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Limited customer service through Friday

Posted by firecrackerinc on Apr 17, 2014 5:54:49 AM

Hi Firecrackers,

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Topics: Medical Education

New! Change log of updated content

Posted by firecrackerinc on Apr 16, 2014 6:51:35 AM

We've added a change log of the content we update - topics and questions!

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Win a medical relief trip for you and four friends!

Posted by firecrackerinc on Apr 15, 2014 7:15:21 AM

Want to win a medical relief trip for you and four friends? We're giving away 10 weeklong Global Health Scholarships through our partnership with the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC).

Invite your friends to Firecracker for a chance to win!

Here's how it works:

  • Start inviting your friends through our invite system.
  • Earn 1 raffle ticket for every friend you invite between now and May 11th.
  • Earn 2 raffle tickets for every friend who signs up for a free trial month by May 11th.
  • Earn 3 raffle tickets for every friend who purchases time by May 11th.*
  • We will draw 3 winners on May 12th!

1st prize will win a trip for five, 2nd prize will win a trip for three, and 3rd prize will win a trip for two. Winners may choose between the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, or Nicaragua!

Click here to invite your friends to Firecracker!

*In addition to 3 raffle tickets, you each get a free month when a friend purchases as little as 1 month! You may always earn free months by inviting friends. Pre-meds, med students, osteopathic students - you can invite them all!

FIMRC is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving health in the developing world through the implementation of innovative and self-sustaining programs across the globe. Check out the different programs FIMRC offers!

Medical students who win will participate in a Comparative Health Immersion Rotation Program (CHIRP). The program is tailored to each student's level of experience and the requirements of his or her school. Students will be exposed to clinical activities and preventative health initiatives dependent on the main health issues and program structure of the country they choose.

Pre-medical students who win will participate in a Global Health Volunteer Program (GHVP). Students will have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience, from shadowing FIMRC clinicians to running diabetes prevention and nutritional health education programs. FIMRC is dedicated to matching students with the experiences they're seeking.

Start inviting your classmates and friends from other schools to enter. Good luck!

- The Firecracker Team

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Security: Firecracker Heartbleed Update

Posted by firecrackerinc on Apr 14, 2014 7:01:51 AM

You may have heard the Internet buzzing this past week about a critical vulnerability in website security. The bug is called "Heartbleed", and you can find the technical details online. We're happy to report that Firecracker servers do not use the versions of OpenSSL affected by the bug. This means that any secure SSL connections you have with Firecracker, including signing in and paying, are still protected by the same rigorous security standards.

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Topics: Medical Education

A Look into Effective MCAT and USMLE Study Strategies: Part 1

Posted by firecrackerinc on Apr 10, 2014 12:05:02 PM

Yesterday, we tweeted about how a good night's sleep can cement memories better than inadequate rest. Recent studies presented at this week's annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society support the theory that late-night cramming sessions are not the best way to prepare for exams.

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Topics: Medical Education

Meet Trevor Rosenlof, Editor-in-Chief at Firecracker!

Posted by firecrackerinc on Apr 9, 2014 7:12:02 AM

To kick off our series on the editors who author Firecracker's world-class content, we'd like to introduce you to Trevor Rosenlof, Editor-in-Chief!

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Topics: Medical Education

BREAKING - CDC Mandates Zombie Content on 2015 MCATs and USMLEs

Posted by firecrackerinc on Apr 1, 2014 8:46:34 AM

- BREAKING NEWS -

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New! Interact with fellow Firecrackers using comments

Posted by firecrackerinc on Mar 3, 2014 9:17:56 AM

We've launched a new way of interacting with your fellow Firecrackers. You can now easily add and see comments from students just like you.

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Topics: Medical Education

Customer service, with just the right amount of warm milk

Posted by firecrackerinc on Feb 26, 2014 9:15:00 AM

This past weekend, I visited a coffee shop with my friend Matt. I defaulted to my usual latte but Matt, who really, really loves his coffee, ordered an espresso with milk on the side. We sat down, and Matt sipped some of the espresso before pouring the milk in.

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Topics: Medical Education

New! Incredibly improved search

Posted by firecrackerinc on Feb 24, 2014 10:43:28 AM

Starting today, we're giving you more options than ever to search through Firecracker's content. Some highlights:

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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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