CBD Resources: Coaching to Competence and Recorded CBD Webinars


***Sent on behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Acting Postgraduate Program Director, UBC Department of Psychiatry***


Dear Faculty,

We want to highlight two Competence by Design (CBD) resources that you may find highly useful:

Coaching to Competence – Royal College

As Competence by Design rolls out, you are/will be taking on the role as teacher and coach to residents. The Royal College offers five short interactive online activities to practice applying the RX-OCR coaching process. The activities are short and eligible for Section 3 MOC credits. Please read the Royal College notice below for more information and links.

Recorded CBD Psychiatry Webinars

The recordings of our two faculty development webinars, CBD Psychiatry: What you need to know for the coming year, Parts 1 and 2 are posted on our ‘Psychiatry CBD Resources’ community website on Entrada: https://entrada.med.ubc.ca/community/psychiatrycbd

Together, both webinars are eligible for 3.0 MOC Section 1 credits. The website also contains links to more CBD resources. You will need your CWL name and password to log in.


Royal College Notice

Dear colleague,

As a teacher and coach, do you think residents find your feedback helpful? Quality feedback has a significant impact on learner development.  When done well, it is not only helpful and instructive in the moment, but it encourages good communication practices and contributes to a positive culture in the learning environment.  When done infrequently or poorly, residents can feel disengaged, disempowered and pressured.  Can you spare 10 minutes to hone your skills?

As Competence by Design (CBD) rolls out across Canada, residents and faculty tell us there is still a significant need for knowledge and skill development around the concept of coaching.  To this end, a small group of educators and physicians have developed a new resource to help fill the gap: “Coaching to Competence” consists of five short interactive online activities that allow you to practice applying the RX-OCR coaching process.  All activities are now available!

As part of our suite of virtual teaching resources, these quick activities are meant to help you develop coaching skills and knowledge through practice, reflection and other learning opportunities.

BONUS: Earn Section 3 MOC credits for each of the five activities!

Access the RX-OCR activities here: http://www.royalcollege.ca/mssites/rxocr/en/story.html

And be sure to bookmark the RX-OCR Toolkit, which includes:

  • Tips for applying each element in the RX-OCR process
  • Glossary of terms related to coaching
  • Recommended resources, and more.

Please feel free to share the information widely within your program.

And let us know if you find these modules helpful – your feedback is always helpful as we continue to refine CBD faculty development resources.


Jason Frank, MD MA (Ed.) FRCPC FAOA (hon)
Director, Specialty Education, Strategy & Program, Standards
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Denyse Richardson, BScPT MD Med FRCPC
Physiatrist, Brain and Spinal Cord, UHN – Toronto Rehab
Clinician Educator, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Associate Professor, Clinician Educator,
University of Toronto




Dr. Irfan Khanbhai MD, FRCPC
Clinical Associate Professor
Acting Program Director
UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Program