New Firecracker Products are Here

Posted by Keith Frankel on Feb 10, 2017 12:40:35 PM
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Today we’re excited to announce the launch of a new suite of Firecracker products. Until now, all of our features and content were available in two subscriptions: Firecracker MD & DO. These contained everything we’ve ever built: complete topic coverage for Step 1, Step 2, and COMLEX exams, as well Clerkships, Dedicated Test Prep mode, and High Yield mode. Beginning today, though, we’re offering a set of these as standalone products. You can now purchase High Yield only mode as a standalone for Step 1, Step 2, or COMLEX Level 1 exams. These feature a smaller content set and a single board practice exam. In addition, you can also now purchase each of our Clerkships as standalone products, each containing only the relevant topics and a single shelf practice exam to help you as you’re running around the wards.

We’re doing this so that students can more accurately choose the product that targets their study/test needs. We will still offer full Firecracker MD and DO, which will continue to contain all Firecracker flash-cards for spaced repetition, the entire Q-bank for Step 1, Step 2, and COMLEX exams, and all course, clerkship, and board practice exams - over a dozen in total. Plus, all future feature updates will automatically be included in the full Firecracker MD & DO subscription, although not necessarily in High Yield only or Standalone Clerkships.

Here are some student cases, and the products that suit each case.

High Yield Only

Standalone High Yield for Step 1, Step 2, and COMLEX L1 contains about 50% of the topics, flashcards, and Q-bank content of full Firecracker MD/DO. While it’s not exhaustive, it is a good way to accelerate your board preparation by learning a smaller set of information well, in addition to being a good choice for students using many other resources. High Yield will still link questions and answers back to First Aid 2016 and Pathoma. Notes, Daily Patient Cases, and other features are available as well. However, Dedicated Test Prep mode is not included.

Standalone Clerkships

Intended for M2, M3, and M4 students who have current clerkships. Firecracker currently offers Clerkships courses for Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, and OB/Gyn. Now you can purchase access to one clerkship for one month, mark all the content, and do your daily to-dos to make sure you’re retaining information in that Clerkship. Then, when you’re ready, you can take a practice Shelf exam in your Clerkship to test your knowledge.

Firecracker MD / DO (Full)

The original flagship Firecracker product. Firecracker MD / DO provides access to all our content: Step 1, Step 2, and COMLEX content including: 3500 topics, 33,000 flashcards, 2300 Q-bank questions, and over a dozen practice exams. Firecracker MD and DO also come with High Yield mode, Dedicated Test Prep mode, and Clerkships included. If you only want to buy a single resource to help you throughout all of medical school – including in your courses, clerkships, and boards – this is the best plan for the money.

You can see the new plans and pricing here

If you have any questions about these new products, or what you should be using please contact us:

Topics: How to Use Firecracker, Clerkships, High Yield

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