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Best States to Practice

Best States to Practice 2017

For more than a decade, Physicians Practice has examined practice conditions in every U.S. state, ranking the best states for physicians to either set up their own shop or become employed. Which states were ranked in the top five?

Also, find out how your state fared with our interactive map and determine your ideal practice location.

Best States to Practice


Texas was one of the five Best States to Practice. Dr. Carlos Cardenas talks to us about what makes it so friendly to physicians.

This doctor went from being an average MD to an outstanding one, simply by moving across state lines.

Here is an in-depth look at the top five and bottom five performing states in all Best States to Practice categories.

Why Mississippi, Texas, Alaska, California, and Arkansas stand above the rest in terms of being the "Best States to Practice."


Which states do physicians prosper in? Click on any state to get our complete analysis of how "physician friendly" it is.


Use our interactive tool to determine your best state to practice medicine based on the same metrics we use to calculate our Best States to Practice.

Thinking of practicing in South Carolina? Get our Best States to Practice data to help make your decision.


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