2017 Family Medicine Shelf Analysis

Posted by Elliott Bartsch on Aug 9, 2017 11:59:39 AM

We've made an analysis of Firecracker's effect on Family Medicine NBME shelf scores.1 We compared the Family Medicine NBME shelf scores of these Firecracker users against the nation average and found Firecracker users score an average of 7 points higher.

Distribution of Scores:

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Topics: Clinical Rotations, Clerkships, Family Medicine, Data Science

Introducing: Family Medicine on Firecracker

Posted by Nate Green on Nov 18, 2016 11:45:00 AM

We know that about 65% of Firecracker users will take the NBME Shelf exam for Family Medicine. This Shelf exam is unique in its scope: it covers all organ systems, all age ranges, and every common pathology. That represents a lot of material to absorb and retain while you’re running around the wards, caring for patients, and trying to get through your third year of medical school.

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Topics: USMLE Step 2 CK, Practice Exams, Family Medicine

Preparing for Your Family Medicine Rotation

Posted by Van Krueger on Nov 4, 2015 1:54:46 PM

Preparing for your Family Medicine Rotation

Your family medicine clerkship is a rotation unlike any other in terms of the day to day experience (and, unfortunately, the final exam- more on than later).  Unlike other rotations, in family medicine rotations you are paired up with a family practitioner and spend all day, every day of the rotation working right alongside her/him.  Odds are you will spend more time with that attending then all other attendings of your core clerkships combined.  In most schools, you are matched with physicians in surrounding rural areas and might even end up living there during the week.  This is a unique opportunity to experience rural medicine. 

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Topics: Clinical Rotations, Clerkships, Family Medicine

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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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