Firecracker Question Design, Development, and Data (part 2)

Posted by Nate Green on Mar 10, 2017 6:31:25 PM

Following last week, this is the second blog post on Firecracker question creation. It details the question development phase.

Development - Phase II

Once a blueprint is approved, our 50 member team of medical students and physicians from top schools and hospitals around the country work through multiple stages of development to turn it into a full board relevant question. A single question requires about 8-9 hours of work to move from an approved blueprint to a brand new board-level question. The process is rigorous and has multiple checkpoints as shown below:

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Stay tuned for the final part next week.

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