Newton resident Megan Young, assistant dean for student affairs and assistant professor of medicine in the section of geriatrics at Boston University School of Medicine, recently received the 2019 Women Physicians Section Inspiration Award from the American Medical Association.

The award honors and acknowledges physicians who have offered their time, wisdom and support throughout the professional careers of fellow physicians, residents and students.

Young is the clerkship director for the geriatrics clerkship and one of the Academy of Medical Educators at BUSM. Clinically, she provides home-based primary care to frail elders in the community surrounding Boston Medical Center.

Young received her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed a primary care residency in internal medicine at BMC.