An entire standard deviation higher.

In order to assess Firecracker's efficacy as a medical education platform for the USMLE Step 1 exam, we distributed a survey and requested score reports from medical students across the US using our dateabase of over 42,000 unique email addresses. More than 2600 survey responses, 500 official score reports, and the connection of nearly 450 Firecracker accounts later, the proof was clear: Firecracker students score an entire standard deviation higher on USMLE Step 1 than non-Firecrackers, without actually studying more.  

This whitepaper contains:

  • A thorough analysis of Firecracker student Step 1 performance
  • Proof of correlation between Firecracker usage and Step 1 performance
  • Review of survey methodology by Firecracker's Data Scientists