Rachel Allen

Assistant Teaching Professor; Director, Bracken Pharmacy Learning Center (BPLC)

Department of Pharmacy, Office of Professional Pharmacy Education, Pharmacy Faculty, School Faculty

Telephone: (206) 616-5182

Email: allen26@uw.edu

Office Location: T490


  • Doctor of Pharmacy – University of Washington

Courses Taught

  • PHARM 584, 585, 586: Pharmacy Practice I, II, III
  • PHARM 521: Pharmacy Teaching Practicum
  • PHARMP 511, 512, & 513: Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience in Community Pharmacy I, II, III

Research Interests

  • Scholarship of teaching and learning in the areas of skill development and experiential education, with a particular passion for assessment.


Rachel Allen received her PharmD degree from the University of Washington where she received the UW Foster School of Business Certificate in Pharmacy Management.  She was the first PGY1 resident at Bartell Drugs/University of Washington.  She transitioned into the Clinical Care Coordinator role at Bartell Drugs for 5 years, where she focused on the provision and management of clinical services such as immunizations, MTM, and disease state management.  She became interested in teaching during her residency and pursued her interest in academia by helping to instruct and coordinate the PY1 Pharmacy Practice Course series since 2009.  Currently, Rachel is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UW School of Pharmacy, where she is a co-course master for the PY1 Pharmacy Practice Course series, Director for the Community Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) Program, and Director of the Bracken Pharmacy Learning Center.  She is looking forward to the new curriculum and being a course master for Wednesdays in Practice. Her areas of interest include communication skill development and scholarship of teaching and learning in the areas of skill development and experiential education, with a particular passion for assessment.  Rachel enjoys mentoring students who are educational assistants involved in skills lab teaching and via precepting outreach events. Outside of pharmacy, Rachel is a self-proclaimed foodie and enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband Shawn, son Grayson, and daughter Ava.

Selected Publications

  • Panther SG, Allen RA, Brantner K, Jefferson CJ, Murphy NL, Robinson JD. Addressing unmet patient care needs through curricular development of student pharmacist leadership and entrepreneurial skills. (2019) American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. https://doi.org/10.5688/ajpe6764
  • Bellottie GD, Kirwin J, Allen RA, Anksorus HN, Bartelme KM, Bottenberg MM, Dula CC, Kane TH, Lee PH, McMillan A, Riley BL, Waghel R. Suggested pharmacy practice laboratory activities to align with pre-APPE domains in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. (2018) Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cptl.2018.06.001