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Emily  Flores 

PharmD, BCPS
Associate Professor

Emily K. Flores grew up in Anderson, SC and loves her Southern roots, including her time at Clemson University where she attained her undergraduate education.  She received her PharmD from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2006, completed a PGY1 residency with the University of Tennessee Medical Center in 2007, and an Ambulatory Care PGY2 residency with the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy & Blackstock Family Practice Academic Associates in 2008 before joining the faculty at ETSU.  She was promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice in 2014.  Dr. Flores is Family Medicine trained and global health interested.  She thrives on interprofessional practice and collaboration locally and abroad.  Dr. Flores maintains an ambulatory care practice site with ETSU Johnson City Family Medicine Associates where she provides patient care in collaboration with a patient-centered medical home interprofessional team.  Dr. Flores serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students and PGY2 residents at this site while also teaching and precepting medical students and residents as an Adjunct Faculty member within the ETSU Quillen College of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine.  

Dr. Flores has the privilege of partnering with Global Health Outreach to take APPE students on a Global Health APPE annually to various developing countries.  She is involved in other Global Health initiatives at the University as well.  Dr. Flores enjoys active, hands-on teaching with a focus on learners gaining competency in skills to improve patient care. 

She the faculty advisor for our Phi Delta Chi chapter, which is an especially rewarding experience for her. 

Dr. Flores is thankful for the many blessings in her life, including her wonderful husband, Nathan, and son, Ezra.  She loves spending time with her family and traveling to new places.  She enjoys seeing creation and the societal and cultural differences that are around us here and abroad.  Dr. Flores believes that our experiences, good or bad, shape who we become and how we interact with others and that we have much to learn from each other.

Education, Degree, & Post Graduate Training:

  • Clemson University, Clemson, SC: 2000-2002, Pre-pharmacy curriculum
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC: 2002-2006, Doctor of Pharmacy
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN: 2006-2007, Pharmacy Practice PGY1 Residency
  • University of Texas College of Pharmacy & Blackstock Family Health Practice Academic Associates, Austin, TX: 2007-2008, Ambulatory Care PGY2 Residency

Additional Certifications:


Career highlights:

  • Precepting APPE students traveling as part of an interprofessional team in partnership with Global Health Outreach to Nicaragua with more to come.
  • Seeing past APPE students and pharmacy residents find a fulfilling place in pharmacy and life that matches their personality and interests
  • Selected as Outstanding Faculty, ETSU Johnson City Family Medicine Residency, 2010-2011 by the graduating class of family medicine residents

Teaching specialty:

Global Health, Patient Assessment, Pharmacy Practice Skills, Diabetes, Women's Health, & Geriatrics

Classes taught:

Patient Assessment, IDEALS labs, Pharmacotherapy, Integrated Series, Communication Skills, Information Mastery, Global Healthcare

Research Interests:

Education, Global Health

Selected Publications:

Flores EK, Courtney LA. Development of a partnership for international rural advanced pharmacy practice experiences. International Journal of Health Sciences Education 2014; 2(1): Available at:

Flores EK. Beginning the Search for a Residency. In: Crouch MA (ed). Securing and Excelling in a Pharmacy Residency. Pp 89-98. Burlington, Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2011.

Significant Regional, State, or National Service:

  • AACP Council of Faculties, Faculty Affairs Committee, Member
  • Camp Adam Fisher, Advisory Committee Member
  • Global Health Outreach, Team Pharmacist
  • ETSU International Advisory Council, Member
  • ETSU Interprofessional Education and Research Committee, Member
  • ETSU Interprofessional Global Health Certificate Working Group, Member
  • Phi Delta Chi, Faculty Advisor

Organizational Involvement/Membership:

AACP, ACCP, Christian Medical and Dental Association, Phi Delta Chi, Phi Lambda Sigma, Rho Chi

Personal motto or favorite quote:

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel – Socrates

Live a life of love – Ephesians 5:1-2

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