If you are interested in pursuing a career in the health sciences, the Early Assurance programs within the Honors College may be for you. The Honors College features Early Assurance programs to our nationally recognized Brody School of Medicine (MD) and also to graduate programs in physical therapy (DPT), nursing (PhD), occupational therapy (MSOT) and audiology (AuD/PhD). Under these programs, selected students are guaranteed entry into these top graduate programs upon completion of their undergraduate degree provided they satisfy program requirements. In each Early Assurance program, small cadres of Honors students are engaged in service, leadership, and academic experiences to prepare for graduate work. These programs are restricted to North Carolina residents and serve as the gateway for a select group of Honors students to pursue their dreams and reserve their space in a doctoral program’s entering class four years into the future.