WACH Curriculum

The Women+ and Children’s Health Sciences (WACH) Program curriculum is based on creating scientific experts that have career competencies across six domains, including scholarship, professionalism, communication, collaboration, Leadership and advocacy. These competencies are represented by the Competency Passport Framework (ComPass) WACH learners choose one of 3 streams:

  • Women+ Health
  • Child Health
  • Reproductive and Developmental Sciences (RDS)

The (WACH) Program will encourage better integration across Departments and Schools at UBC, and facilitate experiences that creatively bridge bench to bedside to populations.

Competency Passport Framework (ComPass)

We will encourage professional development for our students in the Graduate Student Enhanced Scholar Program, which in addition to the Competency Passport (ComPass), also includes an Individual Development Plan (IDP), and formal mentorship. The curriculum incorporates Competence by Design and emphasizes the Enhanced Scholar program. The ComPass is adapted with permission from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

If you would like additional information on the development of this exciting new program please email Neville Li, the Development Phase Project Coordinator.