Economics, medical resources, and quality of life.  What makes an area a great place to practice medicine?

MedScape used 12 metrics to rank all 50 states and the District of Columbia looking for the best places doctors can thrive.

North Carolina came in number 11 on the list.  According to MedScape, NC doctors are less likely to burnout and are happy in their work lives.  Many say the state has both sophistication and small-town charm.  Compensation tracks with the national average in a state with a lower cost of living.  Charlotte is the best paying city in the state.

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