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Written by David Guertin

How do I use Firecracker to simultaneously prepare for both USMLE and COMLEX?

Which product should I signup for if I am an osteopathic medical student who plans to take both board licensing exams?
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Updated over a week ago

Will Firecracker work for me?

Who are Firecracker's members?
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Who writes Firecracker's content?

Who composes Firecracker's team of content authors and editors?
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Where can I find my purchase invoice?

How do I access my payment history, and view my subscription's expiration date?
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When does my subscription expire? Can I extend my time?

How do I extend my subscription? Who can help me with a discount?
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Where can I find USMLE-style and Exam Simulations?

How can I do timed practice exam blocks, access a USMLE-style Question Bank, and do clinical vignettes for practice?
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Updated over a week ago

What's the difference between the recall questions and the patient case questions? Are both of these questions integrated with the flashcards?

Where can I find open response questions, where can I find multiple choice questions, and where can I find USMLE-style questions?
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Updated over a week ago

What's the best way to use the MCAT program?

Pro tips for premeds: download the Firecracker Daily Review mobile app, and reach out to chat@firecracker.me to get in touch with support!
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Updated over a week ago

What material is included in Firecracker?

How much content does Firecracker include? Which exams can I use this program to study for? How do I get in touch with the Firecracker team?
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What is the advantage of using Firecracker alongside programs like UWorld, First Aid, Pathoma, USMLE Rx, Kaplan, etc.?

Which resources do med students use alongside Firecracker? The most popular ones are First Aid, Pathoma, and UWorld.
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What is the "Tell us how you're doing" Icon at the bottom of the website and mobile app?

How do I get in contact with customer support, or reach a live representative from the Firecracker team?
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What is included in the free trial?

Is anything missing, or hidden, from the free trial? Do I get access to all of the features and content in Firecracker for free?
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What are the main benefits of using Firecracker?

Why is Firecracker worth signing up for? What are the most valuable effects of using this platform?
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What else do I need to buy to study for the USMLE Step 1? What would you recommend?

Which resources are recommended to use alongside Firecracker? Can Firecracker be my one-stop shop for all things board prep?
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Updated over a week ago

What do I do with the "Allow this website to use space on your disk" message?

I got a prompt on Safari for allowing additional space on my disk. Is this normal?
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What can I do if I'm having trouble logging in?

How can I reset my password, and what should I do if I'm experiencing difficulty resetting my password?
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What are recall questions? What is the recall score?

These questions do not show an answer immediately. Is that normal? How do I see the answer? How do I do these kinds of questions?
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Is Firecracker for IMGs or FMGs?

If I am a foreign medical student or international medical graduate preparing to take the USMLE, can I use Firecracker effectively?
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Is it too late to start using Firecracker? What if I am done with M1?

When do Firecracker members start using this platform? Can I get value out of this program in a short period of time before my boards?
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If I subscribe to Firecracker for one week, and then want to renew, will all my progress be saved?

If my subscription expires before I reactivate it, then will I be able to pick up where I left off?
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Updated over a week ago

If I only sign-up for the free trial subscription, will I get full access to your program and all the content?

If I want to test out the free trial, or only purchase a short-term subscription, will I still receive the full version of Firecracker?
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Updated over a week ago

If I buy time during my free trial, do I still get all the free trial time?

Will my free trial be added to the time I purchase? I am ready to subscribe, and want to make sure I get to keep my free trial week!
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I'm feeling overwhelmed by the number of questions I get every day. What can I do?

How can I limit how many questions I receive? Can I decrease my daily recommended number of questions to-do?
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I am an administrator interested in Firecracker. Can I get special access?

Can faculty members or administrators get access to Firecracker? My colleagues and/or students have inquired about this resource.
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I only have a few weeks or months to prepare for my exam. Can Firecracker still help me?

I am about to enter (or already in) Dedicated Board Prep. Any tips on how to maximize my efficiency with Firecracker?
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How to I know what to catch up on? How can I review forgotten material?

How and when should I review materials that I've learned from past semesters and past years of medical school?
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How much time does it take to master all of Firecracker?

Any pacing recommendations for maximizing my efficiency of doing questions? How long should I spend reviewing answers?
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How many questions do you guys have?

How large is Firecracker's question bank? Are your questions unique? How many topic summaries exist in Firecracker?
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How many hours should I use Firecracker every day?

How much time is recommended for best practice? Should I be using Firecracker every day? What time of day is best for my long-term memory?
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How is Today's Quiz generated? How are the questions chosen?

How are the Today's To-Do's questions prioritized? Do I have to complete all the recommended questions every day?
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Updated over a week ago

How is Firecracker different from question banks? How do I know if those questions accurately reflect the material seen on USMLE Step 1?

Does Firecracker include any questions from other QBanks? Is Firecracker indicative of the actual USMLE questions?
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How do I submit feedback?

Does Firecracker offer customer support via phone, live chat, email, and/or in person?
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How do I start Firecracker? What do I have to do?

Can I get started on Firecracker's mobile app? How do I set up my study plan to ensure I'm successful?
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How do I start a quiz?

How can I review flashcard questions in Firecracker? Are there multiple choice and open-response questions?
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How do I reset my password? How do I log in?

I can't remember my password, can you help me to retrieve it? What should I do if my password recovery email isn't sending?
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How do I remove the Zombie Preparedness section?

I'm seeing Zombie-related questions, is this normal?
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How do I link my Firecracker account with my school?

I have an incorrect school or graduation year associated with my Firecracker account. How can I change that?
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How do I make the most of Firecracker quizzes?

What tips are recommended for making use of flashcard-style questions?
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How do I Invite friends?

I'd like to take advantage of Firecracker's referral rewards system. How can I invite friends, and what is the benefit for doing so?
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How do I get USMLE Step 2 CK material?

What kind of content does Firecracker offer for USMLE Step 2 CK, and how do I access Step 2 practice questions?
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How do I mark topics? What happens when I un-mark a topic?

Can I mark topics in bulk? Why do I need to mark topics for review?
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How do I find topic flashcards? Which topics should I mark for review?

How can I search Firecracker for specific relevant materials? Should I learn materials for the first time from Firecracker's flashcards?
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How do I find Firecracker's USMLE Step 3 Content?

Does Firecracker have a separate USMLE Step 3 section? Is this content in development?
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Updated over a week ago

How do I change my time zone?

Can I change when my "Today's To-Do's" recommendations update during the day?
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How do I access Firecracker mobile? Is this available as a native mobile app?

How can I download the Firecracker app? Is this the same account as on the web?
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How can I narrow down my quizzes for in-class exams through Firecracker?

Can I use Firecracker to cram for a specific exam?
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How can I reset my entire Firecracker account and start again from scratch?

Can I start all over with a brand-new Firecracker account?
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How can I make the most of Firecracker in a short period of time?

If I'm already in crunch-time before my boards, should I jump right into Firecracker's Dedicated Test Prep Mode?
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How can I learn more about Firecracker's promotions?

Are you running any deals right now? How can I get free time on Firecracker?
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How can I get my school's promotional group discount?

Is there a school group deal available for my school? Can I organize a group discount?
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How can I apply to work for Firecracker?

Is Firecracker hiring? Do you ever hire medical students?
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Do you have keyboard shortcuts or hotkeys?

Can I use my keyboard to quickly do questions without needing to click around? How can I speed up my quizzing pace?
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Do you offer a free trial?

How can I try Firecracker? Is the trial valid for full access to Firecracker?
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How and where can I submit feature requests?

How should I ask Firecracker for a feature update to the mobile app, website, or both?
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Can I use Firecracker to prepare for my Shelf Exams?

Does Firecracker have practice Shelf exams? How about content to parallel my clinical rotations?
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Updated over a week ago

Can I use Firecracker for Osteopathic medicine (DO school) and to prepare for the COMLEX?

How does Firecracker DO compare to Firecracker MD? Can I prepare for COMLEX and USMLE at the same time?
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Updated over a week ago

Can I review questions by recall rating?

Can I re-do the questions I've struggled on? How do I build a quiz of just the questions I am weak on?
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Can I mark or un-mark multiple or all topics at once?

How do I change everything I've marked to the Past, Current, Urgent, or unmarked state?
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Can I download a Firecracker app?

Is Firecracker available as an offline-accessible native mobile app? Can I get Firecracker for Android, iPhone, iPad, and/or Apple Watch?
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Can I delete my profile? Will I be charged after my free trial month?

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Can I delay my subscription's start date, or put my subscription on hold?

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Are any promotional discounted deals available?

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What’s so special about Firecracker's technology?

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How does Firecracker help me get the most out of my study time, courses, books, and test prep efforts?

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How does Firecracker help me apply what I know quickly and accurately on the actual exam?

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How does Firecracker help me learn better and faster?

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