“Firecracker is the best. My only regret is that I didn't start it earlier.” ~ Harvard Medical Student
"Firecracker has become pretty popular at Harvard. Most of my friends who did ridiculously well used Firecracker to supplement First Aid and USMLEWorld." - Harvard Medical Student
"If you want a ridiculous board score, Firecracker is very helpful. All of my friends who scored 260+ used it in addition to Qbanks and First Aid." - Harvard Medical Student
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Can you afford not to use Firecracker? Maybe a few years ago when we just got started, but now that most top US medical students are using Firecracker, anyone who isn't is at a huge disadvantage.
Thankfully, Firecracker has a free 30-day trial, a guarantee that you will pass USMLE Step 1 and Step 2CK and we're also offering Med students and IMGs who buy in the next 48 hours (before this Sunday, April 7 at 11:59pm EST) 30% off any plan they want. And, if you buy before April 7, we guarantee you will get all of our USMLE-style questions FREE for the length of your subscription. We just released 1,500 USMLE Step 1 and Step 2CK questions authored by Residents at Mass General and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and will be adding more each and every week. We will be charging separately for these questions soon. Learn more about all our new features and content at our blog: http://www.firecracker.me/blog
We know these tests are not easy, but anyone can excel on them with the right approach and a lot of hard work. We're here to make sure you succeed and will be by your side every step of the way. Let us help you unleash your potential.
Firecracker's Spaced Training & Adaptive Technology platform (STAT) helps us study smarter by leveraging cutting-edge learning and memory science. This helps us learn faster, remember more, and crush the USMLEs. Research shows that if we review something only once or twice, we're likely to forget it, but if we review it three or four times, it's likely to stick for good. There are thousands of facts we need to remember so it's not hard to understand why Firecracker is so popular. Creating a review schedule for thousands of concepts isn't practical. Thankfully that's exactly what Firecracker does for us.
M1s use Firecracker to crush their mid-terms and finals, and to make sure they retain the key concepts they have learned over the year. M1s who use Firecracker have a huge advantage when it comes time to study for the USMLE Step 1 because they can focus on M2 material and practice questions rather than having to relearn material from M1.
M2s use Firecracker to crush their tests and Shelf exams, and to make sure they retain what they learned in M1 as well as what they're learning in M2. They know that doing this will give them a big advantage when they start studying exclusively for the USMLE Step 1 because they can focus on doing practice questions rather than relearning underlying concepts. And, Firecracker just released 1,500 USMLE questions and have an exam interface identical to what you will see on USMLE Step 1. So you can also use Firecracker to get a ton of practice with questions very similar to what you will get on USMLE Step 1.
M3s use Firecracker to perform their best on major Clerkships like Surgery and Internal Medicine and the USMLE Step 2CK. And, Firecracker's over 13,000 open-ended recall questions are a great way to make sure you won't be caught flat-footed if a Resident or Attending puts you on the spot.
IMGs use Firecracker to make sure they remember what they read in books like First Aid, or learn from online lecture courses like Kaplan or DIT. IMGs who use Firecracker have a big advantage over other test takers when they start doing USMLE practice questions before they take USMLE Step 1 or Step 2CK. IMGs who use Firecracker do not have to worry that they will forget the key concepts that the USMLE questions are based on; they can focus on practicing USMLE questions and do not have to waste time relearning anything. And, Firecracker's 13,000+ open-ended recall questions are a great way to prepare for any Externship or Observership. US Physicians love to ask IMGs open-ended recall questions to test their knowledge of key facts and many IMGs have credited Firecracker with helping them get great recommendations from their program directors.