Study rates South Dakota best state for physicians to practice

South Dakota was rated the best state for physicians to practice according to a study conducted by WalletHub. The study compared the 50 states and District of Columbia across 16 key metrics. The metrics analyzed were in two key dimensions: 1) Opportunity and competition; and 2) medical environment.  

Overall, states in the upper Midwest scored fairly high in the study. The top ten states included:

  1. South Dakota
  2. Nebraska
  3. Idaho
  4. Iowa
  5. Minnesota
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Kansas
  8. Montana
  9. North Dakota
  10. Montana