Blueprint Med School Study Planner’s 2017 Year In Review

  • /Reviewed by: Amy Rontal, MD
  • See what we accomplished together in 2017.

    Another year is ending, and it’s a great time to reflect on all the ways we have been able to help our customers! We sincerely thank you, our customers, for allowing us to help you dedicate your time to studying, instead of managing a schedule.

    It’s no secret that med students do a LOT of studying and preparation for board exams. As of Dec. 14, 2017, Cram Fighter customers taking the Step 1 completed over 2.4 million assigned study tasks, including:

    • read 2,762,934 pages in book resources
    • watched 243,074 hours of video lectures
    • answered 8,491,132 Qbank questions
    • reviewed 3,637,223 flashcards

    Our customers are smart with their time management too. By using Cram Fighter to conquer these volumes of material, students in 2017 saved 27,415 hours by creating 18,277 schedules with Cram Fighter, and 22,800 hours by doing 45,600 automatic rebalances. That’s the equivalent of watching all 8 seasons of House MD 216 times and flying between New York and Los Angeles 5,173 times!

    Customers who use Cram Fighter successfully are happy, and they’re spreading the word. In 2017, our total number of paid subscribers increased 46% compared to 2016. Our customer survey this year showed that our customers rate Cram Fighter 4.2 out of 5 stars, and that sticking to a Cram Fighter daily study schedule works: customers who reported they stuck to their daily schedule were more likely to hit their target score than those who didn’t follow their schedule.

    Cram Fighter’s Campus Hero program is also enjoying significant increases. Campus Heroes are Cram Fighter’s on-campus representatives who spread the word about Cram Fighter and provide their classmates with Cram Fighter discounts. So far for the 2017-2018 school year, the network of Campus Heroes at med schools around the US and Caribbean increased by 42%, to 105 from 74 at this time in 2016-2017. Furthermore, we now have representatives at 84 different med school campuses.

    These stats show that the word is getting out among savvy med students. Creating and sticking with a Cram Fighter study schedule helps students save time, reduce stress, and get closer to their target score. We look forward to an even bigger year in 2018 and helping more students reach their goals.

    About the Author

    Erica Forrette is the former Director of Marketing at Cram Fighter.