Pan-Canadian Entry-Level Exam Prep Program
The purpose of the program is to help current students or graduates of Acupuncture, Herbology, or Practitioner of Oriental Medicine programs prepare for the Pan-Canadian Entry-Level Examination*. The approach of this program is to review didactic components of Traditional Chinese Medicine and to develop the competencies required for the exam through material review, question & answer sessions, advanced questions and critical thinking, and discussions.
* Pan-Canadian Entry-Level Exam is developed by College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA) to assess the graduates of TCM programs for the necessary competencies that meet the requirements of the Registration Regulation and the Entry-Level Occupational Competencies for the Practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Canada.
*The following table outlines the program requirements and schedules
|Course Name||Number||Course Name||Hours|
|WK||1||TCM Review I|
- Foundation Review: 8 Principles, 6 Energies, Pulse, and Tongue Diagnosis
- Review Lung and Large Intestine Syndromes
|WK||2||TCM Review II|
- Review Spleen, Stomach, Heart, Small Intestine, Liver and Gall Bladder
|WK||3||TCM Review III|
- Review Kidney, Bladder, Complex Syndromes, Four Levels Heat, and Six Stags Cold Syndromes
|WK||4||Question and Answer Session I||4|
|WK||5||Question and Answer Session II||4|
|WK||6||Review Mock Exam Questions||4|
|WK||7||Advanced Questions and Critical Thinking I||4|
|WK||8||Advanced Questions and Critical Thinking II & Discussions||4|
All applicants are required to complete not less than two (2) years of liberal arts or sciences study (comprised of at least 60 credits) in an accredited college or chartered/approved university acceptable to the registration committee. For more information, please visit http://www.ctcma.bc.ca/registration/transcript-requirements/
A student who went to school abroad needs to bring a translated transcript of his or her prior school to BCIT to obtain an International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) report. It is to compare education earned outside of Canada to the general education ladder in Canada and is required for graduates to take a licensing exam at CTCMA. For more information, please visit http://www.bcit.ca/ices/
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