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CHEST SEEK releases key points feature and new print edition


Two exciting updates have come to the CHEST SEEK portfolio this summer.

The latest book, CHEST SEEK Pulmonary Medicine: 33rd Edition, was released in August. And in this newest book and certain CHEST SEEK Library collections, a feature called key points is included in the recently published 150 pulmonary medicine questions.

Key points are concise summaries of the most important takeaways of SEEK questions. Knowing the key point can help learners focus their studies.

“SEEK questions can be quite robust and intentionally detailed in their response as to why the answer options are correct or incorrect. But because of the level of detail, it can be difficult at times for the learner to correctly hone in on the author’s teaching point,” said CHEST Director, Product Strategy and Evaluation, Martha Zaborowski Pascale, CPM.

“Key points concisely summarize each question’s most important details, potentially saving the learner study time.”

CHEST SEEK Pulmonary Medicine: 33rd Edition was developed from the pulmonary medicine board subspecialty examination content blueprints. It tests recall, interpretation, and problem-solving skills.

Rationales provide thorough explanations and reasoning for the correct and incorrect answers. Key points are easy to find at the bottom of the pages and in a tab within SEEK Library questions.

For 3 decades, SEEK has been a trusted resource for chest medicine clinicians. From a printed booklet to the classic book and subscription-based library, learners have engaged with case-based questions in multiple ways. As SEEK has transformed through the years, it’s continued to be a timeless, reliable study partner.

“SEEK has evolved in many ways over its 30-year history. As technologic involvement has permitted greater advances in imaging and data presentation, SEEK has sought to make such advances from the bedside as part of the SEEK experience,” said Pascale.

“The strength of peer-reviewed, expert-written content has remained the same, but modalities such as digital flash cards and behind-the-scenes peer review discussions have enhanced this enduring product in ways that help it stand the test of time.”

Based on CHEST evaluation data, more than 90% of SEEK learners said their practice will change based on content found in the library. Plus, more than 95% of SEEK learners agreed that SEEK question authors are effective instructors.

“The success of SEEK in the past and the ability of this tool to be adapted to the changing needs of learners makes one excited about the editions to come,” said Jesse B. Hall, MD, FCCP, SEEK Editor-in-Chief and Chair of CHEST SEEK Pulmonary Medicine: 33rd Edition.

Looking toward the future, SEEK will continue to develop and serve the needs of chest medicine clinicians.

“One of the joys of our professional lives is the constant new discoveries and trials that change the way we practice,” said SEEK Pulmonary Medicine Vice-Chair and Deputy Editor, Jess Mandel, MD.

“However, with this comes the challenge of keeping up and staying current as the field evolves. SEEK is a terrific resource for keeping up with changes in practice and the underlying data that justify them.”

Subscribe to the SEEK Library and find CHEST SEEK Pulmonary Medicine: 33rd Edition at

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