10 reasons why North Dakota is the best state to practice

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Medscape considered factors impacting physicians' work life as well as those affecting their lives outside their jobs.

North Dakota came out on top, and here is why it is the best state to practice.

1. Physicians are highly paid, while burnout and malpractice rates are low.

2. The state's uninsured rate is only 8 percent.

3. North Dakota ranks seventh for healthcare quality.

4. The state ranks in the top five for personal well-being.

5. North Dakota lands eighth for longevity with a life expectancy of 79.5 years.

6. It ranks among the top 20 states for advanced-degree education, median earnings and low tax rates.

7. The state's unemployment rate is a mere 2.6 percent.

8. Medscape found North Dakota offers good schools and fosters a family-friendly environment.

9. The analysis reported the state boasts a picturesque landscape and lengthy summer days.

10. The University of North Dakota ranks as the healthiest college in the nation.

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