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I used Firecracker to prep for Step 1 and Step 2 and ended up getting a 265+ and 270+, respectively. It also was extremely useful in preparing for course exams throughout medical school. Firecracker was recently acquired by Wolters Kluwer, which also owns UpToDate. Between the huge Q-bank, tens of thousands of flashcards, practice exams, illustrations, and special member-only discounts on Lippincott textbooks, FC is the perfect resource for any medical student. Feel free to use this link to claim your discount:


Speaking as a fourth year medical student, Firecracker was responsible for a lot of my success in medical school. For the price, you just can't beat it!!!

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