How this D.O. student used Firecracker en route to board scores of 252 on Step 1 and 800 on COMLEX!

Posted by David Guertin on Jul 21, 2017 10:57:43 AM

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Firecracker D.O. is built for osteopathic medical students who want to kill two birds with one stone and crush every major challenge in sight; COMLEX and USMLE, COMATs, classes, and clinical Clerkships. We've recently rebuilt our osteopathy materials to address the most up to date COMLEX standards with comprehensive OMM content for the Shelf, and tons of newly published questions. More D.O. students than ever before are now taking USMLE as well, and balancing both board exams is easier than ever in Firecracker. Matthew, a third-year at PCOM, describes here how he was able to leverage the Firecracker D.O. platform in preparation for some stupendous success:

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Topics: Students, Tales from the front line, USMLE Step 1, COMLEX

How this Firecracker member scored a 526 on MCAT

Posted by David Guertin on May 23, 2017 12:45:31 PM

Firecracker has quickly become one of the most popular resources for medical students to use alongside coursework and to prepare for their major exams, and we've built out comprehensive content for Premedical years and MCAT into the same proven software. Not only do premedical students get full access to Firecracker via the mobile app and website to supplement their studies, the MCAT program is entirely free! When premedical students find out about this, they often respond by telling us we're "the best-kept secret in the test prep world." Oliver, whose voice is here in italics, is a premed at Baylor who wanted to crush his MCAT, and found Firecracker useful in achieving a near perfect score:

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Topics: Tales from the front line, MCAT, Firecracker, Testimonial

Firecracker Celebrates Match Day

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Mar 18, 2016 1:48:50 PM

In honor of Match Day, we've collected a few past Match Day experiences from Firecracker editors. We wish you all the best as you find out where the future of your medical career takes you!  

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Topics: Tales from the front line, Residency, Matching, Specialties

Using Firecracker During Your Dedicated Step 1 Prep

Posted by Trevor Rosenlof on Apr 2, 2015 9:50:13 PM

“I just wish I had started Firecracker earlier!”

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Topics: Tales from the front line, USMLE Step 1, Firecracker

How this Firecracker scored a 266 on USMLE Step 1

Posted by chat@firecracker.me on Jun 18, 2013 5:09:36 PM

Firecrackers report "ridiculously high" USMLE scores all the time, but most don't share exactly what resources they used, how they used them, when the started using them, or what their NBME practice test scores were leading up to the big day. One Firecracker did all this and more! You can read about his experience preparing for USMLE Step 1 below.

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Topics: Tales from the front line, USMLE Step 1

How this Firecracker scored a 266 on USMLE Step 1

Posted by firecrackerinc on Jun 18, 2013 5:09:36 PM

Firecrackers report "ridiculously high" USMLE scores all the time, but most don't share exactly what resources they used, how they used them, when the started using them, or what their NBME practice test scores were leading up to the big day. One Firecracker did all this and more! You can read about his experience preparing for USMLE Step 1 below.

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Topics: Tales from the front line, USMLE Step 1

Tales from the front lines: Leland Stillman

Posted by chat@firecracker.me on Aug 21, 2012 9:33:21 PM

One of the respiratory therapists (RTs) is holding the Doppler over the patient's femoral vein. I can hear the patient's blood pumping, in time with my hands pumping up and down on his chest. He had coded in the ICU, after we had stabilized him from his motor-vehicle-accident. He was in recovery. His family had expected to see him soon.

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Topics: USMLE, Tales from the front line, Medical Education

Tales from the front lines: Leland Stillman

Posted by firecrackerinc on Aug 21, 2012 9:33:21 PM

One of the respiratory therapists (RTs) is holding the Doppler over the patient's femoral vein. I can hear the patient's blood pumping, in time with my hands pumping up and down on his chest. He had coded in the ICU, after we had stabilized him from his motor-vehicle-accident. He was in recovery. His family had expected to see him soon.

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Topics: USMLE, Tales from the front line, 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 chat@firecracker.me.

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