. Please tell us about a time you felt proud. Limit your response to 2-3 paragraphs.

3. ARCOM students can choose residencies in a wide range of specialties. If you had to pick today, what top 2 specialties would you be interested in learning more about? A narrative is not required, please simply list specialties of interest.

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. List any significant volunteer, community service and/or mission experience not previously listed on your AACOMAS application. Provide the organization name, description of duties, hours per week, and duration of experience.

2. List any higher education not previously submitted on your AACOMAS application. Provide institution name, dates attended, degree obtained/expected.

3. Please describe a difficult time in your life and how you overcame it. Limit your response to 2-3 paragraphs.

4. Please tell us about a time you felt proud. Limit your response to 2-3 paragraphs.

5. ARCOM students can choose residencies in a wide range of specialties. If you had to pick today, what top 2 specialties would you be interested in learning more about? A narrative is not required, please simply list specialties of interest.

6. Briefly explain how you are a good fit to the ARCOM mission.

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. Please describe a difficult time in your life and how you overcame it. Limit your response to 2-3 paragraphs.

2. Please tell us about a time you felt proud. A narrative is not required, please simply list specialties of interest.

3. ARCOM students can choose residencies in a wide range of specialties. if you had to pick today, what top 2 specialties would you be interested in learning more about?

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. Please describe a difficult time in your life and how you overcame it. Limit your response to 2-3 paragraphs.

2. Please tell us about a time you felt proud. A narrative is not required, please simply list specialties of interest.

3. ARCOM students can choose residencies in a wide range of specialties. if you had to pick today, what top 2 specialties would you be interested in learning more about?

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