Emily K. Flores grew up in Anderson, SC and loves her Southern roots. She is thankful for her time at Clemson University, the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of Tennessee Medical Center, and the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy which prepared her to join the faculty at ETSU in 2008. 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, specifically in rural and underserved areas. Dr. Flores is an Adjunct Faculty member within the ETSU Quillen College of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine.
Dr. Flores practiced with the ETSU Johnson City Family Medicine Associates for over 8 years where she provided patient care in collaboration with a patient-centered medical home interprofessional team. In late 2017, she transitioned into a Global and Rural Engagement role at the College of Pharmacy and interprofessionally at ETSU. Dr. Flores serves as a teacher, preceptor, and mentor for a variety of professional students and residents and enjoys active, hands-on teaching with a focus on learners gaining competency in skills to improve patient care.
Since 2009, Dr. Flores has enjoyed the privilege of partnering with Global Health Outreach to take pharmacy students on a Global Health rotation annually to various developing countries. In her current role at the College, she is involved in further development of global and rural initiatives in all areas of didactic and experiential education, research, and service.
Dr. Flores serves as 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 their children. 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.
- Clemson University, Clemson, SC (Pre-pharmacy curriculum)
- Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC (Doctor of Pharmacy)
- University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN (Pharmacy Practice PGY1 Residency)
- University of Texas College of Pharmacy & Blackstock Family Health Practice Academic Associates, Austin, TX (Ambulatory Care PGY2 Residency)
- East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN (Faculty member)
- Precepting advanced pharmacy practice students traveling as part of an interprofessional team in partnership with Global Health Outreach to Central and South America, Africa, and Europe and more to come
- Teaching interprofessional Global Healthcare courses
- Working with the interprofessional team to improve patient’s lives
- Seeing past interprofessional students and residents find a fulfilling place in work and life that matches their personality and interests
- Volunteering with Camp Adam Fisher (a camp for children with Type 1 Diabetes in Summerton, SC) in various roles for over 25 years
Live a life of love – Ephesians 5:1-2
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel – Socrates
Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life – Unknown