BESt Pharmacy Institute
Educating, training and preparing talented multicultural high school students for a career in pharmacy.
The mission of the BESt Pharmacy Summer Institute is to expose and prepare local multicultural students for a future career in health care, 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 gain exposure to the pharmacy profession through pharmacy lectures and site visits. Professional development programming 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 health care, and 65% pursuing pharmacy as a career. Our success can be attributed to the talents of the students and instructors, our delivery model, and the 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 St. Louis community.