Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM)

Address

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

Phone

479-308-2200

Email

admissions@arcomedu.org

Overview

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 ()
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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

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.




Essay Topics (2019-2020)

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 mo
re about? *

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