Dr Jacinta O'Neill
MBBS, BAppSci (Physical Education), MSportMed, DiMM (Mountain Med), FRACGP
Jacinta works as a contractor to Mount Beauty Medical Centre. She came to medicine late after first exploring a career as a cross-country ski coach with the Australian team and as a surf instructor whenever near non-frozen water, then as a Physical Education teacher. After graduating from Deakin medical school in 2012, she commenced her training in Emergency Medicine. During this time she also took to long distance mountain running and competed in the World skyrunning championships as the Australian champion.
This lead to the natural culmination of work and play and has since worked at many remote endurance sporting events across Australia, including the Simpson Desert. In 2015, Jacinta took six months off to explore other work avenues and completed a Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM) in Nepal, overcame her fear of heights to climb some of Europe’s highest mountains and completed a Masters in Sports Medicine.
Upon her return to Australia, she changed directions into the general practice training program and with its flexibility, designed the sort of work she wanted to do to maintain work-life satisfaction.
Jacinta keeps busy with her multiple working roles throughout the week as a GP, as a senior medical educator for the RACGP training program, as a senior lecturer for the UTAS Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments courses and as the medical director for many endurance sporting events across the country.
When not working, Jacinta will be found loving life with her husband, two daughters and their dogs in their home town of Bright, skiing, running mountains, mountain biking, drinking coffee and sewing.