Ben Williams

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Firecracker keeps your data safe and private

Posted by Ben Williams on Oct 19, 2014 1:43:44 PM

At Firecracker, we take security and privacy very seriously. You trust us with very sensitive information, and we routinely upgrade our systems to protect you. You may have heard of recent high-profile security risks floating around the Internet. We want to assure you that we've taken the following steps to protect you, even though we've had no reports of being affected.

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Topics: Medical Education

Firecracker 2.0 for Android

Posted by Ben Williams on Sep 24, 2014 7:11:06 AM

It’s been just under 3 months since we launched the Firecracker 1.0 App for Android and iOS, and it’s been a huge success! We love hearing how our mobile apps fit so well into your busy student lives.

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Topics: Medical Education

The best Anatomy flashcard study plan

Posted by Ben Williams on Aug 5, 2014 8:50:07 AM

Firecracker is the ultimate coursework companion for med school. Students who used Firecracker alongside their classes crushed USMLE Step 1 in 2014 with an average score of 245. There's no better way to learn faster and remember everything you need for classes, clerkships, and standardized exams.

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Topics: Medical Education

NEW - Upgraded Step 2 Topics (Week of August 4)

Posted by Ben Williams on Aug 4, 2014 11:05:47 AM

Hi Firecrackers!

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Topics: Medical Education

NEW - Upgraded Step 2 Topics (Week of July 28)

Posted by Ben Williams on Jul 29, 2014 12:44:28 PM

Hi Firecrackers!

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Topics: Medical Education

Surveying the med school lifestyle

Posted by Ben Williams on Jul 29, 2014 8:25:30 AM

Take the Firecracker Annual Medical Student Survey and be a part of our first comprehensive report on the lifestyles of medical students! From the ways you manage your time to the various study resources you use, your input is critical for us to paint a complete picture of life in med school.

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Topics: Medical Education

NEW - Upgraded Step 2 Topics (Week of July 21)

Posted by Ben Williams on Jul 21, 2014 10:52:59 AM

Hi Firecrackers!

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Topics: Medical Education

Meet our Editors - Van Krueger

Posted by Ben Williams on Jul 16, 2014 7:21:15 AM

Next up in our series of editor profiles is Van Krueger! Van graduated from Bowdoin College in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and is now pursuing his M.D. at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is a managing editor of Firecracker's medical content!

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Topics: Medical Education

NEW - Upgraded Step 2 Topics (Week of July 14)

Posted by Ben Williams on Jul 14, 2014 7:12:36 AM

Hi Firecrackers!

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Topics: Medical Education

Firecracker's New iOS and Android Apps

Posted by Ben Williams on Jul 11, 2014 10:22:17 AM

Now you can take Firecracker with you on the go! Download our dedicated mobile apps in the Apple App Store or Google Play to get started.

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Topics: Medical Education

Welcome to Firecracker

Firecracker is an adaptive learning platform that uses amazing content coupled with spaced repetition to help medical students crush their exams. We offer programs for both individual students, and entire medical schools. If you'd like to learn more contact us at chat@firecracker.me.

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