Welcome to SAM!

Scientific American Medicine (SAM) is one of the most widely used resources worldwide, and is the only continuously-updated online resource in internal medicine teaching principles and practice. Organized according to ABIM Blueprint, SAM offers content and educational tools for all levels of lifelong learning; from IM clerkship to board-prep to CME and MOC, the all new SAM is with you every step of the way, on all of your devices and screens.

SAM Core Clerkship: Thinking Like an Internist

Designed specifically for MS3s, this resource is organized around core pathophysiologic processes (inflammation, thrombosis, coagulation, among others). Each module actively extends the student's understanding of core disease processes into their clinical learning experience. Modules are linked to SAM topics for additional reading and comprehension.

Weekly Curriculum™ for Residency Programs

SAM Weekly Curriculum™ tests trainees using clinical cases and Board-styled MCQs keyed to essential elements from our ABIM-focused Scientific American Medicine. Follow our expert's Weekly Curriculum or customize your own! Advanced analytics with trainee and PD logbooks indicate strengths and deficiencies, along with Milestone reporting. Our totally responsive website and app allow you to learn and test continuously on all devices!


For over 35 years, SAM has been the continuously updated resource in internal medicine. Today, our brand new, totally responsive SAM Online delivers the same best content, now with the best reading experience and CME exercises on the market today.

Institutions and Libraries

SAM is the perfect resource for institutions and hospital attendings for clinical consultation, reference, patient care, and teaching. Our new website and search engine provide the best user experience and quickest answers at your finger tips. SAM can be accessed on any computer in your institution for any number of users at one time! Did we mention that we offer CME for your entire institution?

CME for You!

SAM offers CME for internists in all circumstances, for all individual and institutional packages! CME exercises are post-tests, associated with the monthly SAM topic updates. Each exercise comprises case-based MCQs, assessing new material and knowledge gaps for each topic. All exercises and MCQs are 'Board-style', helping physicians prepare for re-certification one month at a time! 

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