IRAT Question 1 *
Antibiotic therapy for cellulitis:
IRAT Question 2 *
Classic signs of necrotizing fasciitis are:
IRAT Question 3 *
You should suspect a hot, erythematous leg is not cellulitis/erysipelas if:
IRAT Question 4 *
Preemptive antimicrobial therapy following an animal bite wound should be:
IRAT Question 5 *
The most important component in diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis is:


Team-Based Learning (TBL) Conference Series

Over your residency, some of your noon conferences and outpatient educational sessions will be designed as Team-Based Learning sessions. TBL is a structured, collaborative instructional method based on the Flipped Classroom model and pumped up with fun activities ;-)  . TBL is formatted into 3 key events

Preparation (aka pre-work)

Readiness Assurance (aka quiz and discussion)

Application (aka cases)


Along with the key events, the sequence within these events is very scripted as well. First you answer the question posed (whether it be the online quiz or in class) individually, then discuss in your group to come to one agreed upon answer (consensus) then discuss between groups to defend your answer. You will follow this format for each question and case led by your instructor. The reason for this is by committing to an answer you raise the stakes. Then by defending your answer, you grapple with the content and engage creating lasting memories. This is in essence, active learning, which we know to be much more effective than passive learning.

So, what do you need to do????


1. Access the prep slides and review (These can be found here)

2. Then take your Individual Readiness Assurance Test (IRAT

3. Complete the IRAT before Conference (no time will be given to complete in conference)


4. In conference - discuss your answers and come to consensus for each question. This is known as the GRAT or Group Readiness Assurance Test (Same quiz, different name!) 

5. Defend your GRAT answers amongst other groups

6. Move on to Application Exercises once you have debriefed the GRAT


We are very excited and hope you enjoy. Please let us know any and all feedback - our goal is to develop a learning curriculum for you that is effective, efficient and enjoyable


1. If you would like to review any of the prior TBL's go to medhub and you can find the material under the conferences section.


Community-acquired pneumonia, NEJM 2015

Community-acquired pneumonia, Lancet 2015

Community-acquired pneumonia - Clinical Practice, NEJM 2014

Urinary Tract Infection

Uncomplicated UTI, NEJM 2012

Skin and Soft Tissue

Practice guidelines for the management of skin and soft tissue infections, IDSA 2014

Bone & Joint

Cochrane Review - Antibiotics for Chronic Osteo

Prosthetic Joint Infections NEJM

Spinal Epidural Abscess

Central Nervous System

Community-acquired Bacterial Meningitis

Dexamethasone in Adults with Bacterial Meningitis


Bacteriological Outcome After Valve Surgery CID

AHA Endocarditis Guidelines 2015

Ampicillin and Ceftriaxone for Enterococcal Endocarditis, CID 2013

Initial low-dose Gentamicin for Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia and Endocarditis is Nephrotoxic, CID 2009

Daptomycin vs standard therapy for Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis, NEJM 2006

Intra-Abdominal Infection

Diagnosis and management of complicated intra-abdominal infection guidelines, 2010

Trials of short-course antimicrobial therapy for intraabdominal infection, NEJM 2015


Comparison of Vanc and Metronidazole for C. Diff

Fecal Transplant for recurrent CDI

CDiff review NEJM

Bacterial Diarrhea NEJM

Hepatitis C

          HCV Guidance Recommendations for testing, managing and treating HCV

Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir for HCV genotype 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 infection, NEJM 2015

Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir for HCV genotype 2 and 3 infection, NEJM 2015


Development of antiretroviral resistance


IRIS Review


Tuberculosis, Lancet 2015

Treatment of tuberculosis, NEJM 2015

Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria

           ATS/IDSA NTM Guidelines 2007

Transplant Infections & Neutropenic Fever

Infection in solid-organ transplant recipients, NEJM 2007

CMV guidelines, Transplantation 2013

Neutropenic fever guidelines, IDSA 2011

Travel Infections

FUO in Returning Travelers


FUO - Focused Diagnostic Approach

The diagnostic role of PET in patients with fever of unknown origin, 2015



Centor Criteria - modified

ANC Calculator

Duke Criteria

CURB-65 score for PNA


LRINEC for Nec Fasc

qSOFA for Sepsis - NEW!! 2016


CDC  (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention):


Travel Medicine

IDSA Practice Guidelines

Johns Hopkins ABX guide - Antibiotic guide as well as general ID resource

Hepatitis C Online UW - Online courses about Hepatitis C

UCSF Warmline - A clinician consultation center for managing healthcare worker exposures to HIV, HBV, HCV

UCSF Curry Center - A consultation service for clinicians looking for expertise in managing TB.   

Dr. Fungus - A fun and educational website on our beloved fungi!

HIV Specific Sites

Mandell's Principles and Practices of Infectious Diseases 7th Ed. - Clearly the foremost text on Infectious Diseases.

For access click the link and enter your OHSU library codes.
This will take you to MDConsult. Choose the "Books" tab.
Then choose "Infectious Disease" and you will soon see Mandell's listed.