Prarthna Bhardwaj, MD, MBBS

Prarthna Bhardwaj, MD, MBBS

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Prarthna currently is an Inpatient Chief Resident at UMMS-Baystate in Springfield, MA. She grew up in Bangalore, India — one of the best cities in the world, according to her! She attended medical school at JJM Medical College in South India, where she met her wonderfully quirky husband, who is currently a Pulmonary Critical Care fellow at Baystate. New England’s fall has charmed them enough for them to consider living here long term. Prarthna enjoys medical humanities, reading, and endlessly being on Twitter. She is also constantly hunting for the best vegetable biryani (always open to recommendations). After her chief resident year, she plans to pursue a career in academic hematology-oncology and continue advocating for her patients through her professional home, the American College of Physicians, where she serves as the Chair of the Resident/Fellow council for the Massachusetts chapter. She is humbled by the disparities across health systems and is committed to bridging this gap in the future.

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December 12th, 2019

Why Did I Spend an Extra Year as a Chief Resident?

I was in conversation with a residency applicant recently when we broached the topic of my career plans. I explained that I was interested in pursuing a hematology/oncology fellowship in the future. He asked “Why did you do a chief year, then? Were you trying to improve your application?” At first, I was somewhat offended, […]


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