9 States with the lowest physician density

These states could probably use some more doctors.

Which states have the most physicians already is a key metric in our 2022 Physicians Practice definitive best states for doctors list.

These are the 9 states with the lowest physician density per capita.

The physician density rankings are based on the Association of American Medical Colleges’ 2021 State Physician Workforce Data Report. This biennial report is based on data from the American Medical Association, the U.S. Census Bureau, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, and the National GME Census.

The states with the highest physician density can be found here.

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