Emily Baillieul

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COMLEX L2 on Firecracker

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Jun 14, 2017 3:46:17 PM

Following our release of the new COMLEX L1 product on Firecracker, the Firecracker content and engineering team has released COMLEX L2. If you're an existing Firecracker DO user you'll find it under your content drop down on Study Something Specific:

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Topics: USMLE Step 2 CK, COMLEX

Summer Study Plans on Firecracker

Posted by Emily Baillieul on May 20, 2017 10:27:53 AM

Through May 31st we're having a specific Summer Study Sale: 2 months free for Firecracker this summer.

Many medical students, including incoming medical students, will begin classes in late July or early August. Meaning there are roughly 8 weeks in the summer to use to catch up, or get ahead on the next school year.

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Topics: Summer Study Plan

FIMRC: Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children

Posted by Emily Baillieul on May 3, 2017 4:54:36 PM

Way back in time, in the distant days of 2006, Firecracker's CEO Ben Williams was getting his start as the head of an organization called FIMRC. FIMRC is the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children, a non-profit that runs sites and clinics all over the world to provide families with access to medical care. 

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Topics: Pre-Medical Education, Medical Education, FIMRC

Highlighting is Here!

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Apr 18, 2017 12:17:00 PM

On Monday we released highlighting on Firecracker (yaaaaaa)! Now, we offer three different colors that you can use to highlight and organize content. Lots of users have asked us for this feature, and we think it will be a great expansion of our existing notes feature. Use it on any topic content on Firecracker, through either your daily questions or via Study Something Specific.

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Topics: How to Use Firecracker

Dedicated Test Prep Mode on Firecracker

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Mar 23, 2017 8:28:09 PM

Dedicated Test Prep mode is the Q-bank based mode that Firecracker recommends for students who are 30 to 90 days away from one of their big board exams. Today David Guertin lead a webinar demonstration and Q&A for Dedicated Test Prep mode:

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Topics: USMLE Step 2 CK, USMLE Step 1, Dedicated Prep

NEW: Exams in Our iOS App

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Mar 3, 2017 2:10:43 PM

Greetings! We've just released version 3.1 of our iOS app. With this release, you can now take exams on your mobile Apple device! Just open up the menu and select take and exam...

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Topics: Practice Exams, Exams, Mobile Apps

The Streak

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Sep 9, 2016 12:19:03 PM

Hey folks! Just wanted to let you know that as of September 13 this offer is closed. If you really like the idea let us know, we'll bring it back in the future!

We've spent the past year continuing to develop our Q-bank. We now have over 1,500 questions for Step 1/COMLEX exams, and over 1000 questions for the Step 2. We've also used this program to create practice exams for all the boards, and most of the Shelf exams.

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Topics: Q-bank, Daily Patient Cases

2016 Year in Review Survey

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Jul 31, 2016 1:02:44 PM

Every year, we survey medical students and doctors about their experiences in school, studying, and working. Our goal is to learn what helps medical students and doctors be successful, how they’re feeling about their vocation and, more broadly, about life in medicine. We’re excited to announce that we’ve just opened our 2016 survey.

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Topics: Medical Education, Life Outside Medicine, Survey

Upcoming Webinars on Firecracker

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Jul 25, 2016 1:50:31 PM

It's that time of year again: Back to School! Over the next couple months we're going to be holding weekly webinars on how to use Firecracker - for both pre-clinical and clinical medical students. And, every user who attends will receive a link for discount on Firecracker if and when they are ready to subscribe. We hope you will join us.

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Topics: How to Use Firecracker, Webinars

Firecracker for Your Clinical Years - Demo

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Jun 7, 2016 9:24:36 AM

On June 6th David Guertin led a demonstration of how to use Firecracker's Step 2 module to prepare for rotations:

 
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Topics: USMLE Step 2 CK, How to Use Firecracker, Clinical Rotations

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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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