The Early Assurance Program in Medicine is a program offered jointly by the Honors College and the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. The program is directed at prospective students who are interested in medical school after they complete their undergraduate degrees. Under this program, students are guaranteed entry into the Brody School of Medicine upon completion of their undergraduate degree provided they satisfy program requirements. Each year, four incoming Honors College students are selected for this program and an additional four students are identified as alternates. High school seniors who are North Carolina residents are invited to apply for this program as they complete their application to the Honors College.
The Early Assurance Program provides students with outstanding preparation for medical school as they progress through their undergraduate years at ECU. The program includes student buddy sessions, hands-on medical exposure, summer programs, service learning, AED participation, leadership roles, and periodic advising at the Brody School of Medicine, as well as all the benefits associated with being a member of the Honors College at ECU.
Students participating in the Early Assurance Program who remain eligible and interested will complete an application to the Brody School of Medicine via the American Medical College Application Service early in their junior year and will be exempt from both the secondary application fee and the Medical College Admission Test requirement. They will then receive a letter of acceptance with a one-year deferment, which will enable them to enter the Brody School of Medicine at ECU after graduation. We appreciate your interest in the Early Assurance Program. Please follow the links above to learn more and be in touch if you wish to schedule a visit to the Honors College.