CHEST Members

Membership & Community

If you want to make your mark in the community of chest medicine, you’ve come to the right place. Share an opinion, submit an idea, comment on a thread—this is the place where you can expand your circle of peers to get more of what you want out of CHEST.

Welcome back


Connect with your peers and hear from expert faculty

Sign up to attend this year's NetWork Featured Lectures, October 4-8. Open to everyone, these lectures will cover topics like post-COVID lung health, cyber attacks in health care, and more. You'll also be able to learn more about each NetWork and connect with others interested in the same clinical niche.

We’re challenging you to a 25k. Are you in?

25k cyclist and runner

The NetWorks Challenge is back, and this year, we want everyone to get involved. We’re challenging you to a virtual competition in honor of the CHEST Foundation’s 25th anniversary. Run 25k, read 25 books, knit 25 hats, binge 25 Netflix shows – just get involved! Tweet your action shots at #CHESTFoundation25. All proceeds go toward our health disparities and travel grant initiatives.



Conversation starters: Topics you want to discuss

Tara Brown, MD

“Life as a Critical Care Fellow in the Military: How Did I End up Here and What Does It Mean?”

Sometimes our journey toward becoming a physician takes us to unexpected places. For Tara Brown, MD, that is certainly true. Read as she shares the story of what prompted her to join the United States Military and how she feels about that decision 11 years later.


man receiving vaccination shot

“Working to Reduce Vaccine Hesitancy”

While COVID-19 infections are steadily decreasing in the United States, so are vaccine rates. Here, CHEST’s COVID-19 Task Force outlines reasons why, along with ways we can combat vaccine hesitancy.


If you have (or know of) an opinion piece that you'd like to see featured here, let us know.

Submit an idea

Do you have a great idea?

If you’re as passionate about pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine as we are, you’re probably bursting with ideas on how we can advance those fields. Maybe you want to create a new practice tool or a different educational approach, or perhaps you want to create a patient resource. Let us know what you’re thinking, and we’ll see if we can get it off the ground together.


The Weekly Q & A

How do you combat vaccine hesitancy with your patients or your family and friends? Use our hashtag #CHESTConvoStarters, and let’s start a conversation.

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Wondering where you fit in at CHEST?

We value and respect all chest medicine clinicians, which is why our membership is so diverse. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, know your peers will always surround you.

  • 13,808 physicians
  • 2,629 fellows-in-training
  • 977 clinicians
  • 652 retirees
  • 552 residents
  • 95 non-physician doctoral
  • 51 medical students
  • 42 interns

Advance your career. Become an FCCP.

When you become an FCCP (Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians), you play an active role in advancing the field of chest medicine while enjoying the prestige of being associated with a distinctive group of chest medicine professionals.