Cram Fighter helps thousands of medical students each year to organize their study resources and prepare for medical board exams. With Cram Fighter, students free up hours of time, versus creating and managing a study plan by hand or in Excel. It’s available to students through a web browser at cramfighter.com or through mobile apps on the App Store or the Play Store.
Think of Cram Fighter as a personal board exam study schedule manager for medical students. It keeps them accountable with study plans for the USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 CK, Shelf exams, and COMLEX board exams. Students stay on track with a detailed study plan that shows exactly what to study every day to get through their resources and to be prepared for the USMLE Step 1 exam and other medical board exams.
To use Cram Fighter, students simply enter their selected resources for their exam, enter their exam date, and then customize aspects of their schedule such as planned days off or regular catch-up days. Once that information has been entered, Cram Fighter handles the rest! Students see a personalized schedule with an itemized list of study tasks to complete each day leading up to their exam date. If a student happens to fall behind and their overdue tasks pile up, they can even reorganize their study schedule with the push of a button using the “Rebalance” feature.
Cram Fighter supports hundreds of study resources for the milestone exams that med students must take. It is consistently highly rated in our annual customer surveys, and for three years in a row has been rated “A-” by the readers of First Aid for the USMLE Step 1.
See exactly what to study each day
Cram Fighter generates a daily to-do list based on when students are taking their exams, which resources they are using, and how they want to study. Having a daily goal keeps students from getting overwhelmed.
Save hours planning schedules
The average USMLE study plan has over 650 tasks. Cram Fighter can save hours of time by doing the work of dividing up books, question banks, lectures, and flashcards across students’ study schedules.
Hit target scores
Cram Fighter works. They surveyed thousands of their customers and found they were more likely to reach their target USMLE score if they stuck to their Cram Fighter schedule.
Take the stress out of falling behind
Almost everyone falls behind on their schedule. Use Cram Fighter's magical rebalance feature to move overdue tasks to future days with a press of a button. Getting back on track has never been easier.
Students know if they're taking on too much
Backed by data from tens of thousands of study schedules, Cram Fighter can warn students if their expected pace is significantly higher than the average student. They will avoid the costly mistake of building a study schedule that's too ambitious.
Students can view their study schedules any way they want it:
The Cram Fighter Mobile App is available for free for both iOS and Android devices with an active Cram Fighter subscription. Students can log into the app and view or manage their schedules on their phones, as well as on the desktop. With the mobile app, students can complete, skip, or move tasks, and rebalance their overdue tasks when they need to get back on track.
Skip or partially complete tasks
Students can swipe right to see options for skipping or partially completing tasks.
Students can swipe left to see options for moving tasks to a specific date and for moving tasks up and down.
Jump to a specific date
Students can go to the Month tab to see an overview of what subjects they are studying each day and week. Here they can select any date they’d like to view.
Too many overdue tasks? Students can go to the Edit tab to rebalance their schedule. They can tell Cram Fighter whether they are done studying for the day and select Rebalance. Their overdue tasks will be redistributed over the rest of their schedule to ensure they complete them on time without overwhelming themselves.
Working ahead? Students can also readjust their schedules when they have made more progress than expected. Students move tasks from future days to today and check them off. Then, they go to the Edit tab and rebalance a schedule. In this case, students may want to select "Leave overdue tasks where they are," but it's up to them!
Cram Fighter has partnered with TDS Health for institutional subscription opportunities. Cram Fighter subscription options include institutional access in the form of library or program purchases, student adoption coordination or custom solutions based on your unique needs. Contact us to learn more about a solution that will work for your institution.
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This app was amazing!!! I've told all of my friends about it. A definite must have for board studying.
I definitely recommend Cram Fighter to any med students studying for boards because it helped me wrap my head around what to study and when, and it helped me feel like covering all the material for boards was actually manageable!
It was extremely helpful to be able to have a schedule generated automatically that evenly distributed material between different days, and that I was able to adjust this schedule on the fly. It was just one more thing that I didn't have to worry about doing manually, therefore freed up more time in my packed days.
This app saved me hours of hunting through textbooks to balance my schedule properly. I love the flexibility and the many ways to customize, especially setting days off and selecting individual chapters of various books.
Absolutely loved the schedule. It kept me going at a good pace and kept me on track. Vital for Step 1 studying!
I honestly don’t think I could have done it without Cram Fighter. I couldn’t have organized myself the way I did. I wouldn’t have known how much to do each day. I wouldn’t have known when I was falling behind, or not spending enough time on something important.
Cram Fighter is far and away better and more efficient than making your own schedule.
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.