Healthcare Summer Institute I, II, III, and IV


2022 Summer Program Orientation: Week of TBD

2022 Summer Program Dates: June 20 – July 15, 2022 BESt I/II

2022 Summer Program Dates: June 20 – July 15, 2022 BESt III/IV

The mission of the BESt Pharmacy Summer Institute is to expose and prepare local multicultural high school students for future careers in healthcare. The mission is executed with a model that combines academics, exposure, and professional development. The program’s academics focus on improving mathematics, science, and ACT/SAT skills. Students get exposure to the pharmacy profession through pharmacy lectures and site visits. Professional development emphasizes personal brand, character, and leadership development.

The BESt program has achieved tremendous success since its inception in 2008 with 100% college acceptance, 87% of students pursuing healthcare, and 39% pursuing pharmacy as a career. Our success can be attributed to the talents of the students and instructors, our delivery model, and commitment of the program’s partners.

The ultimate goals of BESt are to spark students interests in STEM-based professions and to create a pipeline of diverse healthcare providers and future leaders for the Saint Louis community.

DURATION: 3:35 minutes