Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA), located on the first floor of the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, provides programs and services for all medical students from the time of recruitment to the time of commencement and beyond. Activities include recruitment of students; the admissions process; maintenance of grades and records; mentorship of students; student financial aid; personal, academic, career, and financial counseling; health and wellness programs; medical student learning communities; student organizations; student activities; transition to residency; and alumni services. The OSA provides social and learning opportunities outside of the formal classroom and clinical settings that are designed to complement and enhance the overall educational experience. The curriculum of ARCOM is rigorous and is designed to prepare students to become osteopathic physicians, placing demands on the student and the student’s family that often mandate outside assistance. The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) will offer services to help meet the emotional, social, physical, financial, and academic needs of students. The OSA maintains an open-door policy to guide and advise students. The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) is responsible to provide oversight for, collaborate with, and coordinate student government and student professional organization activities: social, community service and outreach events, educational presentations, symposia.