CHEST Challenge

Each year, CHEST Challenge gives pulmonary and critical care medicine fellows-in-training an opportunity to compete for fun and prizes.

An entertaining social media challenge kicks things off, with participating fellows eligible to win several prizes. The Challenge is then taken to the next level with an online knowledge quiz. Players from the top three teams will go head-to-head in a live Jeopardy-style game during the CHEST Challenge Championship at CHEST 2022 in Nashville—with bragging rights and cash prizes on the line.

CHEST Annual Meeting 2022 | Nashville | October 16-19

Social media challenge

Join CHEST now through May 2022 for a series of fun Twitter challenges designed to build excitement for the CHEST Challenge Championship and offer great prizes.

  • Fellows should follow @accpchest on Twitter, and watch for the #CHESTChallenge2022 and #CHESTTrainees hashtags for challenges and updates.
  • When challenges are sent out, fellows will be given 1 week to respond.
  • Responses should include the requested information, as well as tagging your institution (either @ or # is fine) and CHEST (@accpchest). Tweet must include the #CHESTChallenge2022 and #CHESTTrainees hashtags.
  • Fellows with correct answers to the challenges will be eligible for several prizes. Watch the #CHESTChallenge2022 and #CHESTTrainees hashtags for details.
  • The social media challenges are separate from the knowledge quiz and championship. Enjoy this fun and low-key competition.

Watch #CHESTChallenge2022 and
#CHESTTrainees for challenges and updates

CHEST Annual Meeting 2022 | Nashville | October 16-19

Watch #CHESTChallenge2022 and
#CHESTTrainees for challenges and updates


Online knowledge quiz

The online CHEST Challenge 2022 quiz is now closed. The top three teams will qualify to compete in the live CHEST Challenge Championship in Nashville, and the top 25 teams will receive prizes from CHEST.

How to play

  • Players will neither be allowed to take the online exam more than once per year, nor will they be permitted 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.
  • Each trainee must take the test individually without any assistance. (Books, internet, additional persons, or any other forms of help are prohibited during test-taking.)
  • Scores will be determined based on the number of correct answers and the amount of time used; the team score will consist of the top two scores from each program. Additional scores beyond the top two scores will not count toward or against the team score.
  • All scores are confidential. No one else—not even your program director—will get the results.
CHEST Challenge Participants

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

Quiz prizes

The top three scoring teams will compete in Nashville for the CHEST Challenge Championship! Cash prizes will be awarded based upon Championship performance.







Three players from each of the top three scoring teams also will receive:

  • Free registration for CHEST Annual Meeting 2022 in Nashville
  • FREE registration for a CHEST Board Review course or access to a Board Review On Demand product

Three players from each team ranking 4th through 9th in the online quiz will receive:

  • FREE registration for CHEST Annual Meeting 2022 in Nashville
  • FREE registration to a CHEST Board Review 2022 course or access to a Board Review On Demand product

These teams will also be recognized as CHEST Challenge Top Performers at the live CHEST Challenge Championship.

The teams ranking 10th through 25th from the online quiz will win:

  • One FREE copy of the most recent CHEST SEEK™ book of the program director’s choice, per team (pulmonary or critical care) 

CHEST Challenge prizes are sponsored and awarded solely by the American College of Chest Physicians. 

Quiz rules

Decisions of CHEST Challenge judges are FINAL in all disputes. 

Players must be physicians-in-training at the time of their involvement; senior fellows who participate in the first round but graduate prior to CHEST 2022 may not represent their program at the live competition (although their scores will be eligible to determine whether the program qualifies for prizes). 

It is at the discretion of the training program director for each team how the prizes are distributed to trainees within the program. 

Each training program director is responsible for encouraging compliance with the rules; any infraction to the rules by a player from a program may lead to disqualification of the entire program from this year’s competition. 

The three top-scoring fellowship programs that competed in the live CHEST Challenge Championship in the prior year are not eligible to become finalists for this year’s competition, although they are eligible for all other prizes.