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Get crackin' this summer!

Are you a pre-medical student prepping for the MCAT or a first year medical student wrapping up your studies for summer? Don't forget what you've learned so far!  

For those taking the MCAT later this summer, follow these helpful tips & review the Firecracker study program:

  1. Study consistently. With larger tasks or goals it is easier to lose the sense of urgency. It is easy to feel urgency knowing we have a test in four days, however, when we have a test in four months it is much easier to be complacent and procrastinate. The key to overcoming this is consistency. One who studies consistently will be much better off than someone who crams. And you can’t cram for a big test like the MCAT.
  2. Enjoy studying for the MCAT. Take it just one topic at a time. Don’t study hungry or thirsty or tired. Make sure you are in an excellent state of mind and it will be much easier to learn and enjoy learning.
  3. Finally, remember why you are studying. I think reminding yourself of the big picture keeps the mind strong and dedicated. Envision yourself at the first day of medical school or at your white coat ceremony.

For med students, catching up on 1st year material is totally manageable - flag 2 to 3 topics per week and follow your Firecracker study plan. By the start of 2nd year, you’ll be comfortable flagging new material with the assurance that you’re also maintaining your knowledge of high-yield 1st year material. Get a huge leg-up on 2nd year with this summer plan and don’t break a sweat come Step 1 prep-time!

Have a wonderful summer from FIMRC & Firecracker!

For more information on high-yield topics to study for the MCAT, visit Firecracker's blog here.

Posted on May 20, 2014 and filed under Recommended Resources.

Ace Your Exams...and Win a Free Trip!

Are you worried about studying for exams? Have you started thinking about the MCAT and don't know how you're going to learn all the information you'll need to know? Studying can be stressful, and remembering everything you need to know can be a challenge.

That's why FIMRC has partnered with Firecracker, a learning platform to help you study smarter, not harder, for courses such as biology, chemistry, physics (just in time for finals!) and even the MCAT. Not only are they offering a free month so you can experience the difference Firecracker makes with studying, but they are also sponsoring a free FIMRC volunteer trip to Costa Rica, Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic for you and a friend (or an entire group). 

Here are the details:

To enter for a chance to win, sign up for a free trial month of Firecracker at No credit card information is required, and trial accounts receive full access to the site. Once you’ve created a free trial account, start inviting friends to Firecracker to earn raffle tickets! Click the doctor icon located to the right of the top navigation bar to find “Invite a Friend,” or use this link:

Here’s how it works:

  • Earn 1 raffle ticket for every friend you invite to join Firecracker between now and May 11th.

  • Earn 2 raffle tickets for every friend who signs up for a free trial month by May 11th.

  • Earn 3 raffle tickets for every friend who purchases time by May 11th.*

  • Firecracker will draw 3 winners on May 12th!

1st prize will win a trip for five, 2nd prize will win a trip for three, and 3rd prize will win a trip for two. Winners may choose between the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, or Nicaragua!

*In addition to 3 raffle tickets, you each get a free month when a friend purchases as little as 1 month! You may always earn free months by inviting friends. Pre-meds, med students, osteopathic students – you can invite them all!



Posted on April 18, 2014 and filed under Recommended Resources.