Psychiatry Competence By Design (CBD) Launching July 2, 2020 – Access to Entrada


**Sent on Behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Acting PGE Program Director**


Dear Faculty,

The incoming PGY1 psychiatry residents, who will be the first Competence By Design (CBD) cohort, will be starting on July 2, 2020! To prepare for this, below are important details for anyone who may work with these residents this coming year and did not attend one of the faculty development Psychiatry CBD webinars in June.

Access Entrada – Important to Confirm ASAP

Faculty will require access to Entrada in order to submit the Entrustable Professional Activity (EPA) Observation assessment forms that the residents will need completed. It is important for faculty to confirm they have access or to resolve any issues as soon as possible. If you encounter any access or technical issues, please contact:

  1. Log into Entrada:, your CWL and password are required
  • If you don’t know your CWL or whether you have a CWL, you should contact the IT Service Centre Help Desk through the online web form or by phone (604-822-2008).
  • If you do NOT have a CWL, to create one go to:
    • You will need your UBC ID number and CWL sign-up PIN, which is indicated on your original Departmental Welcome Letter.
    • If you are unable to locate a copy, please contact Amity Chiang, Assistant Human Resources Manager, at, and let her know the best number to reach you or your confidential voicemail box. She will then provide your UBC ID number and CWL sign-up PIN by phone. Unfortunately, we cannot share this information via email due to security reasons.
  • Ensure the correct email address is registered as your business email address with your Department HR Administrator (; notifications from Entrada will be sent to this email address.
  • Get started by using the Entrada Quick Start Guides document:
  1. **Device double authentication**

If you encounter any access or technical issues, please contact:

Psychiatry CBD Resources Entrada Community Site

We have created a Psychiatry CBD Resource Entrada Community to house all things CBD, including the items listed below. To request access, please email Once access is provided, you will need your CWL username and password to access the site. If you do not have a CWL yet, please see above for instructions.

Recording of Webinar “Competence By Design (CBD) – Psychiatry: What you need to know for the coming year – Part 1”

On the site you will find the recording of the two-hour webinar to help faculty learn the foundational aspect of CBD for the coming year. A full description of the session is provided in the email further below. This is a two-part series, with the second follow-up session delivered two to three months after launch.

Questions about CBD?

The site also provides access to a Discussion Board where you may post your questions. The site will be monitored regularly and responses will be provided directly in the discussion board. If you encounter any issues, please email


Royal College Psychiatry Documents

  • National Standards for Psychiatry Training – here.
  • Psychiatry CBD Documents (CBD Observation templates, Psychiatry EPA Guide, Psychiatry Pathway to Competence) – request documents here.


Royal College CBD Resources (see full RC communication below)

  • Competence by Design website – here.
  • Royal College CBD Webinars: 60-minute interactive webinars (includes link to recorded webinars)
    • Competence Committees
    • Coaching in CBD: What clinical teachers need to know about coaching in 2020
    • Teaching and Learning in CBD
    • Workplace-based Assessments (WBA) in CBD

COVID-19 Specialty Program: e-SUPPORT


Upcoming in late May and June, the Royal College will offer 60-minute interactive webinars on key CBD topics. The goal of these webinars is to supplement and extend your efforts to reach front line clinical faculty.

Please pass on this information to your colleagues and encourage them to participate. It’s an ideal time to introduce or reinforce knowledge that will help in your program’s early transition to CBD.

Workplace-based Assessments (WBA) in CBD

June 26, 2020 from 14:00 – 15:00 EDT (Ended)


Over the course of May and June, the Royal College will be promoting existing resources, such as our CBD Online Learning Modules, and developing new ones that can help build your program’s readiness for CBD.

A recent example is the Remote Faculty Development Resource released on May 14th as part of our virtual teaching support series.  

These resources will be pushed to you by way of this CBD eSupport newsletter but the content is also available on the CBD Directory.

If you have ideas about new resources that could help, please write to We’re here to help and we’ll happily add new products to our workplan if there is a need.


Is there a specific element of your CBD transition that you find challenging? If so, you might benefit from a medical education consult with a Royal College Clinician Educator.

To arrange a consult, contact your Royal College Specialty Committee Administrator or


Remote Faculty Development: Key CBD Resources

Faculty Engagement in COVID-19

10 Tips for Virtual Teaching

Competence Committees for Residents


Thank you for taking the time to learn about CBD and for your continued support of our residency program!



Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, FRCPC
Acting Program Director
Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Program
Competence By Design (CBD) Faculty Lead, Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Program
Chair and Member of the Scientific Planning Committee
UBC Department of Psychiatry