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Alabama listed among best places to practice medicine in the U.S.

  • May 19, 2016
UAB helps make Alabama one of the best places to practice medicine.

doctorsAlabama — specifically Birmingham — is the third-best place in America to practice medicine, according to Medscape, a division of the WedMD Health Professional Network.

Medscape analyzed cost-of-living data, average compensation, malpractice rates, affordable housing, state and local tax rates, and physician density as part of its decision-making process. A variety of quality-of-life measures were consulted, as were data on a community’s appeal for physicians at different stages of their careers.

The publication cites the presence of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System as one major draw, along with good physician compensation, low cost of living and a low tax rate. A favorable malpractice environment is also listed as a benefit.