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9 Worst states to practice for physician density


Which states have the highest physicians per capita?

Which states have the most physicians already is a key metric in our 2023 Physicians Practice best states to practice list.

These are the nine states with the highest 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.

Want to see the rest of our rankings?

Best states complete list, 50-41, 40-31, 30-21, 20-11, 10-1

How we got our results

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