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Spark

Start Preparing for the FPHM Exam with Spark 2 Review Edition

Gain access to 450+ vignette-style multiple-choice questions at a discounted price. Purchase today. Coming spring of 2023: Spark Edition 3. Join the waiting list for notifications.

Spark 2 Review Edition

For a limited time, gain full access to all clinical vignette content in Spark 2 Review Edition for just $99.00 to grow your daily practice and get a deeper understanding of your strengths and weaknesses. Note: Spark 2 Review Edition does not offer CME/MOC credit.

Hassle-Free FPHM Exam Prep

Created by hospitalists, for hospitalists, Spark is the only study tool you need to ace the Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine (FPHM) exam. Featuring 450+ vignette-style multiple-choice questions that you can answer from your smartphone, tablet or desktop, Spark makes it possible for you to study whenever, wherever. 

All-Encompassing

Your study tool search is over: Spark covers 100% of the ABIM exam blueprint, making it the go-to resource for hospitalists. Put your knowledge to the test with a variety of questions across 12 clinical content areas.

Flexible

As an app-based exam prep tool, Spark allows you to work at your own pace across multiple devices. Carve out time for a study session in your home office or answer questions on the go when you have a moment to spare. 

  • Understand your strengths and weaknesses. Tag questions as "know," "somewhat know" or "don't know" to get a well-rounded perspective on each clinical topic. 

  • Gauge your knowledge in comparison to your peers. See how others are answering each question in real-time, understand trends and see how you stack up. 

  • Experience uninterrupted learning. Answer questions online or off, sync answers across all of your devices and never worry about losing your place.

  • Stay organized. Take text or audio notes within each question to easily reference and justify your answers. 

Pricing

Become a member of SHM to unlock exclusive discounts on products, services and conference registrations. 

 

Spark 2 Review Edition
Price: $99.00

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FAQs

I just purchased Spark How do I get started?

I downloaded the SHM Education app. Why can’t I access Spark ?

What clinical topics does cover?

 

 

 

 

I just purchased Spark! How do I get started?

Spark is housed within the SHM Education app, which can be accessed from your phone, tablet or desktop. Visit eduapp.hospitalmedicine.org or follow the instructions below to download the app. 

  1. Search for SHM Education in the App Store or Google Play
  2. Download the SHM Education app.
  3. Open the app and click the “Profile” tab.
  4. Click “Sign in,” then click “Continue.”
  5. Enter your SHM username and password, then click "Login."
  6. Toggle back to the Spark tab and begin answering questions. 

 

I downloaded the SHM Education app. Why can’t I access Spark?

While the SHM Education app offers a free Question of the Day program exclusively for members, Spark must be purchased within the SHM Store to unlock access.

If you’ve purchased Spark but you have not been granted access, please contact education@hospitalmedicine.org.

 

What clinical topics does Spark cover?

Spark covers 100% of the ABIM FPHM exam blueprint, which includes the following topics:

  • Cardiology
  • Pulmonary disease and critical care medicine
  • Gastroenterology and hepatology
  • Nephrology and urology
  • Endocrinology
  • Hematology and oncology
  • Neurology
  • Allergy, immunology, dermatology, rheumatology and transitions in care
  • Palliative care, medical ethics and decision-making
  • Perioperative medicine and consultative co-management
  • Patient safety
  • Quality, cost and clinical reasoning

 

 

Acknowledgements

Editorial Group

Janet D. Record, MD, Chair
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Haruka Torok, MD, SFHM, Chair
University of Minnesota

Michael P. Lukela, MD, SFHM
University of Michigan

Bradley A. Sharpe, MD, SFHM
University of California San Francisco Medical Center

Rachel E. Thompson, MD, MPH, SFHM
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Medical Editor

Abbie L. Young, MS, CGC, ELS(D)

Allergy, Immunology, Dermatology, Rheumatology and Transitions in Care

Prateek C. Gandiga, MD, FACP, Editor
Emory University

Curtis R. Mirkes, DO, FACP
Baylor Scott & White Health

Joel Charles Pelissier, MD
Lee Memorial Hospital

Athan Tiliakos, MD
Emory Healthcare

Cardiology

Gordon E. Johnson, MD, FACP, FHM, Editor
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

Ebrahim Barkoudah, MD, FACP, MPH, SFHM
Brigham Health Hospital

Yelena Y. Burklin, MD, FHM
Emory University Hospital – Midtown, Atlanta, GA

Shadi Dowlatshahi, MD, MSc
Oregon Health & Science University

Mohammed G. Elhassan, MBBS, MD, FACP
UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program

David G. Paje, MD, MPH, SFHM
University of Michigan Health System

Jennifer Pascoe, MD, FHM
University of Rochester

Deneen Marie Spatz, MD
University of Pennsylvania

Touqir Zahra, MD
Florida Atlantic University, FL

Endocrinology

Anita Vanka, MD, FHM, FACP, Editor
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

Reem M. Hanna, MD
University of Colorado

Jeffrey Myles Kroopnick, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Aline Charabaty, MD, Editor
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 

Sowmya Kanikkannan, MD,FACP, SFHM
Albany Medical College

Jung Hyun Park, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Katie Rieck, MD
Mayo Clinic Rochester

Sarah C. Thornton, MD, FHM
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

 

Hematology and Oncology

Jagriti Chadha MD, MPH, FACP, FHM, Editor
University of Kentucky 

Wajahath A. Mohsini, MD, FACP,FHM
University of Maryland, St. Joseph Medical Center

Santhosshi Narayanan, MD, FACP
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Sami Tahhan, MD, FACP
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital & Eastern Virginia Medical School

Prashanth Peddi, MD, FACP
Internal Medicine Residency, Good Shepherd Medical Center
University of North East Texas, Tyler

Nephrology and Urology

Jagriti Chadha MD, MPH, FACP, FHM, Editor
University of Kentucky 

Shadi Dowlatshahi, MD, MSc
Oregon Health & Science University

Bikki Gautam, MD
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center

Ismo Mikael Kaariainen, MD, FACP, FHM
Frye Regional Medical Center & Kaariainen Medical Services

Preethi Patel, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Yahaira Lopez Arredondo, MD
Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital

Neurology

Ryna K. Then, MD, Editor
Cooper University Health Care

Christopher Bruti, MD, MPH
Rush University Medical Center

Shadi Dowlatshahi, MD, MSc
Oregon Health & Science University

Kevin D’Mello, MD, FACP, FHM
Drexel University College of Medicine

Mohammed G. Elhassan, MBBS, MD, FACP
UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program

Reem M. Hanna, MD
University of Colorado

Touqir Zahra, MD
Partners Healthcare, Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine

Palliative Care, Medical Ethics, and Decision-making

Elizabeth Gundersen, MD, FHM, Editor
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Laura E. Dingfield, MD, MSEd
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Kencee Graves, MD, FACP
University of Utah School of Medicine

Kimberly A. Indovina, MD, FHM
Denver Health

Rafina Khateeb, MD, SFHM,
University of Michigan Medical School

David Y. Ling, MD, FHM
University of Virginia Health System

Patient Safety

Kiran Gupta, MD, Editor
University of California San Francisco

Bradley Collins, MD, FACP, FHM
Alpert Medical School Brown University

Kevin D’Mello, MD, FACP, FHM
Drexel University College of Medicine

Venkataraman Palabindala, MD, FACP, SFHM
University of Mississippi Medical Center

Andrew S. Parsons, MD, MPH
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Perioperative Medicine and Consultative Co-managment

Heather E. Nye, MD, PhD, SFHM, Editor
University of California San Francisco

Robin Lee Dauterive, MD, SFHM,
Baylor Scott and White Hospital

Divya Gollapudi, MD
University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center

George M. Hoke, MD, FHM
University of Virginia Medical Center

Varalakshmi Janamanchi, MD, FACP
Cleveland Clinic

Kunjam Modha, MD, FACP
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Archana Roy, MD, FACP, SFHM
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville

Pulmonary and Critical Care

German E. Giese, MD, CHCQM, Editor
Memorial Hospital System, Pembroke Pines, FL

Mohammed G. Elhassan, MBBS, MD, FACP
UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program

Emily M. Manlove, MD
Indiana University Health

Jung Hyun Park, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Joel Charles Pelissier, MD
Lee Memorial Hospital

Kimberly M. Tartaglia, MD, SFHM
Wexner Medical Center

Aleksander Shalshin, MD
Plainview Hospital, Syosset Hospital

Quality

Chalapathy Venkatesan, MD, MS, FACP, Editor
Inova Fairfax Hospital

Deborah Carlson, MD, FACP
Community Memorial Health System

Kelly Grillo, MD
Baylor Scott & White Health

Scott C. Steinbach, MD
Atlanta VA Medical Center

Contributors

Satyen Nichani, MD, SFHM
Michigan Medicine
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Elizabeth Cerceo, MD, FACP, FHM
Cooper University Healthcare

Judy Vu, MD
Swedish Hospital Medicine
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle