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Two Birds, One Stone: Streamlining Med School with Firecracker

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In this episode,  I announce the “Match Smarter” segment brought to you by Doximity’s Residency Navigator, discuss a clinical anatomy question with Trevor Rosenlof from Firecracker, and cover how their team can help you save time by combining study for the boards with what you need to learn in class and on the wards. Plus, one of our best giveaways/contests yet.

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The QOD

Our question of the day concerns some high yield points (for all levels of medical education) about cardiac and esophageal anatomy.

The Interview

Trevor Rosenlof, director of content for Firecracker, walks us through the differences between studying for the first and second levels of the USMLE/COMLEX, discusses some points about cardiac and esophageal clinic anatomy which could show up on a Step or shelf exam, and explains how Firecracker uses all kinds of research and tools to ensure that you study efficiently by working with your school’s own curriculum, personalizing your study plan in accord with upcoming tests/board/shelf exams, and focusing your Firecracker content to identify and improve areas of weakness. In fine—besides a bunch of other things they’re doing—they’re trying to close the gap between preparation for the boards and classroon/wards preparation.

This Episode’s Freebie

As usual, one lucky listener who leaves a review of the podcast and sends their screenshot to info@insidetheboards.com will be entered to win this week’s contest. Also, you can enter by sharing this episode on social media and tagging @BoardsInsider on Twitter, or @InsideTheBoards on Facebook or Instagram.

This episode you can win a premium subscription to Firecracker for six months. 
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Music for this episode is brought to you by Everyone Leaves. The song is “Seasonal Affective” and you can listen to it below.

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About Our Guest

Trevor went to medical school at Tulane. He is currently an ophthalmology resident at the University of Missouri—Columbia. He is the director of content for Firecracker and a Star Wars fan. You can read more about him here.

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