Burks Gets Pharmacy Certification

Dr. Teresa Burks, pharmacist at St. George Medical Center Pharmacy in St. George, has passed the Ambulatory Care Specialty Certification exam and is now a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.

Board of Pharmacy Specialties is the premier post-licensure certification agency worldwide that operates across the pharmacy profession to provide specialty certification of pharmacists. More than 20,000 pharmacists worldwide are certified. Ambulatory care is a pharmacy specialty that focuses on addressing the medication needs of patients in an outpatient setting.

"I am honored to obtain this recognition and I am optimistic that this credential will allow me to further expand advanced clinical practice within the Dorchester County community," Burks said.

She is a native of Darlington and has been residing in North Charleston for 22 years. She earned a bachelor of science in professional biology with a minor in chemistry from South Carolina State University in 1995. While working as a chemical lab technician at Bayer Corp. in Bushy Park, she earned a master's degree in business administration from Charleston Southern University.

She subsequently worked in the finance department at Trident Technical College for three year before entering the Medical University of South Carolina in 2004 as a pharmacy student. In 2008, she earned her doctor of pharmacy from MUSC. She has been employed with Family Health Centers Inc. at the St. George Medical Center Pharmacy since February 2009.