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How this Firecracker scored a 246 on USMLE Step 1

Posted by davidguertin on Jan 29, 2015 9:18:48 AM

Firecracker members averaged in the 240's on Step 1 of the USMLE in 2014, and we anticipate even greater success in 2015. We've found that most medical students use three or more resources to gear up for Step 1, and Firecracker's strength is not only integrating well with other resources, but also providing an advantageous study service even if you don't have much time to devote. Perhaps the most popular and effective combination of USMLE preparation resources we've heard of (commonly referred to as the UFAP method) is detailed below. One exceptional third-year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh has generously shared strategies and experiences that led to this score report:

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Topics: USMLE, Medical Education, USMLE Step 1

NEW - Upgraded Step 2 Topics (Week of January 12)

Posted by davidguertin on Jan 16, 2015 12:36:22 PM

Hey there, Firecrackers!

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Topics: Medical Education

How This Firecracker Scored a 255 on USMLE Step 1

Posted by davidguertin on Dec 29, 2014 12:32:22 PM

Firecracker members reported outstanding performance on the USMLE Step 1 in 2014, and we can't wait to receive score reports for the 2015 exams! This third-year UC medical student used Firecracker to stay on top of learned material from first and second years, simultaneously preparing for Step 1. After finishing with the first Step of the USMLE, he decided to share his experience. We all hope you'll find this helpful!

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Topics: Medical Education

Limited Customer Service During Holidays This Year

Posted by davidguertin on Dec 23, 2014 12:07:47 PM

Hey there, Firecrackers!

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Topics: Medical Education

NEW - Upgraded Step 2 Topics (Week of December 15)

Posted by davidguertin on Dec 18, 2014 11:38:07 AM

Hi Firecrackers!

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Topics: Medical Education

When To Get Crackin!

Posted by davidguertin on Dec 15, 2014 12:24:35 PM

Students often ask us when is the best time to pick up Firecracker, and one of the most commonly expressed feelings is they wish they'd started earlier. Picking up this software early on in your studies allows you to more easily review all of the testable facts and concepts, and complete many more practice questions. Our membership reports best results on Step 1 after long-term use of Firecracker (see graph below). You can trust the data, and hear what Firecracker members have to say too!

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Topics: Medical Education

NEW - Upgraded Step 2 Topics (Week of December 8)

Posted by davidguertin on Dec 10, 2014 11:25:56 AM

Hey, Firecrackers!

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Topics: Medical Education

NEW - Upgraded Step 2 Topics (Week of December 1)

Posted by davidguertin on Dec 2, 2014 7:59:09 AM

Howdy, Firecrackers!

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Topics: Medical Education

Limited Customer Service During Thanksgiving Break

Posted by davidguertin on Nov 25, 2014 1:01:47 PM

Hey. Firecrackers! We will be operating with a limited customer service team for the holidays, to return to the office this coming Monday, December 1. All support tickets will receive a response then. We hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving weekend; don't forget to eat some wonderful food!

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Topics: Medical Education

This Year in Conferences and Caricatures

Posted by davidguertin on Nov 21, 2014 8:20:31 AM

This year, the Firecracker team has travelled to many US states, and a few different countries. We love to bring caricaturists to each major conference, so students and administrators alike can take home a personalized piece of art after visiting Firecracker's booth. Here are some of the most impressive caricatures we've seen:

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Topics: Medical Education

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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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