New Location for BESt 2024 Summer Program


Healthcare Summer Institute

June 18 –July 12, 2024

The mission of the BESt Healthcare Summer Institute is to expose and prepare local multicultural high school students for future careers in healthcare. The mission is executed with a model that combines academics, exposure, and professional development. The program’s academics focus on improving mathematics, science, and ACT/SAT skills. Students get exposure to the healthcare profession through healthcare lectures and site visits. Professional development emphasizes personal brand, character, and leadership development.

Key 2024 program dates:

  • Application Deadline: April 5, 2024
  • Student Interviews: Week of April 15, 2024
  • Program In Session: June 18, 2024 – July 12, 2024

The BESt program has achieved tremendous success since its inception in 2008 with 100% college acceptance, 87% of students pursuing healthcare, and 39% 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 spark students interests in STEM-based professions and to create a pipeline of diverse healthcare providers and future leaders for the Saint Louis community.

Sample Schedules

Review past schedules below.

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

New Location for BESt!

The 2024 BESt Summer Program program will be held on The Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis.