Why Firecracker Works, Part 1: Solving the Forgetting Problem

Posted by firecrackerinc on Apr 16, 2013 5:05:53 PM

"If you can not measure it, you can not improve it." -- Lord Kelvin

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Topics: Learning & Memory Science, Spaced Learning

New in Firecracker: Question Scheduling Options & Other Improvements

Posted by chat@firecracker.me on Jan 8, 2013 9:16:37 PM

Happy New Year everyone!

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Topics: Medical Education, Learning & Memory Science, New Features, Spaced Learning

New in Firecracker: Question Scheduling Options & Other Improvements

Posted by firecrackerinc on Jan 8, 2013 9:16:37 PM

Happy New Year everyone!

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Topics: Medical Education, Learning & Memory Science, New Features, Spaced Learning

NEW: Gunner Training MCAT Program!

Posted by chat@firecracker.me on May 20, 2010 6:08:58 AM

You’re studying for the MCAT. Or looking perhaps for an extra advantage in your pre-medical courses. What if you could have an Ivy-League tutor on 24/7 call? Or better yet, something even smarter than that! A system that explains the essence of the more than 500 MCAT topics in chemistry, physics, orgo, and biology in a logical, relevant way accompanied by clear, easily understandable diagrams. A system that knows your weak points, organizes your review, retests you at just the right times, guiding you all the way. No wasted time, maximum review. A system that simply makes sure you literally know everything cold, reaching your full potential. In short: a system that makes you a ‘Gunner’; in med-student lingo, that’s the equivalent of ‘Top Gun’.

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Topics: MCAT, New Features, Spaced Learning

NEW: Gunner Training MCAT Program!

Posted by firecrackerinc on May 20, 2010 6:08:58 AM

You’re studying for the MCAT. Or looking perhaps for an extra advantage in your pre-medical courses. What if you could have an Ivy-League tutor on 24/7 call? Or better yet, something even smarter than that! A system that explains the essence of the more than 500 MCAT topics in chemistry, physics, orgo, and biology in a logical, relevant way accompanied by clear, easily understandable diagrams. A system that knows your weak points, organizes your review, retests you at just the right times, guiding you all the way. No wasted time, maximum review. A system that simply makes sure you literally know everything cold, reaching your full potential. In short: a system that makes you a ‘Gunner’; in med-student lingo, that’s the equivalent of ‘Top Gun’.

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Topics: MCAT, New Features, Spaced Learning

The New (2.0) Interface of Medical Education

Posted by chat@firecracker.me on Sep 22, 2009 5:09:17 PM

Last week we launched the second iteration of Gunner Training. This project took a few months to complete. Our primary target was making a good user experience even better. Judging from our users' responses, we achieved that goal. Here's some of the feedback we got:

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Topics: USMLE, New Features, Spaced Learning, USMLE Step 1

The New (2.0) Interface of Medical Education

Posted by firecrackerinc on Sep 22, 2009 5:09:17 PM

Last week we launched the second iteration of Gunner Training. This project took a few months to complete. Our primary target was making a good user experience even better. Judging from our users' responses, we achieved that goal. Here's some of the feedback we got:

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Topics: USMLE, New Features, Spaced Learning, USMLE Step 1

Gunner Training Works!

Posted by chat@firecracker.me on Jun 7, 2009 2:42:46 PM

Here at Gunner Training, we are data geeks. And as such, we set up our databases for performance analysis. At the request of B.W., one of our users, we cranked out some data to show just how effective our approach is. The results might surprise you.

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Topics: USMLE, Spaced Learning, USMLE Step 1

Gunner Training Works!

Posted by firecrackerinc on Jun 7, 2009 2:42:46 PM

Here at Gunner Training, we are data geeks. And as such, we set up our databases for performance analysis. At the request of B.W., one of our users, we cranked out some data to show just how effective our approach is. The results might surprise you.

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Topics: USMLE, Spaced Learning, USMLE Step 1

A History of Gunner Training, Part 1

Posted by chat@firecracker.me on Jun 3, 2009 8:53:36 AM

It’s been a month since GT went live, and I finally have some time (it’s 2AM on a quiet call night) to start this blog. As with most things, it’s a good idea to start at the beginning. In GT’s case, this was several years ago, when we were still in medical school.

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Topics: USMLE, Residency, Spaced Learning, USMLE Step 1

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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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