Marsha Gelber

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Brand New Simulated USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 Exams on Firecracker

Posted by Marsha Gelber on Sep 2, 2020 1:31:54 PM

Consistent with the USMLE standards, brand new simulated Step 1 and Step 2 exams are now available for you to practice for the big day. 

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Additional Testing Time

Posted by Marsha Gelber on Jun 18, 2020 5:15:48 PM

Need some extra time to take an exam? Now when you take a timed practice exam on Firecracker, you can set yourself an additional 25%; 50% or 100% extra time to take those tests.

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Topics: New Features

Hey, PA students: Let Firecracker help you prepare for end of rotation exams!

Posted by Marsha Gelber on May 7, 2020 4:37:38 PM

If you are a Physician Assistant student looking for the right question bank to prepare for the end of your rotations, Firecracker has your back.

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Topics: Practice Exams

First Aid 2020 Citations Are Live

Posted by Marsha Gelber on Apr 7, 2020 5:30:40 PM

First Aid citations for 2020 are live in Firecracker. We have reduced the number of previous years of mapping so that the most recent versions are easy to quickly find. 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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Highlighting on Mobile

Posted by Marsha Gelber on Apr 3, 2020 3:29:02 PM

While these days you may feel immobile as we all grow accustomed to a long period of distance learning from our homes, Firecracker has introduced a new feature to get you going: Highlighting is now available on mobile, iOS and Android. 

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Firecracker Introduces the Help Center

Posted by Marsha Gelber on Mar 9, 2020 5:40:34 PM

Firecracker will help you with long term learning and serve you as your personal digital tutor along the way to mastery of medical knowledge. But sometimes you have questions about exactly how the features on Firecracker are going to get you there.

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Topics: Platform

Valentine's Day Sale Going on NOW!

Posted by Marsha Gelber on Feb 13, 2020 5:42:54 PM

Feel the love from Firecracker with a 40% off sale now through Monday. Whether you are about to start dedicated and want to get off on the right start with our Dedicated Test Prep mode, or you are ready to boost your long term learning, or starting a new clerkship, check out this holiday sale.

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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

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

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