CHEST Challenge US 2016

CHEST Challenge is an online quiz in which fellow-in-training members have 60 minutes to answer 50 multiple-choice questions. The top three scoring programs are then invited to send three fellows each to the CHEST Challenge Championship, a Jeopardy-style game show that takes place live during the CHEST Annual Meeting.

Congratulations to our winners!

University of Toledo
San Antonio Military Medical Center
Maimonides Medical Center

CHEST Challenge Championship

The three top-scoring programs from the online game play will compete in the CHEST Challenge Championship at the CHEST 2017 Annual Meeting. Championship players receive:

  • FREE registration for CHEST 2017 in Toronto, Canada
  • Airfare and complimentary hotel for CHEST 2017
  • Cash prizes
  • FREE registration to a CHEST Board Review Course/On Demand (three awarded per program)


The 10 top-scoring teams from online game play will be recognized as CHEST Challenge Top Performers at the CHEST Challenge Championship, to be played live during CHEST 2017. These programs will also win:

  • FREE registration to a CHEST Board Review 2017 course OR access to a Board Review On Demand product for three trainees
  • FREE registration for CHEST 2017 for three trainees
  • Certificate documenting program achievement

In addition to the above prizes, three trainees from each of the top three high-scoring programs will win:

  • Airfare and complimentary hotel for CHEST 2017
  • Cash prizes

These players also ​will compete as teams in the CHEST Challenge Championship, ​which will be played live during CHEST 2017. Please note that teams that were finalists in the 2016 competition are NOT eligible to be finalists this year (their eligibility will​ return next year).


  • Decisions of the CHEST Challenge judges are FINAL in all disputes.
  • Players must currently be physicians-in-training.
  • Players will not be allowed to take the online exam more than once per year.
  • Players will not be allowed to go back to review or revise responses while taking the online test.
  • An unanswered or skipped question will be counted as an incorrect answer.
  • Players will have a maximum of 60 minutes to answer 50 questions.
  • Test should be taken individually without any assistance (books, internet, additional persons or any other forms of help are prohibited during the taking of the test).
  • Each training program’s director is responsible for encouraging rules compliance.
  • Scores will be determined based on the number of correct questions and the amount of time used.
  • In the rare event of an absolute numerical score and time tie, winner will be randomly selected.
  • If a team or player defaults, the next best team or player will be offered the prize.
  • All scores are confidential. No one else—not even your program director—will get the results.

Note: CHEST does not authorize any copying, reproduction, disclosing, or otherwise sharing of any CHEST Challenge questions or related content.