Margo Mountjoy has been appointed the regional assistant dean of the Waterloo Regional Campus of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.  

A faculty member of McMaster University since 2009, Mountjoy starts her new role on July 1, 2018.

 "It will be a privilege to lead the Waterloo Regional Campus team to best engage, equip and empower future physicians," said Mountjoy. "I am excited about the opportunity to expand the solid foundation of medical education in the region with new and innovative programs."

The associate clinical professor of family medicine has served as the chair of admissions for the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, as well as the accreditation lead and director of student and resident affairs at the medical school's Waterloo Regional Campus.

She is also a member of the Future of Medical Education: Learner Education Handover Group, and the McMaster Professionalism Committee.

Mountjoy completed her medical degree and Family Medicine Residency training at McMaster, and a PhD in sport medicine from Vrije University in the Netherlands. She has a Diploma of Sport Medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Mountjoy has a well-established reputation in sport medicine research, as well as in academic medical education.

She will continue her clinical practice on a part-time basis at the Health & Performance Centre at the University of Guelph.

Mountjoy will succeed Cathy Morris, founding regional assistant dean of the Waterloo Regional Campus.

"Dr. Mountjoy has demonstrated consistent, proven leadership in the medical school and beyond," said Alan Neville, associate dean of health professional education of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

"Her status as an alumna, with significant academic and administrative involvement gives her a strong familiarity with the educational philosophy of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine."

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