Community Partnerships

Future pharmacists are being trained every summer at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Programs targeting students from middle school and high school aim to introduce our diverse community to the benefits of a career in health care.

The College’s Summer Pharmacy Academy, in conjunction with St. Louis Public Schools, includes a week of activities for seventh- and eighth-grade students from McKinley Classical Junior Academy. The program is designed to teach 30 select students about the profession of pharmacy and provide them with hands-on lab experience in compounding. 

High school students can also continue their education. The College collaborates with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Express Scripts for the BESt Pharmacy Summer Institute. About 50 high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are exposed to the profession of pharmacy and what it takes to succeed in college. A small group of students live in Residence Hall during the program to immerse themselves in a college environment.