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How Cram Fighter Helps You Create and Stay on Top of Your USMLE Study Schedule

Some of our users share what they found to be the most valuable aspects of Cram Fighter’s personalized study plans when preparing for board exams.

According to a medical student at University of Alabama at Birmingham, “Cram Fighter shines as a way to experimentally plan your study schedule, dynamically change it as needed, and eliminate some of the anxiety of coming up with this plan on your own.”

Jessica Truelove Being able to put all of my available resources into Cram Fighter and have them organized by subject matter, then allocated into reasonable chunks absolutely made getting started easier.

Jessica Truelove, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Getting started

Jessica Truelove, a medical student at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, told us “I was super overwhelmed by the amount of information and resources, and ­simply didn’t know where to start. Cram Fighter made studying feel manageable and organized rather than overwhelming.” Cram Fighter makes your studying manageable by creating a unique and personalized study plan based on your selected resources, the length of your study period, and vacation days. “Being able to put all of my available resources into Cram Fighter and have them organized by subject matter, then allocated into reasonable chunks absolutely made getting started easier,” says Jessica T.

Tackling your study plan one step at a time

Your personalized study plan will lay out everything that you need to achieve, step by step, until your exam date. “I picked the resources I wanted and let Cram Fighter decide how much I needed to do each day,” says Mir Isaamullah, a medical student at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. Cram Fighter organizes your resources and informs you precisely what needs to be accomplished on any given day.

Track your progress

“I definitely would not have covered all that material on my own had it not been laid out for me by Cram Fighter,” says Jessica T. By having your schedule clearly displayed, you are able to monitor yourself and keep track of what still needs to be done. “Cram Fighter was one of the best ways I could keep track of how many questions I had left in my bank and be sure that I finished all the questions by the date I had set for myself,” says Jessica Rutsky, a medical student at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Cram Fighter helped me calm down, take one day at a time, and gave me daily proof of what I had done and the progress I was making.

Medical student at University of Minnesota Medical School – Twin Cities

Check off tasks

“Cram Fighter helped me calm down, take one day at a time, and gave me daily proof of what I had done and the progress I was making,” says a medical student at University of Minnesota Medical School – Twin Cities. Checking-off tasks from your study plan keeps users motivated and feeling accomplished. “The satisfying feeling of being able to check things off the list as I covered them is what kept me going,” says Cram Fighter user Jessica R.

Make changes and easily rebalance your schedule

“It was really easy to move things from one day to another if I got behind, or reset my schedule if I decided to change things up,” says Jessica R. Cram Fighter allows you to create a plan with a firm backbone, but it also allows for flexibility. You can add resources, add a vacation day, or change your schedule if you fall behind (which is natural!). Whatever the changes are, Cram Fighter will rebalance your entire schedule across the remaining days of your study plan. “It also easily allowed me to put more questions on one day a week (e.g., weekends) without worrying about the mathematics of adding up questions,” says Jessica R.

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