Rachel Young, DO, FACOFP, CPPM
Program Director, Beaumont Health Family Medicine Residency, Grosse Pointe
Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Young is the Program Director of Beaumont Family Medicine Residency Grosse Pointe. Dr. Young completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry at Central Michigan University in 2008, followed by her doctorate at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at Ascension St John Macomb-Oakland.
After spending 4 years in private practice, Dr Young returned to education in 2019. She believes that a solid foundation in practice management is vital to any future family physician. She is intrigued by the business of medicine and obtained her certification in practice management (CPPM) in 2021 while serving as Clinic Director of McLaren Greater Lansing Family Medicine Residency Program.
Dr. Young is an advocate to the profession, speaking on advocacy at state and national conferences including AOA DO Day on the Hill. She enjoys the resolution writing process, participating in the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) Congress of Delegates and Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) House of Delegates annually. She also serves as the Advocacy Chair for the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MAOFP). She attends Michigan Family Medicine Advocacy Day annually where she collaborates with Michigan legislators about health policy.
From 2015 to 2020, she served on the Board of Governors of the MAOFP, and in 2018-2019 was the association’s youngest president to date. She has served on the boards of two county osteopathic associations. While serving as MAOFP’s President, she also served as President of the Oakland County Osteopathic Medical Association. In 2015, Dr. Young was the recipient of the MAOFP’s Family Medicine Resident of the Year Award.
In 2021 Dr. Young earned her Fellow of the ACOFP. Dr. Young is a graduate of the 2013 ACOFP Future Leaders Program and returned as a mentor in 2019 and 2020. She is the recipient of the 2021 ACOFP New Osteopathic Physician on the Year Award and the 2022 AOF Emerging Leader Award. She currently serves as the ACOFP Women's Leadership Committee Vice Chair and is a member of the ACOFP Resolution Review Committee. Dr. Young also chairs the Michigan Osteopathic Association’s Women of Excellence Committee and is co-founder of their Women’s Leadership Institute.
Dr. Young lives in Grosse Pointe Shores with her husband Brandon and son Isaac. As a native to Michigan, she loves lake sports and boating as well as snow skiing. She enjoys cooking and baking for family and friends. Dr. Young is an avid conference goer which gives her an excuse to travel the country but hopes to travel to eat her way through Rome someday. From the time she was young, she has devoured books, and usually is reading something nonfiction as well as fiction. Dr. Young is committed to life-long learning and personal growth.