Tennessee Again Named One of Best States for Doctors

March 17, 2020

Tennessee ranks as the 8th best state for doctors among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a new study released by WalletHub.

In order to help doctors decide where to practice, WalletHub analyzed key factors affecting the overall medical environment in a state, such as earning opportunity, competition, quality of hospitals, malpractice liability climate and physician burnout, among others. Overall, WalletHub used 19 key metrics to evaluate each state. The rankings are based on each state’s weighted average across all metrics on a 100-point grading scale.

Tennessee earned a total score of 65.92, less than one percentage point behind three states ranked immediately above it. Montana earned the #1 ranking with a total score of 71.19.

Tennessee has ranked consistently high in similar rankings in recent years because of the favorable medical climate created and sustained by the Tennessee Medical Association. TMA currently represents more than 9,500 physician members but its work benefits all doctors in Tennessee. Visit tnmed.org/wins to see a brief list of recent accomplishments.

In 2019, TMA was named by another independent survey as the most influential and trusted advocacy organization on Capitol Hill.

Physicians who are not currently TMA members can join at tnmed.org/join.