Biomedical Bootcamp

Streamline your studies pass your exams the first time around and improve as a practitioner!

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Need to know

Who is this course for?

TCM / Acupuncture students looking to pass their board exam, or practitioners wanting to increase their clinical skills.

Course length and CEUs / PDAs (start & watch when you want)

30+ hours of engaging video lessons
30.5 PDAs/CEUs · NCCAOM (AOM-BIO), CTCMA (Category A2 and B), AcNZ, CAAA, CTCMPAO, NZASA (Category 2)

What will I learn?

Learn fun ways to remember common Western Medical conditions, red flags for referral, TCM Illnesses with patterns, acupuncture points, formulas, and Pharmacology for either your board exams or to improve your confidence in the clinic.

Extras

10-months access and free extensions until your board exams are behind you
Certificate of completion

Lesson plan

Section I | Welcome to Biomedical Bootcamp!

  1. Introduction
  2. Course Outline
  3. Practice Templates

Section II | Biomedicine

  1. Cranial Nerves
  2. Cardiovascular Conditions
  3. Cerebrovascular Conditions
  4. Dermatological Conditions
  5. Endocrine & Metabolic Conditions
  6. Gastrointestinal Conditions
  7. Genitourinary Conditions
  8. Gynaecological Conditions
  9. Hematological Conditions
  10. Infectious Conditions
  11. Mental & Behavioural Conditions
  12. Musculoskeletal Conditions
  13. Neurological Conditions
  14. Oncology
  15. Respiratory Conditions
  16. Miscellaneous Conditions

Section III | TCM Illnesses

  1. Internal Medicine: Abdominal Masses to Bleeding Disorders
  2. Internal Medicine: Chest Impediment to Consumptive Disease
  3. Internal Medicine: Consumptive Thirst to Depression
  4. Internal Medicine: Diarrhea to Dysphagia
  5. Internal Medicine: Dyspnea to Epilepsy
  6. Internal Medicine: Fainting to Hypochondriac Pain
  7. Internal Medicine: Impediment Syndrome to Internal Damage Fever
  8. Internal Medicine: Ischuria to Malaria
  9. Internal Medicine: Mania to Seminal Emissions
  10.  Internal Medicine: Spontaneous Sweats to Tinnitus/Deafness
  11. Internal Medicine: Vertigo to Wind Stroke
  12. External Medicine: Acne to Carbuncle
  13. External Medicine: Contact Dermatitis to Phlegmon
  14. External Medicine: BPH to Warts
  15. OB/Gyn: Abdominal Mass to Dysmenorrhea
  16. OB/Gyn: Infertility to Menstrual Headache
  17. OB/Gyn: Menstrual Hematemesis and Epistaxis to Uterine Prolapse
  18. Pediatrics: Anorexia to Fetal Jaundice
  19. Pediatrics: Food Retention to Infantile Edema
  20. Orthopedics: Achilles Tendon Injury to Joint Dislocation
  21. Orthopedics: Collateral Ligament Injury to Tennis Elbow

Section V | Pharmacology (Common Drugs)

  1. General
  2. Autonomic Nervous System 
  3. Central Nervous System
  4. Cardiovascular System
  5. Gastrointestinal System
  6. Respiratory
  7. Endocrine System
  8. Anti-Infective

Section VI | Laboratory Tests

  1. Common Laboratory Tests

Section VII | Practice Exams

  1. Biomedical Practice Exam #1
  2. Biomedical Practice Exam #2

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Biomedical Bootcamp

Board Exam Preparation or Clinical Skill Building

Includes:
  • Biomedical Bootcamp
  • Biomedical Print Guidebook purchase option

*This Bootcamp is only $90 when purchasing either the RAc or RTCMP Bootcamp bundles.

$249 CAD
Biomedical Guidebook Learn more
$49 CAD
  • 10-month access
    to materials
  • Free extensions until your
    exams are behind you
  • 100% secure
    checkout

Meet your instructor

Learn from an expert instructor and Acupuncturist who will organize your Biomedical studies into bit-sized and fully explained lessons.

What do you get with the program?

  • 30+ hours of self-paced video lessons

  • Biomedical exams and 200+ questions to test your knowledge

  • Optional 432-page printed guidebook you will use for years in your clinic!

What is this course about?

Learn more...

*This is course is only $90 CAD when purchased with either the RAc or RTCMP Bootcamp programs.

If you are about to write your exams, you know that Biomedicine has become a very large and an incredibly important part of them. But, what has been frustrating has been knowing exactly what to study. Then, once you kind of figure out what to study, it is… ‘WHAT? THAT MUCH?! I don’t have time to put that information together!’

Hence, the birth of biomedical bootcamp.

In addition, I would say that during a typical week in clinic, I refer anywhere from 2-10 patients to their primary care physician in order to look into their symptom-set a bit further. We NEED to learn our red flags for diseases so that our patients are receiving the best care possible. There are many cases where TCM is just not the best, immediate route of treatment. It is true that we are helpful in all cases that come to our clinic, but sometimes that is just managing symptoms or alleviating side effects of medications, surgeries or of chronic diseases that are very difficult to treat.

I am excited to let you know that, in addition to myself, 4 dedicated instructors helped contribute to this course:

  1. Dana Clarkson B.Sc.N. (Western Diseases) – Dana entered her nursing program on a prestigious scholarship and achieved her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She was the student-dean liaison for 3 years, and specializes in Critical Care nursing. Her knowledge and high work ethic for this course are truly formidable.
  2. Brittany Montague B.Sc.N (Pharmacology) – Brittany brings her Bachelor of Science in Nursing knowledge to this program, in addition to her extra experience and education in Emergency and Critical Care Assessment. She also has over 5 years of volunteer experience in both hospice and as a medical first aid responder. Brittany’s clear and ‘to the point’ teachings will cut through any confusion you may have in the subject of Pharmacology!
  3. Sara Bjorkquist (165 Illnesses) – Sara is a health care professional with experience in both policy and practice.  She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Ontario universities, and a Diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific Rim College in British Columbia.  After a decade living overseas and working for the United Nations in the health and environmental policy fields, she has now settled in Victoria, BC and is a practicing acupuncturist, researcher, writer, and organic gardener.
  4. Kylie Rodger (Herbal Formulas in 165 TCM Illnesses) – Kylie is a Registered TCM Practitioner and works in the Okanagan in beautiful BC. She also practices Medical Qi Gong and truly one of the sunniest people you will even meet! She is our herbal wizard and the incredible instructor answering your discussion board questions in great detail within herbal bootcamp!

This course will cover:

  • Western Medical conditions: definitions, common medical tests, causes, methods of western diagnosis, general red flags, western illnesses, PLUS some fun and easy ways to remember many diseases for the following categories
  • 165 TCM Illness: this is your Eastern Medicine + Western Medicine all rolled into one. Learn etiology, pathophysiology, Western diseases comparisons, TCM patterns, treatment principles, points, and herbal formulas.
  • Pharmacology: learn common drugs and their categories.

All of this is taught in great detail.

It is recommended that you add the printed guidebook to your order so that you can follow along with your videos. Included in the guidebook are directed assignments and quizzing designed to help you remember your diseases and red flags fast, and when it counts (i.e. on an exam, or in your clinic).

You will also learn some fun ways to remember many diseases and patterns for illnesses. This Bootcamp is interactive and entertaining, for the easiest learning and memory retention.

Understand Biomedicine on a deeper level. Fly through your exams and increase your confidence when you master this knowledge.

Direct and focus your studies, revisit weak areas, and improve your comprehension and practice.

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Biomedical Bootcamp Companion Guide

Printed Guidebook

Follow alongside your video courses and expert instructors with this beautiful printed guidebook filled with the essential teachings you’ll need for your board exams. Turn off your devices and learn without distraction, take notes in the margins, and keep this book on a shelf nearby for easy reference. 

Take a look inside

  • Common western diseases and red flags
  • TCM Illnesses (your TCM Internal Medicine + Western Medicine together)
  • Pharmacology

Enroll Today

Biomedical Bootcamp

Board Exam Preparation or Clinical Skill Building

Includes:
  • Biomedical Bootcamp
  • Biomedical Print Guidebook purchase option

*This Bootcamp is only $90 when purchasing either the RAc or RTCMP Bootcamp bundles.

$249 CAD
Biomedical Guidebook Learn more
$49 CAD
  • 10-month access
    to materials
  • Free extensions until your
    exams are behind you
  • 100% secure
    checkout

What our students are saying…

“Excellent and very thorough! This course is well organized, detailed, interesting, and informative, a lot of work but rewarding in the end. Most useful were the definitions, TCM Illnesses/Western Illnesses, Acupuncture points, TCM Differentiation and Treatment. I would highly recommend this course.”

Bootcamp student, Ontario, Canada

“The level of instruction was high quality. I found the summaries of Western medical diseases and their red flags to be useful. I also found the instruction on the 143 illnesses to be helpful. This course helped me feel more confident going into practice.”

Canada

“The creation of Biomedical Bootcamp must have been a MASSIVE undertaking!! SO well organized and masterfully delivered!! From the perspective of both a practitioner and now student (long story), this is for sure the course that EVERY (TCM) BODY needs!”

Canada

“Loved Biomedical Bootcamp so much! Gillian is hilarious (this was not boring at all!) and fantastic at finding ways to engage her students and really teach us in a way thats not by memorizing, but by really understanding!”

Canada

“I really enjoyed Biomedical Bootcamp. I did it over the course of two months about 30 minutes a day. I feel very prepared to write my exams and to refer patients out in my practice.”

Canada

“Excellent. I credit Biomedical Bootcamp to passing my Pan-Canadian Exams… the first time (I did!).”

Canada

“Gillian did an AMAZING job at explaining all the western diseases in a simple manner, as well as connecting them to TCM illnesses!.”

Canada

“Biomedical Bootcamp was very helpful. Especially because it brought together western biomedicine and TCM, with a review of common patterns and points.”

Canada

“I want to rock my board exam, but really I want to rock at TCM, and Biomedical Bootcamp was a great start to becoming a kick ass practitioner.”

Canada

“Biomedical Bootcamp was exactly what I needed and will continue to revisit my notes.”

Canada

“Gillian is awesome at pulling things together and explaining in a simple yet very effective way.”

Canada

“If you want to feel more confident at recognizing red flags in your clinic and when to refer out, as well as becoming familiar with common Western diseases and what Acupuncture can help with, take Biomedical Bootcamp!”

Canada

“I needed help knowing what to focus on for the exam and my friends recommended Biomedical Bootcamp. Great, professional and comprehensive.”

Canada

“The teachings in Biomedical Bootcamp were excellent. My husband who sits in the other room while I study thought you were hilarious I enjoyed your humour and very thorough teachings I wish you were my teacher for everything!”

Canada

“I enjoyed Gillian’s helpful tidbits on how she remembers certain western diseases, and the short stories of how she helped someone. It really paints a better picture about the disease and makes it more relatable.”

Canada

“The Biomedical Bootcamp is a well laid out program, providing a thorough over-view of all the necessary information. The layout alone allows for a great study and review. I found from just one run-through a lot of things stuck. I was even surprised when I completed the final test.”

Canada

“I loved your review of the diseases and what they are which red flags to look for, as well as some easy ways to remember their names! The exam at the end was amazing too. I started off nervous like, oh man, this is hard, but I really got into it and ended up with 80%! And, that’s from me not looking at my notes or reviewing beforehand because I’m too busy with work right now!”

Canada

“Biomedical Bootcamp was a very extensive course. It was well organized and full of wonderful content. The quality of teaching was excellent. I was very impressed with the course content and material.”

Canada

“Biomedical Bootcamp was another great course. Well worth the time & money. Well thought out, and well executed.”

Canada

“Biomedical Bootcamp was excellent. Everything was beyond my expectations.”

Canada

“Biomedicine is such a huge area of study and this course explained everything in a way that made it easy to understand and not feel so overwhelming. It had the most coverage of biomed including the 143 diseases, which other courses I had looked at did not cover the 143 diseases.”

Canada

“Biomedical Bootcamp is a great course to not only help prepare for board exams, but also as a review for those already in practice. I can see myself referring to the course companion guide as a resource for years to come! Gillian is a wonderful instructor. Lively and entertaining!”

Canada

“Excellent, engaging and very thorough. So impressed. As a practitioner returning to clinic work after years home with kids I would say this course is not only invaluable for students entering the field but also for those in practice. The specifics of bio-medicine are a perfect complement to the broadness of the TCM framework and really necessary, especially for those working in integrated settings. I more than highly recommend Biomedical Bootcamp!”

Canada

“Biomedical Bootcamp surpassed my expectations! High quality, great examples and explanations. A whole lot of information in a short period! The companion guide will be a great resource to have in my clinic for reference. The 143 Illnesses were laid out nicely, and I love that acupuncture points were included.”

Canada

“Fabulous! Your simplification of ideas and repetition in Biomedical Bootcamp were super helpful! Your funny tricks for remembering things truly stick sometimes… Super helpful!”

Canada

“Amazing. It was beyond. I loved every second! I wish I used Biomedical Bootcamp in 2nd year instead of just board prep!”

Canada

“Biomedical bootcamp is an excellent course, Gillian is hilarious! Great review. Loved it. I would do it again. Highly recommend.”

Canada

“I wish learning was always this easy! It seemed very daunting at the start, but by the end, I felt like a pro! The course was extremely detailed. I love hearing / seeing Gillian, and her crazy movements or facial expressions, or quirky catchphrases she uses to help you remember things. I would definitely recommend for board exams or clinical practice as it would make a great CEU!”

Canada

“I joined Biomedical Bootcamp to increase my knowledge of red-flags and learn how to connect TCM and Western Medicine for clinical success. It was excellent and exceeded my expectations! It’s exactly my style of teaching and very high quality.”

Canada

“I wanted to review Western Medicine as currently R.Ac. and preparing for R.TCM.P board exam next year. I loved Biomedical Bootcamp, and it was excellent! Really easy to understand with a lot of great and accurate information.”

Canada

“Biomedical Bootcamp was such an amazing course! It’s both fun and at times hilarious, but at the same time very thorough and in-depth. She has all sorts of tips and tricks to help you remember the key information. Regardless of whether you’re using this to study for your exams or to help you with clinic I would highly recommend it.”

Canada

“Super, duper great! Couldn’t have been better. Gillian is the best!! Biomedical Bootcamp was fundamental for me and no doubt guided my study for the exams.”

Canada

  • “Excellent and very thorough! This course is well organized, detailed, interesting, and informative, a lot of work but rewarding in the end. Most useful were the definitions, TCM Illnesses/Western Illnesses, Acupuncture points, TCM Differentiation and Treatment. I would highly recommend this course.”

    Bootcamp student, Ontario, Canada

  • “The level of instruction was high quality. I found the summaries of Western medical diseases and their red flags to be useful. I also found the instruction on the 143 illnesses to be helpful. This course helped me feel more confident going into practice.”

    Canada

  • “The creation of Biomedical Bootcamp must have been a MASSIVE undertaking!! SO well organized and masterfully delivered!! From the perspective of both a practitioner and now student (long story), this is for sure the course that EVERY (TCM) BODY needs!”

    Canada

  • “Loved Biomedical Bootcamp so much! Gillian is hilarious (this was not boring at all!) and fantastic at finding ways to engage her students and really teach us in a way thats not by memorizing, but by really understanding!”

    Canada

  • “I really enjoyed Biomedical Bootcamp. I did it over the course of two months about 30 minutes a day. I feel very prepared to write my exams and to refer patients out in my practice.”

    Canada

  • “Excellent. I credit Biomedical Bootcamp to passing my Pan-Canadian Exams… the first time (I did!).”

    Canada

  • “Gillian did an AMAZING job at explaining all the western diseases in a simple manner, as well as connecting them to TCM illnesses!.”

    Canada

  • “Biomedical Bootcamp was very helpful. Especially because it brought together western biomedicine and TCM, with a review of common patterns and points.”

    Canada

  • “I want to rock my board exam, but really I want to rock at TCM, and Biomedical Bootcamp was a great start to becoming a kick ass practitioner.”

    Canada

  • “Biomedical Bootcamp was exactly what I needed and will continue to revisit my notes.”

    Canada

  • “Gillian is awesome at pulling things together and explaining in a simple yet very effective way.”

    Canada

  • “If you want to feel more confident at recognizing red flags in your clinic and when to refer out, as well as becoming familiar with common Western diseases and what Acupuncture can help with, take Biomedical Bootcamp!”

    Canada

  • “I needed help knowing what to focus on for the exam and my friends recommended Biomedical Bootcamp. Great, professional and comprehensive.”

    Canada

  • “The teachings in Biomedical Bootcamp were excellent. My husband who sits in the other room while I study thought you were hilarious I enjoyed your humour and very thorough teachings I wish you were my teacher for everything!”

    Canada

  • “I enjoyed Gillian’s helpful tidbits on how she remembers certain western diseases, and the short stories of how she helped someone. It really paints a better picture about the disease and makes it more relatable.”

    Canada

  • “The Biomedical Bootcamp is a well laid out program, providing a thorough over-view of all the necessary information. The layout alone allows for a great study and review. I found from just one run-through a lot of things stuck. I was even surprised when I completed the final test.”

    Canada

  • “I loved your review of the diseases and what they are which red flags to look for, as well as some easy ways to remember their names! The exam at the end was amazing too. I started off nervous like, oh man, this is hard, but I really got into it and ended up with 80%! And, that’s from me not looking at my notes or reviewing beforehand because I’m too busy with work right now!”

    Canada

  • “Biomedical Bootcamp was a very extensive course. It was well organized and full of wonderful content. The quality of teaching was excellent. I was very impressed with the course content and material.”

    Canada

  • “Biomedical Bootcamp was another great course. Well worth the time & money. Well thought out, and well executed.”

    Canada

  • “Biomedical Bootcamp was excellent. Everything was beyond my expectations.”

    Canada

  • “Biomedicine is such a huge area of study and this course explained everything in a way that made it easy to understand and not feel so overwhelming. It had the most coverage of biomed including the 143 diseases, which other courses I had looked at did not cover the 143 diseases.”

    Canada

  • “Biomedical Bootcamp is a great course to not only help prepare for board exams, but also as a review for those already in practice. I can see myself referring to the course companion guide as a resource for years to come! Gillian is a wonderful instructor. Lively and entertaining!”

    Canada

  • “Excellent, engaging and very thorough. So impressed. As a practitioner returning to clinic work after years home with kids I would say this course is not only invaluable for students entering the field but also for those in practice. The specifics of bio-medicine are a perfect complement to the broadness of the TCM framework and really necessary, especially for those working in integrated settings. I more than highly recommend Biomedical Bootcamp!”

    Canada

  • “Biomedical Bootcamp surpassed my expectations! High quality, great examples and explanations. A whole lot of information in a short period! The companion guide will be a great resource to have in my clinic for reference. The 143 Illnesses were laid out nicely, and I love that acupuncture points were included.”

    Canada

  • “Fabulous! Your simplification of ideas and repetition in Biomedical Bootcamp were super helpful! Your funny tricks for remembering things truly stick sometimes… Super helpful!”

    Canada

  • “Amazing. It was beyond. I loved every second! I wish I used Biomedical Bootcamp in 2nd year instead of just board prep!”

    Canada

  • “Biomedical bootcamp is an excellent course, Gillian is hilarious! Great review. Loved it. I would do it again. Highly recommend.”

    Canada

  • “I wish learning was always this easy! It seemed very daunting at the start, but by the end, I felt like a pro! The course was extremely detailed. I love hearing / seeing Gillian, and her crazy movements or facial expressions, or quirky catchphrases she uses to help you remember things. I would definitely recommend for board exams or clinical practice as it would make a great CEU!”

    Canada

  • “I joined Biomedical Bootcamp to increase my knowledge of red-flags and learn how to connect TCM and Western Medicine for clinical success. It was excellent and exceeded my expectations! It’s exactly my style of teaching and very high quality.”

    Canada

  • “I wanted to review Western Medicine as currently R.Ac. and preparing for R.TCM.P board exam next year. I loved Biomedical Bootcamp, and it was excellent! Really easy to understand with a lot of great and accurate information.”

    Canada

  • “Biomedical Bootcamp was such an amazing course! It’s both fun and at times hilarious, but at the same time very thorough and in-depth. She has all sorts of tips and tricks to help you remember the key information. Regardless of whether you’re using this to study for your exams or to help you with clinic I would highly recommend it.”

    Canada

  • “Super, duper great! Couldn’t have been better. Gillian is the best!! Biomedical Bootcamp was fundamental for me and no doubt guided my study for the exams.”

    Canada

Increase your clinical confidence and refer out appropriately by learning how to spot Western red flags early.

Enroll today