Firecracker has introduced a new way to add control to your workflow. For students who like to quiz themselves on active recall questions directly from topic pages, we now arm you with more choices for how to review those questions. A menu is now available for you to choose questions based on those you have never seen, or based on how those questions relate your rated level of confidence with that answer. Boom.
Cuts, scrapes and bruises are just a fact of life, but we do everything we can to keep your studies ship shape. That’s why we’ve added citations for First Aid 2019 to Firecracker. They are live NOW and we're celebrating with a FLASH SALE!
Like thousands of Firecracker users, you probably have added a note within the platform while you study. On one hand, it’s great that there are so many topics covered in Firecracker, but on the other hand, with all of those topics and all of those personal notes, it can be hard to remember where you took them.
Topics: Export Notes
The Firecracker team is pleased to resume regular updates to this blog, which aims to help you navigate the platform, learn about what’s new, find out how your peers are using Firecracker, and much more.
A 29-year-old man is brought to the emergency department after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. The patient’s temperature is 36.8°C (98.2°F), pulse rate is 120/min, blood pressure is 80/45 mm Hg, and respiratory rate is 20/min, and oxygen saturation 97% on 2L nasal cannula. The patient is somnolent and responds only to painful stimuli. His skin is cold and clammy. A quick trauma survey reveals minor abrasions and contusions to his face and upper extremities. His neck veins are flat. His abdomen is dull to percussion and distended and there are several large hematomas.
First Aid citations for 2018 are live in Firecracker. We now have all Firecracker content mapped to First Aid 2018, First Aid 2017, and First Aid 2016. We map our content to First Aid so you can streamline your study between First Aid and Firecracker - and be confident that Firecracker covers the vast majority of everything in First Aid.
Topics: Citations on Firecracker
Yes, we are having a sale. Also, a challenge.
We've rounded up some background information and best practices for using Firecracker for Clerkships.
Dallin, a third-year medical student at Des Moines University, used Firecracker throughout year two of medical school to accomplish a few goals simultaneously; retaining information learned in class, preparing for USMLE, and shoring up osteopathic manipulative medicine knowledge that is emphasized on COMLEX. The Firecracker DO program includes comprehensive content and practice questions for every concept and fact that is fair game to be tested on both COMLEX and USMLE combined. The content is all originally authored, and indexed neatly to leave no doubt which materials are relevant for which exam(s) and classes/Clerkships. Dallin accounts how supplementing coursework with Firecracker, Uworld, and Combank was the perfect recipe for two tremendous board scores in one week:
So...we've almost made it to the end of 2017. It's been an interesting year, for everyone. Through December 31st, we're having our hoiday sale on Firecracker: