BESt Pharmacy Institute

Educating, training and preparing talented multicultural high school students for a career in pharmacy.

2016 Summer Program Orientation: June 11, 2016Students in the BESt Program

2016 Summer Program Dates: June 13 to July 22

The mission of the BESt Pharmacy Summer Institute is to expose and prepare local multicultural students for a future career in healthcare, with an emphasis in pharmacy. The mission is executed with a model that combines academics, exposure, and professional development. Academics focus on improving mathematics, science, language arts, 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, 93% of students pursuing healthcare, and 65% 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 ensure there are pharmacists able to serve the growing population, increase diversity within the pharmacy profession, and develop future leaders for the Saint Louis community.