How this medical student used Firecracker to ace both USMLE and COMLEX

Posted by David Guertin on Apr 30, 2015 9:22:14 PM

Jared, a third-year osteopathic medical student at Touro COM in New York, used Firecracker effectively on an accelerated schedule while simultaneously preparing for USMLE and COMLEX. The vast majority of osteopathic medical students must now take both exams before graduating. While our data indicates the best performing students start using this software early, Jared has proven that condensing Firecracker’s material into a shorter period of time can yield fantastic results as well! If you’re considering using Firecracker during crunch time leading up to your exam date(s), then why not take a page out of a student's book who already crushed USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1? Jared shares how he geared up to ace his major exams below:

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Topics: USMLE, USMLE Step 1, COMLEX

How this Firecracker scored a 258 on USMLE Step 1

Posted by David Guertin on Apr 23, 2015 3:39:25 PM

Thousands of medical students in the Caribbean have signed up for Firecracker recently, and we love to see our members engaging on this platform en route to stupendous success on the Step! Scoring well on Step 1 of the USMLE is critical for medical students everywhere, particularly for those at Caribbean schools who wish to practice medicine in the US. A third-year medical student at Ross University in the Caribbean who scored a 258 on Step 1 this year wrote the following to help guide you to use Firecracker effectively in your pursuit of a fantastic score on the USMLE:

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Topics: USMLE, USMLE Step 1, Firecracker

Last 2 Weeks Before the USMLE Step 1

Posted by Trevor Rosenlof on Mar 24, 2015 2:53:42 PM

“This is your test. Every path you have trod through wilderness, through war, has led to this road. The enemy will never let (insert your name) score high on USMLE Step 1.”

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Topics: USMLE, USMLE Step 1

How this Firecracker scored a 246 on USMLE Step 1

Posted by David Guertin on Jan 29, 2015 9:18:48 AM

Firecracker members averaged in the 240's on Step 1 of the USMLE in 2014, and we anticipate even greater success in 2015. We've found that most medical students use three or more resources to gear up for Step 1, and Firecracker's strength is not only integrating well with other resources, but also providing an advantageous study service even if you don't have much time to devote. Perhaps the most popular and effective combination of USMLE preparation resources we've heard of (commonly referred to as the UFAP method) is detailed below. One exceptional third-year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh has generously shared strategies and experiences that led to this score report:

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Topics: USMLE, Medical Education, USMLE Step 1

How this Firecracker scored a 246 on USMLE Step 1

Posted by davidguertin on Jan 29, 2015 9:18:48 AM

Firecracker members averaged in the 240's on Step 1 of the USMLE in 2014, and we anticipate even greater success in 2015. We've found that most medical students use three or more resources to gear up for Step 1, and Firecracker's strength is not only integrating well with other resources, but also providing an advantageous study service even if you don't have much time to devote. Perhaps the most popular and effective combination of USMLE preparation resources we've heard of (commonly referred to as the UFAP method) is detailed below. One exceptional third-year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh has generously shared strategies and experiences that led to this score report:

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Topics: USMLE, Medical Education, USMLE Step 1

How to use Firecracker

Posted by firecrackerinc on Feb 9, 2014 8:00:44 PM

3 Steps to Effective Learning

1. Choose a Topic
Firecracker has thousands of topics that cover the key facts pre-medical and medical students need to know. These subjects are grouped by categories and subjects. Keep clicking on categories and subjects until you find a topic you want to study.
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Topics: USMLE, Pre-Medical Education, Medical Education, User Interface, MCAT

How to use Firecracker

Posted by chat@firecracker.me on Feb 9, 2014 8:00:44 PM

3 Steps to Effective Learning

1. Choose a Topic
Firecracker has thousands of topics that cover the key facts pre-medical and medical students need to know. These subjects are grouped by categories and subjects. Keep clicking on categories and subjects until you find a topic you want to study.
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Topics: USMLE, Pre-Medical Education, Medical Education, User Interface, MCAT

"Med students flock to study site from Cambridge startup Firecracker" - Boston Business Journal

Posted by chat@firecracker.me on Oct 4, 2012 6:48:32 PM

Firecracker is blowing up! Our rapid growth was just profiled in the Boston Business Journal. Check out the article here.

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Topics: USMLE, Medical Education, Press

"Med students flock to study site from Cambridge startup Firecracker" - Boston Business Journal

Posted by firecrackerinc on Oct 4, 2012 6:48:32 PM

Firecracker is blowing up! Our rapid growth was just profiled in the Boston Business Journal. Check out the article here.

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Topics: USMLE, Medical Education, Press

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

Welcome to Firecracker

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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