Introducing Firecracker for Pre-Med Students

Posted by Nate Green on Sep 16, 2014 6:37:02 PM

Many pre-med students don’t realize yet, but Firecracker is a tool that goes hand-in-hand with medical students scoring ultra high on their medical boards.

Now, however, Firecracker is using the same technology and learning science to prepare students to slay the MCAT.

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How does Firecracker work? Firecracker is able to help students outscore their peers because Firecracker isn’t the same old way of studying or some other review source. Firecracker is an adaptive learning platform that uses neuroscience, data analysis, time management, and many other scientifically validated principles to change the way students study. Here are a few key benefits of using Firecracker.

  • Firecracker gets results. A recent study showed that medical students who use Firecracker averaged a 243 on the Step 1 board exam. That’s 14 points higher than the national average of 229. More importantly, it’s higher than the average score of students accepted into the following competitive residencies:
    • Radiology
    • Dermatology
    • Anesthesiology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Internal Medicine
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Urology
    • OB/Gyn
    • Emergency Medicine
    • And just about any specialty you can think of
  • Firecracker learns your strengths and weakness; it then targets your weakness until they become strengths. For example, if you don’t quite remember all the ins and outs of nucleophilic substitution, Firecracker will make sure you do.
  • Firecracker uses spaced learning repetition to help you remember what you learned three weeks ago or even three semesters ago. Using Firecracker you won’t find yourself a semester away from taking the MCAT and having to relearn things about titrations or lens aberrations or cDNA generation or how aldosterone relates to kidney filtration. Firecracker always keeps your knowledge up to date.
  • Firecracker helps you develop good study habits. Firecracker’s scheduling system helps students spread out workloads over time instead of cramming.
  • Firecracker will help you have more success in your classes. Because Firecracker keeps everything you learn fresh in your brain, there will be much less of a chance that you will get left behind in a classroom discussion. Consequently, school will be more enjoyable and you will score higher on college exams.

"Firecracker is an amazing tool. It works in a beautifully intuitive manner to facilitate long-term memory building as it centers around applying science knowledge through study and review question completion. I am more motivated to study for the MCAT on my own with prep books because it means I will have more topics to flag on the Firecracker platform. I'd love to talk more about the effectiveness of Firecracker, it is helping me so much in my pursuits!" - Jarrett, Washington University at St. Louis

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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

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