Emily Baillieul

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Daily Patient Cases, the Sale, and The Streak

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Jan 24, 2018 4:39:47 PM

Yes, we are having a sale. Also, a challenge.

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Topics: Daily Patient Cases, The Streak

Using Firecracker for Clerkships

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Jan 19, 2018 2:16:14 PM

We've rounded up some background information and best practices for using Firecracker for Clerkships.

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Happy Holidays from Firecracker Part II

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Dec 29, 2017 12:15:19 PM

So...we've almost made it to the end of 2017. It's been an interesting year, for everyone. Through December 31st, we're having our hoiday sale on Firecracker:

1 year of Firecracker for $150

18 months of Firecracker for $200

2 years of Firecracker for $250 ... and more.

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Topics: Firecracker MD, Firecracker DO

Happy Holidays: Books from Firecracker

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Dec 16, 2017 12:12:12 PM

We hope you’re surviving (or have survived) finals season. You’re probably looking ahead to next semester as well. We know from conversations with students that they are using several resources to help them keep up with classes, boards and wards. It's that time of year for us too. Our end of year sale is here! Starting today, through December 24th we're offering the lowest possible rate on Firecracker:$150 for 1 year, $250 for two years.

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Topics: Textbooks

Firecracker's November Sale Ends Tomorrow

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Nov 29, 2017 6:10:15 PM

Through tomorrow night you can subscribe to Firecracker MD or Firecracker DO for $180 for 1 year, $300 for 2 years, or $400 for 4 years. This includes, well, everything:

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SketchyMicro and Pathoma Companions

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Nov 19, 2017 12:31:34 PM

This Friday we released two new PDF books to members: SketchyMicro and Pathoma companions. Like our other textbooks, these are complete renderings of Firecracker’s SketchyMicro and Pathoma topic coverage, complete with images, tables and charts. Each chapter links back to the relevant topic inside Firecracker so that you can kick off a flash card or test-question session directly.

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Topics: How to Use Firecracker, Textbooks

It's the End of Back to School at Firecracker

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Sep 28, 2017 4:21:29 PM

We're wrapping up our annual Back to School sale, for new students Firecracker is $300 for 2 years through Saturday at 8 p.m.

If you join now - this is what's on the immediate horizon for Firecracker. Coming to Firecracker in October:

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Topics: Medical Education

Harvey

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Sep 6, 2017 3:18:19 PM

Like most people we've been following the aftermath of the storm in Texas. Here are a couple organizations that are working on the recovery in Houston:

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Step by Step: Step 1, Clerkships, Step 2...Residency

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Aug 18, 2017 3:40:06 PM

Through August 21: Get Firecracker for 2 years, $250.

There’s a method to this. Medical school is a marathon rather than a sprint. If you’re taking your Step 1 exam this spring you know you need to begin serious study now so that you will be prepared when you start your dedicated prep period in a few months.

We've been tracking the Step 1 scores of Firecracker and non-Firecracker users for three years. Every year Firecracker users outperform non-users, and by an increasing margin. No other learning tool can claim this. Our most recent data shows Firecracker can raise Step 1 scores by 16 points - that can make all the difference in terms of the residency placement you’re able to achieve.  

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Topics: USMLE Step 2 CK, USMLE Step 1, Clerkships

Time is of the essence

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Aug 12, 2017 3:36:57 PM

If you're a medical students your time is valuable, and limited.

Medical students we surveyed last year said they spent 30 hours a week, or more, studying. With classes, labs, and self-directed study all demanding their own time, it makes sense that medical students are at their maximum working capacity for most of medical school.

Firecracker can help you learn more with less studying.

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Topics: How to Use Firecracker, Evidence-based

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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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