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BESt Healthcare Institute
2023 Summer Program

Join us in helping prepare local underrepresented minority high school students for future careers in healthcare.

Applications for participation in BESt 2023 are due March 17th.

Grow. Lead. Succeed.

BESt summer programs are four weeks in duration and focused on a STEM-based curriculum. The goal is to spark students interests in STEM-based professions and to create a pipeline of diverse healthcare providers to the St. Louis Region.

Learn more about our summer programs.

We’d love to have you...

See if you meet the enrollment requirements.

Eligibility Criteria

Must be an underrepresented minority high school student living in St. Louis region…

Application Criteria

Must submit your high school transcript and two letters of recommendation…

Compensation Criteria

Must be an underrepresented minority high school student living in St. Louis Region.

What our students say...

See what say about their BESt experience.

Before coming to the program I was bullied from my fellow teammates and lost a lot faith in who I was and what I stood for… I experienced so many things that not only lifted my spirit but started a fire in motivating me to be the person that I have envisioned… and I have applied to Spelman, Xavier University in Louisiana, and Howard University in Washington D.C.

BESt IV Healthcare Institute Alum

The Princeton review class was instrumental in my six-point score increase on the ACT test. The prep class taught me how to interpret and answer the problems properly, in my preparation; I supplemented the class with numerous timed practice tests.

BESt Healthcare Institute Alum

Top four reasons to apply

  • 100 percent college acceptance rate
  • 87 percent pursuing healthcare degrees
  • 39 percent pursuing pharmacy degrees
  • Over 15 years of running successful programs