Looking for a little holiday reading?

Posted by Kirsten Watrud on Dec 18, 2019 4:42:06 PM

Now through the end of the year, select Lippincott products are 40% off, including
key titles like Pocket Medicine and Bates' Guide to Physical Examination

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Topics: Special Deals, Medical Education, Residency, Research, Promotions

More Control Over Studying

Posted by Marsha Gelber on Oct 25, 2019 2:26:16 PM

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.

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Topics: Firecracker MD, Firecracker DO

We're celebrating with a Flash Sale!

Posted by Kirsten Watrud on Aug 29, 2019 11:47:50 AM

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!

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Topics: Special Deals, USMLE, USMLE Step 2 CK, USMLE Step 1, COMLEX, First Aid, PANCE

Take advantage of this new download capability with Firecracker’s Export Notes

Posted by Marsha Gelber on Aug 6, 2019 2:14:54 PM

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.

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Topics: Export Notes

Happy summer and welcome to the Firecracker blog for students!

Posted by Kirsten Watrud on Jul 19, 2019 9:59:13 AM

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.

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Firecracker for Dedicated Test Prep - Part 1

Posted by Nate Green on Mar 8, 2018 2:27:10 PM

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.

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First Aid 2018 Citations Are Live

Posted by Nate Green on Feb 23, 2018 12:45:05 PM

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.

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Topics: Citations on Firecracker

Daily Patient Cases, the Sale, and The Streak

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Jan 24, 2018 4:39:47 PM

Yes, we are having a sale. Also, a challenge.

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Topics: Daily Patient Cases, The Streak

Using Firecracker for Clerkships

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Jan 19, 2018 2:16:14 PM

We've rounded up some background information and best practices for using Firecracker for Clerkships.

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How this Firecracker scored 255 on USMLE Step 1 and 734 on COMLEX Level 1

Posted by David Guertin on Jan 18, 2018 12:20:17 PM

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:

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

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