Dr. Joshua Raub received his Pharm.D. from the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. After graduation, he completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland where he discovered his passion for internal medicine. Currently, Dr. Raub practices as a board certified, clinical pharmacist specialist in internal medicine at Detroit Receiving Hospital (DRH) and University Health Center. In addition, Dr. Raub holds adjunct faculty positions at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and College of Pharmacy. In Decemeber 2016, Dr. Raub received the ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Residency Excellence New Preceptor of the Year award.
Dr. Raub is currently involved with the ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists, and is a member of the Section Advisory Group (SAG) for Preceptor Skills Development. He has served as both a CV reviewer for students and residents, and has been involved in the ASHP Connect Mentor Match program.
Overview of Facility/Health System
Detroit Receiving Hospital (DRH) and University Health Center is a level 1, inner city, academic teaching hospital located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan. As part of the Detroit Medical Center which has over 2000 beds, DRH specializes in surgical trauma, burns, neurological disorders, infectious diseases, and internal medicine, and services nearly 100,000 ED admissions annually. The Detroit Medical Center is also affiliated with Wayne State University, and serves as primary teaching institution for the Universitys' pharmacy, medical, and nursing colleges.
Dr. Raub is routinely involved in research with his role as Assistant Program Director for PGY1 Pharmacy Residency within the DMC. His most recent involvement involved the derivation and validation of a 30 day hospital readmission calculator, which evaluated over 200,000 patient admissions. His other research interests involve ethanol withdrawal and mentorship within the profession of pharmacy.
Initial Involvement in ASHP
“ASHP offers numerous opportunities to expand and promote the profession of pharmacy through involvement in committees, both nationally and through state organization affiliations.”
Advice for Someone New to Your Specialty Area
“Internal medicine involves nearly every disease state and is the backbone of most specialty areas of practice. Never stop pushing yourself to familiarize yourself with as much evidence based literature as possible. The more knowledge you gain, the more credible your recommendations become, and the more respect you will garner with your fellow health care colleagues.”
Value of ASHP
“ASHP is continually looking for ways to promote the profession of pharmacy within health systems and provides countless tools and support to its members to expand clinical and academic pharmacy services. As the expectations for pharmacists and the profession of pharmacy continue to grow, ASHP provides a platform to showcase our skills and contributions to patient care.”
“As the desire for provider status continues to grow, ASHP has taken a major role in political action to have our profession recognized as a provider of health care. ASHP listens to its members, and responds to its needs for expansion and representation.”