CHEST Challenge US 2016

Top 3 Institutions playing in the Finals at CHEST 2016

Interfaith Medical Center
New York Methodist Hospital
University of Arizona 

Top 10 Institutions

Allegheny General Hospital
Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Interfaith Medical Center
Maimonides Medical Center
New York Methodist Hospital
San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Stanford University Hospital
Thomas Jefferson University
University of Arizona
University of Texas Health Science Center

Players competed to win:

  • FREE Trip to CHEST 2016
  • FREE Registration to CHEST 2016
  • FREE Registration to a CHEST Board Review Course/On Demand
  • Cash Prizes

Play began with an online test of knowledge in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Players will be scored confidentially, and the 10 top-scoring programs will be recognized with free registration to both CHEST 2016 and a CHEST Board Review course (three CHEST and Board Review registrations will be awarded per training program). The top three teams will be invited to play in the final round.
Online Contest Ends: May 30

CHEST Challenge Championship

The three top-scoring programs from the online game play will compete in the CHEST Challenge Championship at CHEST 2016. Championship players receive:

  • FREE registration for CHEST 2016 in Los Angeles, California
  • Airfare to CHEST 2016
  • Complimentary hotel
  • 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 2016. These programs will also win:

  • FREE registration to a CHEST Board Review 2016 course OR access to a Board Review On Demand product for three trainees
  • FREE registration for CHEST 2016 for three trainees
  • Certificate documenting program achievement

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

  • FREE air travel to CHEST 2016
  • Complimentary hotel for up to 5 nights
  • Cash prizes

These players also ​will compete as teams in the CHEST Challenge Championship, ​which will be played live during CHEST 2016. Please note that teams that were finalists in the 2015 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.