Emily Flores, PharmD, BCPS
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Flores is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at ETSU and is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy. 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 Family Medicine Associates for 9 years providing patient care in collaboration with an interprofessional team. In late 2017, she transitioned into a Global and Rural Engagement role at the College of Pharmacy and interprofessionally at ETSU.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Combining an Interprofessional Street Medicine Outreach Program with Community Partners to Provide COVID-19 Immunizations to Persons Experiencing Homelessness
Background: The ETSU HealthBridge is a community of interprofessional faculty and students who affirm the inherent worth of unhoused people experiencing homelessness by meeting them where they are, and by providing care with compassion, trust, and excellence whose vision is to bridge barriers so that health care reaches everyone in our community, especially those who are unsheltered. This group was intentionally formed as an interprofessional collective recognizing the twin needs for a team-based approach to caring for this population and for strong community partnerships, leveraging their…
Background Remote Area Medical® (RAM) is a non-profit providing free healthcare services to underserved areas, including rural Appalachia. RAM has collaborated with ETSU to provide patient services and learning opportunities for student volunteers at an annual clinic. Student teams consisted of undergraduate and graduate students with backgrounds in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, speech pathology, and others. The impact on students' attitudes through participation at the event has been followed for two years and the student impact on patient care has been collated for four years. Strategy To…