Bootcamp #3 – Break Down Any TCM Case Study Efficiently & Effectively
This course prepares you for your case study board exam as it consists of long and short answer case studies. …
This course prepares you for your case study board exam as it consists of long and short answer case studies. However, it is also a valuable resource for practitioners looking to improve their clinical skills, or for any student needing to learn how to break down any case study.
(This course counts towards CEU points with Canada’s CTCMA and AcNZ )
<———– Please click ‘curriculum’ on the left to view each unit in this course, and to access to some free sample videos!
“Excellent course, beyond my expectations! Very helpful for now & future! High detail, well explained and concise, helpful tips and tricks as well. Gillian shares extremely knowledge info covering a wide range concisely! Thank you! Learned so many interesting facts along with curriculum, very effective teaching methods help to truly learn a vast amount of info (even new interesting tid bits not covered inREAD MORE
“Excellent. I found the course to be insightful with a step by step protocol to understanding cases. I absolutely learned so many more key details about TCM that I have not learned before. Thank you!”
~2019-2020 Bootcamp #3 Students
“Gillian breaks everything down and explains things so simply. Her method of teaching “clicks” with my brain.”
“Clear, concise and relevant. I believe all TCM courses should be taught just like Gillian’s!”
“Everything is broken down step by step. Easy to grasp”
~2015 Bootcamp #3 Students
“I loved the way you explained things, especially the symptoms to zang fu… I loved the videos and how you broke down the case studies.“
~2018-2019 Bootcamp Student
This course teaches you the skills you need to excel at these case studies. Upon registration you can download the detailed course book which will provide you with the necessary course materials as you follow along with each video. Instead of just reading through case studies, you will watch as Instructor, Gillian Marsollier uses her TCM foundations and a unique pathogenesis technique to arrive at the correct diagnosis. You will watch close-up videos of her dissecting the cases, right on the exam paper! You will engage in quizzes, tests, and case studies of your own.
BONUS VIDEO: Audio recording that will demonstrate how to take a thorough an ACTUAL patient history.
Here is what you will learn:
- Strong key foundations review + quiz
- Detailed teachings on Pathogenesis (step-by-step)
- Detailed teachings on Etiology (so important to help ground your diagnoses)
- Detailed teachings on finding your diagnoses for both easy and challenging cases (the key here is a consistent format which, of course, is what we will be learning!)
- Detailed teachings in Treatment Principle (there is a small secret here to know)
- Learn how to choose the best acupuncture points for your exam
- Learn how to choose the best TCM Herbal formula for your exam
- Discussions on Treatment Plan (this becomes such an important part of your practice as well!)
- And, of course, you will go through many, MANY case studies in both test format, and along with your instructor using the ‘LIFT Formula’ for case study success!
Once you purchase Bootcamp 3 it’s yours for life. Refer to it throughout your career to refresh your case study skills. If you have questions, please use the ‘Forum’ on the right (it is also searchable!). All herbal questions should go to Carmen, and everything else to Gillian.
“I just wanted to say a big thank you for all of your help and support over the past year. I took all of your courses including the online case studies; which was amazing, and really helped me pull things together and gain confidence. Anyway, I am happy to report I have passed all my exams and just waiting for my licence to show up in the mail…yay!
I know you rely on feedback so for the record what you are doing for students is amazing as well as affordable. I have been recommending your classes to everyone if they are serious about TCM and passing. Your teaching style is informative yet to the point. You are an excellent teacher!”
~Calgary Bootcamp Students 2014-2015
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Here are what a few other students are saying about this course (there is so much wonderful feedback, that we could only fit a few on the page – thank you everyone!):
“I am so thrilled to report that I passed foundations this afternoon! I absolutely could not have done it without you. I kept hearing your voice in my head trying to decipher what to do and when. As well as using your five element approach to several of the case studies. You are a gifted and wonderful teacher and person! I will forever be grateful to you.”
~NCCAOM student, 2016
“Well worth the money. The material is intellectually stimulating for studying the exam in the right direction.”
~2018-2019 Bootcamp #3 Student
“Gillian’s courses are a must for anyone writing the boards!: “I would like to take a moment and say thank you to Gillian for putting together this course. It really helped solidify and speed up my skills at breaking down a case study. She is also always right there answering any question you might have.”
“I also highly recommend taking Gillian’s bootcamps to prep for the exam as her energy and enthusiasm is truly inspiring!! Thanks Gillian!”
~2016-2017 Bootcamp #3 Student
I love it. It’s a very well designed course, and presented professionally. Lots of useful information to go through. Easy to understand and easy to follow. Of course need to do lots of homework, too;)
I love this course. Hope to see more of her courses soon.
~2016-2017 Bootcamp #3 Students
It exceeded my expectations. It was clear and very well organized. Loved it!
~2018 Bootcamp #3 Student
Great Course, Fantastic Instructor: This course highlights the essential steps necessary to break down a range of cases from the simple to more complex. Gillian has created an easy to follow method that allows students/practitioners to become accurate, speedy and consistent with each and every case they see. Wether you are a student who is wanting to learn how to properly break down a case, or a seasoned practitioner hoping to refine diagnostic skills and create the best treatment protocol for their patients, this is the course for you.
I personally did not learn type of case breakdown in school, and have benefited from using Gillian’s method. Using her techniques, even the most difficult cases become manageable. Having taken Gillian’s Board Exam Bootcamp, I can say that she has been the best instructor I have had to date!
~2016-2017 Bootcamp #3 Students
“If you are considering taking this course, do it! It streamlines studies like you wouldn’t believe. Everything is covered in a systematic way. You don’t ever have to wonder what you should be studying or where to go next, it’s amazing and saves a ton of time!”
~2017-2018 Bootcamp #3 Student
“I always love taking Gillian’s courses, she gives you all necessary information and tools you need to be able to learn and review, find your weakness and correct them before the exam. Her information is always clear and to the point, with lots of detail for both the exam and clinical practice. I also really enjoy the fact that if I ever needed any clarification or had any questions about any material, I could email her and promptly receive a detailed response. I truly believe her bootcamps and courses are the best way to prepare for board exams, and would definitely recommend to anyone feeling anxious about them.”
~2017-2018 Bootcamp #3 Student
Which part of the course was most useful? “I can’t think of anything that was not useful… I really enjoyed having the answer sheets, and then videos, because sometimes just seeing the answer isn’t as good as knowing how she got the answer. And it is cumbersome, but extremely useful how complex and difficult the cases are, it really shows you where you need to improve, and helps you remember certain things for the upcoming exam.”
“I am so glad I took this course. I’ve been out of school for 5 years now and I really needed the push to get me to review my foundations again for my licensing exam. There were so many things I realized I’d forgotten or never really learned in school! I can see myself referencing the course materials and using the tools I’ve learned in clinic long after the exam is over.”
“This course was a great help. The variety of cases was helpful. Overall, its good mental gymnastics to get prepared for the exam, especially the last 21 cases.”
“Excellent. This is such a well put together course! I love the technique of breaking down cases. Why don’t they teach this in school?!“
“Very well put together. Easy to follow and refer back to. Clean! I wished I had your expertise earlier, well before exam prep time. I wish I would have had this material in year two even.Would have helped loads in clinic and keeping focus for what to prepare for come exam times.”
“Extremely well thought out course. It can be difficult at times but made the board exam seem easy in comparison. The correctional videos as opposed to only having a piece of paper (or screen) to look at. Really helps the answers sink in, and sometimes makes the answer more obvious, as I am an auditory learner and when things are said aloud it helps stick in my brain. I also like when you say “Not for the exam, but in real life, I would tell the patient this, or I would treat them in this manner” as the whole point is to actually be working on real-life people one day and not just passing an exam.”
“A much needed, top-notch course. All of it was useful.”
“Amazing! I did Bootcamp #1 and #2 and 100% believe I passed the first round of exams because of it. I heard amazing things about Bootcamp 3 from my instructors and people who have previously taken this course and been successful on the exam.”
“Excellent. I registered due to word of mouth feedback, that the course would well prepare me for the registration exams (and it did). Most useful were the video answer keys. I would try the questions on my own, then immediately watch the answer (one question and answer at a time). Because the answers were right there, I found myself improving as I went through each one. Initially, I had tried going through an entire exam first, then watching the videos. This was much less beneficial than completing each Q&A one at a time – that’s when I saw immediate and sustained improvement in my learning.“
“Better than expected. Thorough, clear, and concise; the templates are key to build a faster, more efficient description on answering exam case studies. Totally love Gillian’s personality and style of teaching!“
“I really enjoyed this course, to my surprise! My impression of case-study courses is that they would be really dry and boring, but it was quite fun to comb through these cases and see how much (or little) I really know. I’ve been in the TCM world for about 10 years now, and I feel like I still got a lot out of this course. I learned several new things that were never taught in my TCM training! It’s definitely a great refresher for some foundational knowledge and has helped me to approach breaking down cases more accurately and efficiently in my clinical practice. Thank you!”