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

Dedicated Test Prep Mode on Your iPhone

Posted by David Guertin on Mar 16, 2017 11:39:57 AM

Dedicated Test Prep mode (DTP) is now live in our iOS app for iPad and iPhone users. For anyone who hasn’t heard yet, DTP Mode is designed specifically for use during the final 30 to 90 days before your big board exam. It transitions your studying to better align with how the most successful students spend their final few weeks. In DTP Mode you’ll shift your focus to working through Firecracker’s Q-bank on a subject by subject basis, with follow up remediation tasks to fill in any weak areas. Plus, at the end of each week we’ll assign you a single practice block for your upcoming board exam, which you can take to get comfortable with the exam format and see how prepared you are relative to your peers.

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Topics: Mobile Apps, Dedicated Prep

Predictive Validity of Firecracker’s Dedicated Test Prep Practice Blocks

Posted by Elliott Bartsch on Aug 19, 2016 4:55:47 PM

Earlier this year, we launched a special mode in Firecracker – Dedicated Test Prep Mode – which allows students to continue – or even start – using Firecracker during those last few weeks leading up to their boards (i.e. right before and during your dedicated prep). Historically, students stopped using Firecracker during this period for the industry standard UFAP (U-World, First Aid, Pathoma). And while our goal was not necessarily to replace any or all of UFAP, we did want to provide students with the option to use features which we believed were more effective and couldn’t be found anywhere else, either independently or alongside other resources.

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Topics: USMLE, Big Data, Dedicated Prep

Demonstration: Firecracker for Your MS2

Posted by David Guertin on Jul 28, 2016 3:59:19 PM

Today I hosted a demonstration of Firecracker for incoming M2 students. The full demo is available here, we cover everything from setting up your Firecracker through to using our new Dedicated Test Prep mode in the final few weeks before your USMLE Step 1 test:

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Topics: How to Use Firecracker, Dedicated Prep, M2

Dedicated Test Prep Demonstration

Posted by Emily Baillieul on May 24, 2016 10:36:52 PM
David Guertin takes students through the new Dedicated Test Prep Mode on Firecracker. This is new, Q-bank backed Firecracker for students to use in the final 30-90 days before their board exam. It's intended to help you prepare for the Step 1, Step 2, or COMLEX exam.
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Topics: How to Use Firecracker, Dedicated Prep

What Are Students Studying in Dedicated Prep

Posted by Emily Baillieul on May 13, 2016 4:56:47 PM

Earlier this week we released Dedicated Test Prep Mode on Firecracker, for users who are < 90 days away from a board exam. As of this writing, over 600 students are using Dedicated Test Prep Mode and here are the Step 1 topics they are studying:

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Topics: New Features, USMLE Step 1, Firecracker, Dedicated Prep

Get Ready: Dedicated Test Prep Mode

Posted by Keith Frankel on May 6, 2016 3:26:26 PM

After three months of work, we’ve released a huge addition to the Firecracker platform: Dedicated Test Prep Mode. For those of you getting ready for your boards, below is an overview of everything you have to look forward to with this new update.

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

New in Firecracker: A Q-bank of 2,200 Test-Style Clinical Vignettes

Posted by Keith Frankel on Mar 31, 2016 4:12:21 PM

New in Firecracker: A Q-bank of 2,200 Test-Style Clinical Vignettes.

And they're included in your Firecracker membership. If you're not yet a member, it's free to join: Sign up for Firecracker

We’re excited to launch the first wave of our new Dedicated Test Prep (DTP) features: Firecracker’s Q-bank of 2,200 test-style clinical vignettes. You can now access these CVs directly from Study Something Specific by going to the subject area of the content tree you’re interested in assessing yourself on, selecting the number and type of CVs you want to attempt, and then working through them in the same exam-taking experience you’ll encounter on the actual board exam.

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Topics: Dedicated Prep, Q-bank

Previewing Dedicated Test Prep Mode Part 2: Your Mastery Scorecard

Posted by Keith Frankel on Mar 30, 2016 8:25:55 PM

This is part two of a series previewing the recently announced Dedicated Test Prep Mode in Firecracker.

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Topics: Dedicated Prep

From the Editors: Preparing for the Step 1 (part 2)

Posted by Christian Wishka on Mar 29, 2016 4:36:51 PM

This is an example of how to study in the weeks before your Step 1 test from Christian Wishka, a Firecracker editor. Later this week, Firecracker will be releasing a new Dedicated Test Prep Mode for use in your final weeks of preparation.

Using Firecracker in The Run Up to your Test

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Topics: USMLE Step 1, Dedicated Prep

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