Pending accreditation, Alice L. Walton School of Medicine will offer a four-year MD program that enhances conventional medical education with a whole-person approach to care. The school’s unique curriculum, ARCHES, integrates foundational sciences and clinical practices with innovative teaching techniques to proactively support many aspects of a person’s health including mental, physical, social, and emotional. Offerings such as 1:1 whole health coaching and self-care training for students embrace a culture of well-being and empower future physicians to care for their patients’ well-being, as well as their own. The curriculum is evidence-based, with inclusive and collaborative approaches to care designed to promote resilience, prevent disease, and restore health. The program will be delivered using diverse modalities and active learning methods such as simulations, case-based learning, and small group activities.
ARCHES will include six core elements, interwoven throughout the full program: