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How do I get started with Spark Edition 3?
After purchasing Spark, get started by clicking “Go to Content.” Choose a category to begin answering questions for credit or build your own practice exam. Spark can be used on a computer or by downloading the iOS SHM Learning app for a fully mobile experience. Please note there is no Android app available at this time. All Android users will still have access to the mobile-friendly web app on their phone browser.
How do I navigate Spark Edition 3?
Spark is easy to use! Complete each category to claim your credits or build your own practice exam to test yourself. Your progress will be saved as you complete questions.
You can use Spark on your computer by logging in at education.hospitalmedicine.org or using our iOS app, SHM Learning. Use one or both — however you learn best!
Can I retake a category if I do not receive a passing score?
Yes. If you do not receive a passing score of 75%, you will be able to reset the category for additional attempts. You will have the option to reset entirely or only reset your incorrect answers. There is not a limit to how many times you may reset, but credit will not be awarded until a passing score is achieved.
How do I claim my CME credits and MOC points?
To claim CME credit, you will need to complete a full category set of questions with a passing score of 75% and fill out the CME evaluation. The practice exam is not eligible for credit claim.
If you are an American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) diplomate enrolled in Maintenance of Certification, you can also claim your MOC points along with your CME. All ABIM MOC points will be directly reported to the ACCME PARS System.
To verify that your ABIM MOC points and CME credits have been claimed, you can review your activity transcript by clicking “Transcript” in the left-hand navigation. You will be able to see your completed activities and associated credits listed there.
Will Spark Edition 3 help me prepare for the inpatient version of the Internal Medicine 10-year exam or Longitudinal Knowledge Assessment program?
Yes! In addition to the FPHM exam, Spark Edition 3 is also aligned with the blueprint underpinning both inpatient Internal Medicine pathways to recertification. For more information and to learn which pathway is right for you, please visit the ABIM website.
What clinical topics does Spark Edition 3 cover?
- Allergy, Immunology, Dermatology, Rheumatology (AIDR)
- Gastroenterology and Hepatology
- Hematology and Oncology
- Nephrology and Urology
- Quality, Safety, & Clinical Reasoning
- Palliative Care, Medical Ethics, and Decision-making
- Perioperative Medicine and Consultive Co-management
- Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine