Dedicated Test Prep Mode on Your iPhone

Posted by David Guertin on Mar 16, 2017 11:39:57 AM

Dedicated Test Prep mode (DTP) is now live in our iOS app for iPad and iPhone users. For anyone who hasn’t heard yet, DTP Mode is designed specifically for use during the final 30 to 90 days before your big board exam. It transitions your studying to better align with how the most successful students spend their final few weeks. In DTP Mode you’ll shift your focus to working through Firecracker’s Q-bank on a subject by subject basis, with follow up remediation tasks to fill in any weak areas. Plus, at the end of each week we’ll assign you a single practice block for your upcoming board exam, which you can take to get comfortable with the exam format and see how prepared you are relative to your peers.

We recommend activating Dedicated Test Prep on your desktop. If you're an existing user you can activate Dedicated Test Prep by going into account settings and setting your test date at <90 days from today. You will see a banner at the top of your daily tasks inviting you to start you Dedicated Test Prep.

You can also activate Dedicated Test Prep from then menu inside your iOS app:



How does DTP Mode work? Available for Step 1, Step 2, and COMLEX L1, DTP Mode shifts your focus from reviewing flashcards to answering test-style clinical vignettes (CVs). It starts by introducing short weekly diagnostic tests in order to accurately model your mastery across all subject areas, showing you at any point in time exactly how you compare to all of your peers in each subject.

Best yet? DTP Mode works. DTP mode has been available for a year now, so we have been able to analyze student usage and scores and we’ve found a strong correlation between DTP Mode usage and board exam performance.

Download the app here.

We'll be hosting a live, online demonstration of Dedicated Test Prep mode next week. March 23rd at 1:00 p.m. EST. Sign up right here - hope you can join us!

If you have any questions, please let us know - either chat us through your Firecracker account or write us at

Topics: Mobile Apps, Dedicated Prep

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