While some students have seen tremendous success using Firecracker as their sole USMLE-prep resource, we are confident that this program will complement the rest of your materials. The clickable links for Costanzo's Physiology and the LWW Health Library are amazing features built-in to Firecracker's interface, which will help you optimize the studying and review capabilities of your Firecracker account. You can find a more complete list of additional resources that are cited in Firecracker here below.
Resources integrated into Firecracker: Firecracker references and links to the following additional resources to facilitate cross-referencing:
LWW Health Library
Stedman’s Medical Dictionary
YouTube: (includes OnlineMedEd, Osmosis, Dr. Najeeb’s, Khan Academy)
User-generated notes functionality
Descriptions of each resource integration:
LWW Health Library: Linked via the “C” icon in-line and to the right of Firecracker’s review concepts and facts, you can access clickable citations to various titles in the LWW Health Library collection. Those whose institution subscribed to these titles (examples listed below) will see the links open up in a new tab, directly to the relevant paragraph within our LWW Health Library resource.
- List of Health Library titles for reference: Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, Behavioral Science in Medicine, Clinically Oriented Anatomy, Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry, Principles of Pharmacology: The Pathophysiologic Basis of Drug Therapy Fourth Edition, Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Cell and Molecular Biology, Rubin’s Pathology: Clinicopathologic Foundations of Medicine, Histology: A Text and Atlas with Correlated Cell and Molecular Biology, Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Physiology, Langman’s Medical Embryology, Schaechter’s Mechanism’s of Microbial Disease, Medical Physiology: Principles for Clinical Medicine, Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Integrated Systems, Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Microbiology, West’s Pulmonary Pathophysiology: The Essentials, Essential Neuroscience, Clinical Epidemiology: The Essentials, Blueprints Neurology, Step-up to Medicine, Blue Prints: Pediatrics, Blueprints Psychiatry, Step-Up to Emergency Medicine, Essentials of General Surgery, Beckmann and Ling’s Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stedman’s Medical Dictionary: By dragging your cursor over a medical term, you can review definitions and listen to pronunciations from Stedman’s Medical Dictionary in the annotator menu.
First Aid: Firecracker’s in-line citations (noted with the gray “C” icon to the right of our content) include reference page and paragraph numbers to First Aid and Pathoma.Pathoma: In addition to the reference page and paragraph numbers cited in-line with Firecracker’s content, subscribers can also access the “Pathoma Companion” branch of content, which re-aligns the organizational structure of Firecracker’s review content to match the chronological order in which content is presented in Pathoma.
Sketchy Micro: Subscribers can also access the “Sketchy Companion” branch of content, which re-aligns the organizational structure of Firecracker’s review content to match the chronological order in which content is presented in Sketchy Micro.
Costanzo’s Physiology: Subscribers will find clickable Costanzo’s Physiology citations included in the relevant concepts’ and facts’ sets of citations, as noted by the “C” icon in-line and to the right of Firecracker’s content.
PubMed: The gray tag icon, in-line with Firecracker’s concepts and facts to the right, will pull up our Open Educational Resources (OER) section. Scholarly articles from the NIH website are the first of our tagged OER media, sorted by relevance.
YouTube: The second Open Educational Resource tagged is video content from YouTube, sorted by relevance, which includes content from OnlineMedEd, Osmosis, Dr. Najeeb’s, and Khan Academy
Wikipedia: The third and final Open Educational Resource tagged is Wikipedia article content, sorted by relevance.
User-generated notes functionality: You can embed your own text, rich text, charts, lists, hyperlinks, images, and video content from the web in your own customizable Notes, which you can access and edit via the “Add Note” icon in the annotator menu by dragging your cursor over a word or phrase within Firecracker’s content. Saved notes are delineated in Firecracker’s content via gray highlighted segments of text, and blue notepad icons.