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Spark Edition 2

Hassle-free FPHM exam prep and CME/MOC

SHM's much anticipated Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine exam prep and continuing education tool, Spark Edition 2, is now accessible from all devices. Featuring 450+ vignette-style multiple-choice questions that you can answer from your smartphone, tablet or desktop, Spark Edition 2 makes it possible for you to study and earn credits whenever, wherever

Overview

Created by hospitalists, for hospitalists, Spark Edition 2 is the only study tool you need to ace the Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine (FPHM) exam. On top of exam prep, Spark offers up to 112.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  and ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points. With updated questions and a brand new app-based interface, you'll be able to test your knowledge from your phone, tablet or desktop whenever you have a moment to spare.

Whether you are preparing for the FPHM exam or earning the credits you need, Spark Edition 2 allows you to:

  • Identify Knowledge Gaps: Analyze clinical vignettes and select the single best answer, view detailed rationale for each answer option and review a list of current citations for further learning.
  • See How You Compare to Peers: View real-time statistics on how your peers answered as they progressed through the self-study and see how your answers stack up.
  • Create Mini Quizzes from Practice Exams: Use them as pre-tests or post-tests to assess your knowledge.
  • Go at Your Own Pace: Start and stop content review on your own time and schedule. Use the self-study tool, create custom mini quizzes, and earn CME credits and MOC points at your convenience.

Order Spark Edition 2 today to get started.

ABIM FPHM Exam

Spark Edition 2 includes 450+ vignette-style multiple-choice questions covering 100% of the ABIM FPHM exam blueprint.

Clinical content areas:

  • 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

 

IMPORTANT: Review the ABIM and ABFM websites for complete details and requirements for taking the FPHM exam.

Note: Spark Edition 2 is not approved for ABFM points. 

Accreditation

Complete Spark Edition 2 to earn CME Credit and MOC Points. SHM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

SHM designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 112.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 112.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Spark Edition 2 is accredited through February 25, 2022. 

Access

Spark Edition 2

Spark Edition 2 is housed within the SHM Education app, which can be accessed from your phone, tablet or desktop. Visit eduapp.hospitalmedicine.org to access or follow instructions below to download the app. 

  1. Search for SHM Education in the App Store (coming soon to 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. 

Accessing past editions

SPARK ONE is available any time, from any device at: https://spark1.hospitalmedicine.org/. You will be prompted to log in with your SHM username and password. SPARK ONE is accredited through December 31, 2019. For account issues, please feel free to contact us.

The original SHM SPARK is accessible at: https://spark.hospitalmedicine.org/. You will be prompted to log in with your SHM username and password. SHM SPARK is available for users until September 1, 2019. For account issues, please feel free to contact us.

FAQs

I just purchased Spark Edition 2! How do I get started?

Spark Edition 2 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 (coming soon to 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 Edition 2?

The SHM Education app offers a free Question of the Day program exclusively for members; Spark Edition 2 must be purchased within the SHM Store to unlock access.

If you’ve purchased Spark Edition 2 but you have not been granted access, please contact education@hospitalmedicine.org.

What clinical topics does Spark Edition 2 cover?

Spark Edition 2 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

I purchased SPARK ONE. Can I still access this activity?

Yes! While SPARK ONE is no longer available for purchase, it still accessible and accredited through December 31, 2019. You can log in at https://spark1.hospitalmedicine.org/ from any device.

How do I claim my CME credits and MOC points?

You can claim credit for each section of Spark Edition 2 as you complete it. To claim credit for any given section, you must answer every question within that section and receive a score of 60% or higher.

Within the Spark tab of the SHM Education app, click “Credit Claim” and complete the information as prompted. Credits may take up to 10 days to be accepted from the time of submission.

How is Spark Edition 2 different from the SPARK ONE tool that launched in 2017?

To remain clinically relevant, it’s important to evaluate the Spark curriculum regularly. Spark Edition 2 features brand new and revised questions, providing you with the most up-to-date resource that covers 100% of the ABIM FPHM exam blueprint.

Spark Edition 2 brings new flexibility to exam prep by offering an app-based interface that can be fully utilized from your smartphone, tablet or desktop. You can answer questions on or offline, at your desk or on the go and sync your responses across all devices.

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

 

Testimonials

“The question format was just like the test, so when I took the test, it was familiar to me. I loved getting CME for doing the questions.”

Amanda Mixon, MD

“SPARK ONE was the cornerstone of my preparation for the Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine exam. I'm so appreciative of SHM for creating this tool. The format of practice questions organized by subject matter and the ability to create practice exams, combined with the concise summaries which include references, gives a lot of flexibility for hospitalists to direct their learning and studying.”

Kelly Sponsler

“A true high-yield guide to the ABIM exam. SPARK ONE addressed the real issues we face as hospitalists.”

Sunil Kartham, MD, FHM