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Discover Our 2017 CHEST Challenge Finalists

October 12, 2017

Have you thought about who will be competing as a finalist for CHEST Challenge at CHEST 2017? Fellows from many training programs took part in an online game earlier this year. The top three teams got a bid to the CHEST Annual Meeting to partake in the CHEST Challenge Championship, a Jeopardy-style format live game show.

This year, the championship will be held on Tuesday, October 31, at 6:00 pm at the Sheraton Hotel Ballroom. Take a look at the top three teams to see who could take the title this year.

University of Toledo Medical Center – Toledo, OH

Team Name: Toledo Pulmonary & Critical Care

Team Members: Mohammad Taleb, MD; Arjan Flora, MD; Aahd Kubbara, MD

Program Director: Dr. Dawn-Alita Hernandez

University of Toledo team

How did you prepare for this year's CHEST Challenge finals? How many hours did you spend studying? 

We prepared with SEEK, the test machine website for about 10 hours per fellow.

Who do you think is your biggest competitor?

We’ll find out!

If you could choose a team mascot, what would it be?

Rocky "University of Toledo mascot"

If you could choose a team uniform, what would it be? 

Astronaut suit

What is your team cheer or theme song? Why? 

Pending…

If you win, how will you celebrate?

‪Party with the division of Pulmonary in Toledo.

San Antonio Medical Center (The San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium) - Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas

San Antonio team

Team Name: The Cannulators

Team Members: David Anderson, DO; Paul Hiles, MD; Tyson Sjulin, DO

Program Director: Ed McCann, MD

How did you prepare for this year's CHEST Challenge finals? How many hours did you spend studying? 

All SEEK, all the time (well, about 1 hour/day).

Who do you think is your biggest competitor?

The button.

If you could choose a team uniform, what would it be? 

A flight suit.

What is your team cheer or theme song? Why? 

"TAKE THE AIRWAY"

If you win, how will you celebrate?

Yeah, buy an RV.

Maimonidies teamMaimonidies Medical Center – Brooklyn, NY

Team Name: Maimo Masters

Team Members: Amith Mangalore Shenoy, MD; Prarthna Chandar, MD; Shyam Shankar, MD

Program Director: Dr. Yizhak Kupfer

How did you prepare for this year's CHEST Challenge finals? How many hours did you spend studying?

Our sources were mainly CHEST and ATS journals, and CHEST Board Review.

Who do you think is your biggest competitor?

No idea!!

Maimonidies mascot

If you could choose a team mascot, what would it be?

A superhero doctor!

If you could choose a team uniform, what would it be?

Men (Women) in Black suit!

What is your team cheer or theme song? Why?

No sleep till Brooklyn!! The name says it all.

If you win, how will you celebrate?

We don't count our chickens before they hatch!

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