BESt Healthcare Institute on St. Louis on the Air

On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022, St. Louis on the Air talked with Dr. Steven Player, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at BJC Healthcare. Dr. Player is co-founder of the BESt Healthcare Institute. Joining Dr. Player on St. Louis on the Air was Dr. Mario Coronado, an inpatient pharmacy supervisor at Barnes Jewish Hospital and former participant in […]

An interview with Isaac Butler, BESt Program Director, 2019 Diverse Business Leader

Originally Published by St. Louis Business Journal An interview with Isaac Butler, vice president of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion encourages broad participation in health care careers and fights disparities in health and other life outcomes. What makes you a diverse business leader? My multidimensional impact on people and […]

BESt Pharmacy Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Since its inception, the BESt pharmacy program has trained 300 St. Louis metropolitan area high-schoolers to be future healthcare professionals. Pictured are students from the 2016 summer cohort. The acronym “BESt” represents the three institutions that dedicate their resources to the program: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Express Scripts, and St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

BESt Prepares Underrepresented Students for Careers in Pharmacy

Every summer, a group of talented multicultural high school students from the St. Louis area participates in a program called the BESt Pharmacy Summer Institute. Meant to prepare these young people for future careers in pharmacy, the program exposes them to the profession in order to build a diverse pipeline of pharmacists to serve an increasingly diverse community.

New Website For BESt

This new website will help us attract, prepare, and support some of our regions most valuable and promising individuals.

BESt is on Facebook!

Follow us on Facebook for news, updates, and information about the BESt Pharmacy Summer Institute program.

BESt Magazine – Vol. 1

The BESt Pharmacy Summer Institute Magazine is designed to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and promote a vision of excellence for all students from a minority perspective.

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Alice Opoku is trying to put her best foot forward – “Well I just wanted an intro to the medical field,” says the Rockwood Summit sophomore. “It’ll look good on my college applications. And then I will have the introduction and I’ll do better at school with the courses I’m taking here.”