Rachel Young, DO, FACOFP, CPPM
Program Director, Beaumont Health Family Medicine Residency, Grosse Pointe
Clinical Assistant Professor, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Associate Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Dr. Young completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry at Central Michigan University in 2008, followed by her doctorate degree at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. She attended Family Medicine Residency at Ascension St John Macomb-Oakland. After spending 4 years in private practice, Dr Young returned to education in 2019. She is passionate about the business of medicine and practice management. She obtained her certification in practice management (CPPM) in 2021 while serving as the Clinic Director of McLaren Greater Lansing Family Medicine Residency Program. She also loves incorporating osteopathic manipulation into patient care, even in the inpatient setting. She led the first IRB approved randomized control trial on OMT at Ascension St John in the care of ICU patients.
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) and ACOFP Resolution Review Committee. She attends Michigan Family Medicine Advocacy Day annually where she collaborates with Michigan legislators about health policy.
She brings a wealth of experience in leadership to her PD role and mentors students residents to develop their leadership skills. 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 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 American Osteopathic Foundation Emerging Leader Award. She chairs the Michigan Osteopathic Association’s Women of Excellence Committee and is co-founder and graduate of the MOA Osteopathic Women’s Leadership Institute.
Dr. Young lives in Grosse Pointe Shores with her husband and two sons. As a native to Michigan, she loves boating as well as snow skiing. She enjoys cooking and baking for family and friends. Her intellectual curiosity leads to hobbies like reading and podcasts. Dr. Young is an avid conference goer which gives her an excuse to travel the country and engage the profession as a speaker.