Spark Edition 3
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13 Courses
Access expires on 06/27/2026
Member: $379.00
Non-Member: $489.00
Credit Offered
100 CME Credits
100 ABIM-MOC Points
100 Participation Credits
  • Overview
  • Faculty Acknowledgements
  • Faculty Disclosures
  • Accreditation Information
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you are preparing for the recertification or building your practice knowledge, Spark Edition 3 allows you to:

  • Learn anywhere you want: Use the SHM Learning app for iOS to study anywhere and anytime or opt for the web version if you are at your computer. Please note there is not an Android app available at this time, but Android users can access a mobile-friendly web version.

  • 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 stack up in each category's competency diagnosis.

  • Create your own 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 practice exams, and earn CME credits and MOC points at your convenience.


Spark Edition 3 includes 400 vignette-style multiple-choice questions covering 100% of the ABIM FPHM and IM Inpatient exam blueprints.

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
  • Quality, Safety, & Clinical Reasoning

IMPORTANT: Consult the ABIM website for complete details and requirements for enrolling and keeping up with ABIM Maintenance of Certification.

Janet Record, MD
Haruka Torok, MD, SFHM

Editorial Team
Prateek Gandiga, MD, FACP
Michael P. Lukela, MD, FACP, FAAP, SFHM
Satyen Nichani, MD, FACP, SFHM 
Bradley Sharpe, MD, SFHM

Section Editors
Ebrahim Barkoudah, MD, MPH, FACP, SFHM
Christopher Bruti, MD, MPH
Alfred Burger, MD, MS, FACP, SFHM
Jagriti Chadha, MD, MPH, FACP, SFHM
Liz Gundersen, MD, FHM
Meltiady Issa, MD, MBA, FACP
Raman Palabindala, MD, MBA, SFHM, FACP 
Andrew S. Parsons, MD, MPH, FACP
Preethi Patel, MD
Kim Tartaglia, MD, SFHM
Chapy Venkatesan, MD, FACP

Tianyu (Sissi) Chen, MD
Kathleen Abalos, MD, FHM
Joyce Akwe, MD, MPH, FACP
Jennifer Allen, MD
Alisaba Arshad, MD
Athina Bouroukas, MD
Chris Bruti, MD, MPH
Matt Cerasale, MD, MPH, SFHM
Svetlana Chernyavsky, DO
Steven L. Cohn, MD, MACP, SFHM, FRCP
Robin Dauterive, MD, SFHM
Adriana Dhawan, MD
Gagandeep Dhillon, MD, MBA
Wilfor Diaz Fernandez, MD
S. Claudia Didia, MD, FACP, SFHM
Vijay Duggirala, MD, FHM
Andrew Dunn, MD, MPH, SFHM, MACP
Mohammed Elhassan, MD, FACP, FHM, FRCP
Ali Farkhondehpour, MD, FACP, FHM
Angela Fielder, MD
Anna Gaddy, MD
Amarendhar Gopireddy, MD
Bonnie Gould Rothberg, MD, FACP, MMM, MPH, PhD
Kencee Graves, MD, FACP
Venkat Gundareddy, MBBS, MPH, SFHM
Shanu Gupta, MD, FACP
Kevin Hageman, DO
Douglas Hayes, DO
Timothy Heath, MD
Elizabeth Herrle, MD, FHM, FACP
Kimberly Indovina, MD, FACP, FHM
Sonali Iyer, MD, FACP
Varun Jain, MD, FACP
Nitesh Kumar, Jain MBBS, FACP, FCCP, FCCM, FRCP (UK)
Naznin Jamal, MD, FHM
Pinky Jha MD, MPH, FACP, FHM
Farah Kaiksow, MD, MPP
Falguni Kalra, MD, SFHM
Kishore Karri, MBBS, MD, FACP 
Rahul Kurapati, MD
Brian Kwan MD, SFHM
Himabindu Lanka, MD, FHM, FACP
Jonathan Lee, MD
Clement Lee, MD, MS
Stephanie Leung, MD
Kristen Lewis, MD, FHM
Brittany Lyons, DO
Neetu Mahendraker, MD, FHM, SFHM
Emily Manlove, MD, MPH
Rahul Mehta, MBBS, MD, FHM
Elizabeth Melzer, MD, FACP, CPPS 
Christopher Migliore, MD, MS, FACP
Chris Millhouse, MD
Ethan Molitch-Hou, MD, MPH, SFHM
Kenny Murray, MD, MPH, FACP
Marina Mutter, MD, MS
Shivaraj Nagalli, MBBS, MD, FACP, FHM
Sowmya Nagaraj, MD, FACP, FHM
Maya Narayanan, MD, MPH
David Paje, MD, MPH, FACP, SFHM
Chirag Patel, MD, FHM
Hari Paudel, MD
Stuart Pitman, PharmD, BCPS, FHM
Kalpana Prakasa, MD, FACP, FHM, SFHM
Nisha Punatar, MD
Ryan Punsalan, MD, FHM
Nila Radhakrishnan, MD, SFHM
Jennifer Readlynn, MD, FHM
Michael Roberts, MD, FHM
Eileen Russell, MD
Sami Safadi, MD
Raj Sehgal, MD, FHM
Hasan Shabbir, MD, SFHM 
Alisha Sharma, MD
Jenny Shen, MD, FHM
Abhijai Singh, MD, FHM
Vasundhara Singh, MBBS, MD, FACP 
Tanveer Singh, MD, FACP, FHM, FRCP (Edin.) 
Sanjay Singh, MBBS, MD, DNB, PDCC
Olena Slinchenkova, MD, FHM
Nili Sommovilla, MD
Kelly Lee Sopko, MD, SFHM
Lora Sowunmi, MD, FHM
Deneen Marie Spatz, MD
Saurav Suman, MD, MPH, RhMSUS
Neal Tambe, MD, PhD
Anu Taylor, MD
Atul Thakur, MD, MEd, FACP 
Kovid Trivedi, MD, FCCP, ATSF
Chapy Venkatesan, MD, FACP
Benjamin Vipler, MD, MEd, FACP
Rebecca Watson, MD, FHM
Christy Welles, MD, MAS, FACP 
Scott Wilson, DO, FACP, SFHM
James Withey, MD
Lin Zheng, MD, FHM


The faculty and planners of these activities have no relevant relationships to disclose unless denoted below. All relevant relationships were mitigated prior to the start of this activity.

Bonnie Gould Rothberg MD, FACP, MMM, MPH, PhD

Dr. Gould Rothberg has disclosed the following conflicts relevant to this activity:

Stock Ownership: 

  • Butterfly Networks Inc. 
  • Quantum Si 
  • Hyperfine Research 
  • Detect Labs  
  • Tesseract 


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 100 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only 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 100 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.

How do I get started?

After purchasing Spark Edition 3, get started with by clicking Go to Content. Choose a category to begin answering questions for credit or build your own practice exam. You can use Spark 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. Android users may still access the mobile-friendly web app via their phone. 

How do I navigate Spark?

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 or using our iOS app, SHM Learning. Use one or both - however you learn best!

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 Transcript in the left-hand navigation. You will be able to see your completed activities and associated credits listed there.

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 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.

Will Spark 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 of the inpatient Internal Medicine pathways to recertification. For more information and to learn which pathway is right for you, please visit the ABIM website

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