About

Founded in 2021, Alice L. Walton School of Medicine (AWSOM) is a nonprofit, four-year MD program that will enhance traditional medical education with the arts, humanities, and whole health principles. Pending accreditation, the School will be a national, state-of-the-art medical facility located in Bentonville, Arkansas, and will be taught by leading medical and scientific minds to help students rise to the health challenges of the 21st century with a focus on physical, mental, emotional, and social health.

As part of a multi-year accreditation process, the School has been granted Candidate Status by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). This signals LCME’s formal recognition of Alice L. Walton School of Medicine as a candidate for accreditation, prompting the next step in the accreditation process.  If successful, the School plans to matriculate its first class in 2025.

Mission. Vision. Values.

OUR MISSION

To bridge the gaps to better health, together.

OUR VISION

Equip and support physicians and health professionals to successfully tackle the health care challenges of the 21st century.

OUR VALUES

Empathy
Self-care
Inclusivity
Humanism
Entrepreneurialism
Community Focus

“We have to give people the tools so they can have control of a happy, healthy life.”

— ALICE WALTON, FOUNDER

Our Campus

INNOVATIVE FACILITIES

Faculty, staff, students, and visitors alike will experience a beautiful, state-of-the-art campus that, once constructed, will be located in Bentonville, Arkansas.

ROOTED IN COMMUNITY

Alice L. Walton School of Medicine will collaborate closely with the health care community in Arkansas and beyond. We are currently seeking clinical affiliations with local inpatient and outpatient providers.

GLOBAL IMPACT

The School of Medicine aims to create positive change not only in communities in Northwest Arkansas, but around the globe by improving health outcomes.

Leadership

Our leadership team pioneered the vision for Alice L. Walton School of Medicine and oversees the school’s continued growth and innovation. Learn more about each member of the leadership team.

In the News

As Alice L. Walton School of Medicine leads a grassroots whole health movement and strives to help prepare medical students for the challenges of the 21st century, our work is drawing attention and building momentum. Read the latest news surrounding the school.