Use our new Best States to Practice tool to find the ideal location for you to practice medicine in the U.S.
If you’re wondering where the most ideal places to practice medicine are, our Best States to Practice project has been a great place to start for the last 10 years. We gather and analyze the data that most affect physicians’ practices, then rank the states on their performance in each category.
You can find out this year's best and worst states to practice, based on our 2012 data, as well as access a clickable map of the United States to see how physician-friendly your current state is as well.
Because individual physicians’ needs and preferences differ, we’re now putting the power in your hands to determine your Best States to Practice. Below are the six data categories that we use in ranking the states (and below that are detailed explanations for each metric).
Choose a weight for each of the metrics, making sure that the total equals 100 percent. For example, you might alter the weight for the Medicare metric depending on your practice’s Medicare patient mix.
Then click on the “Calculate My Best States!” button to see how the states rank based on your preferences. The name of each state is linked to further information about that state.
About the Metrics