Arkansas Colleges of Education at Chaffee Crossing

Fort Smith medical college gets go-ahead to begin recruiting students 
(Times Record, April 21, 2016) (Read the article)

Osteopathic college achieves ‘game changer’ milestone with approval to recruit students
(Talk, April 21,2016)

Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine Granted Authority To Recruit Students
(April 21, 2016) Official news release (PDF)

Med School Receives Economic Development Grant
(Times Record, Sept. 23, 2014) The medical school has received a $1.2 million grant for parking lots and street construction on the new campus. (Read the complete article)

Fort Smith Medical School Chooses Contractor
(Times Record, Aug. 23, 2014) Local excavation contractor, Forsgren Construction, Inc., has been chosen to being work on the Medical School campus. (Read the complete article)

Med School Site Plans Released
(Times Record, Aug. 23, 2014) The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education have released the site plans for the new College of Osteopathic Medicine at Chaffee Crossing. Groundwork is expected to begin mid-September and the first class will be enrolled Fall of 2016.  (Read the complete article...)

Aerial view of the campus quad. The first phase includes the main building. Later phases will include the other three buildings.

Ground Floor Plan (PDF) Second Floor Plan (PDF) Third Floor Plan (PDF)

Heiles Hired as Dean of Medical College

Dr. Kenneth Heiles has been named Dean of the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine. 
(Read the full article).

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Proposed School to be Located at Chaffee Crossing

Fort Smith, Ark. (February 18, 2014) – On February 18, 2014, the Board of Trustees of the Fort Smith Regional Healthcare Foundation unanimously voted to move forward with the development of a college of osteopathic medicine in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and to employ a Chief Executive Officer and a Chief Academic Officer (Dean). The Board has committed funds in excess of $58 million and anticipates additional funding from other sources.

With the assistance of the Arkansas Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA), a number of partnerships have been developed while the project was being researched. Mercy Health System, Sparks (a part of Community Health Systems), Cooper Clinic, the Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority and Community Health Centers of Arkansas have indicated their desire to play integral roles in the clinical rotations and residency education of the proposed college. Further partnerships with medically underserved areas in the region and throughout the state are also in development. In response to this announcement, Dr. James Baker, president of the AOMA, says "The AOMA is extremely excited about the development of the proposed Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine to be located in Fort Smith. We will continue to develop, partner with, and support those providing state-wide resources to help advance the Fort Smith Regional Healthcare Foundation's mission of establishing the school." (More.....)   Click here to download a complete PDF of the official news release.