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Benefits and FAQ

We’re glad you’re a part of the CHEST community, and we want to ensure you have essential details to take advantage of all your CHEST benefits. Find out more about member opportunities tailored just for you. If you have a question, refer to our frequently asked questions.

If you would like to upgrade your member package to receive additional benefits, contact us at or 224/521-9569.

The Latest in Chest Medicine

Journal CHEST
Through the journal CHEST, you’ll stay up-to-date with the best in peer-reviewed, original research in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Highly valued by clinicians, CHEST has one of the highest online readerships of any respiratory or critical care journal in the world. Basic members receive online access. Print and online access is available to Enhanced and Premium members.

Course and Product Discounts
All membership levels receive discounts on live learning courses, CHEST Meetings, Board Review courses, and all CHEST educational products.

Clinical Practice Guidelines
All members receive free online access to evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements published by CHEST. Each published document provides the best available evidence-based recommendations or consensus-based suggestions based on an extensive system of grading and evaluation in place. Stay informed about clinical decision support, medical education, quality improvement, and health-care policy.

Expanding Your Network

CHEST NetWorks
Open to all CHEST members, NetWorks are special interest groups that focus on areas of chest medicine. Join a NetWork to exchange ideas, learn and advance knowledge collaboratively, take on a leadership role, plan educational sessions, and more. NetWorks are a great way to begin getting involved in the organization. You can join multiple NetWorks.

Engage more with your peers at our networking events. Premium members are invited to attend special networking events with colleagues and leadership held in conjunction with the CHEST Annual Meeting. Networking with your peers in the CHEST community allows you to grow and achieve more.

The online CHEST e-Community allows you to connect with other members and facilitates discussion. The e-Community can put you in touch with other members with a common interest and allow you to share information, documents, and links. It is open to all members.

Professional Development

Obtain Your FCCP Designation
One of the most prestigious benefits is attaining FCCP (Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians). Enhanced and Premium members are eligible to apply after 2 years of membership. FCCP demonstrates excellence in chest medicine, dedication to your work, and symbolizes your commitment as a leader at the forefront of clinical chest medicine. FCCPs have the right to hold office and eligibility to vote.

Become a Leader
Make an impact in the CHEST community by applying to become a CHEST leader. Leaders participate in our committees, NetWorks, Career Mentoring Program, and task forces. This provides great exposure to help shape our future and your profession. Enhanced and Premium members have the opportunity to apply for leadership positions.

Career Connection
All CHEST members have complimentary access to Career Connection for job postings, career resources, and news in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

Job seekers can set up job alerts, post their resume, and search and apply for hundreds of jobs.

Employers are able to recruit candidates, search resumes, and post open positions. The Career Connection is powered by the DHI HEALTH eCareers. 

Exclusive Premium Member Benefits

Premium members receive exclusive access to the benefits below. To upgrade your membership and receive more benefits, contact or 224/521-9569. 

Special Offers
Premium members may receive additional special offers throughout the year on select CHEST courses and products.

Advance Access to Course Registration
Premium members have the opportunity to register for courses and meetings earlier than others, including limited seating events.

Advance Access to Hotel Reservations
Premium members receive access to hotel reservations for CHEST Annual Meetings, live learning courses, and Board Review courses before opening to all other registrants.

VIP Events
Premium members receive invitations to VIP events held at the CHEST Annual Meeting with other leaders and CHEST Past Presidents. 

We Have Your Answer

Have an additional question? Contact our Help Team at or 800/343-2227.

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I have not received CHEST in a few months. Who do I contact?

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