According to Wallethub.com these are the best states to practice medicine ranked 1-51 (including Washington D.C.).  See where Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois are ranked.  

 

WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 16 key metrics. The data set ranges from average annual wage of physicians to hospitals per capita to quality of public hospital system. You can see the complete ranking by clicking on the link to WalletHub below.

Best States to Practice Medicine

Overall Rank
(1=Best)
StateTotal Score‘Opportunity & Competition’ Rank‘Medical Environment’ Rank
1South Dakota75.9731
2Nebraska70.6673
3Idaho70.64117
4Iowa70.16216
5Minnesota69.9494
6Wisconsin69.8467
7Kansas68.8689
8Montana68.01513
9North Dakota65.191411
10Wyoming64.88435
11Alabama62.501131
12Mississippi62.241043
13Arizona62.101232
14Colorado61.951812
15Tennessee61.771624
16Utah60.921720
17Maine60.70322
18South Carolina60.251921
19Washington58.592026
20Georgia58.312222
21West Virginia58.241345
22Nevada57.401547
23Arkansas56.992525
24North Carolina56.86358
25Indiana56.822723
26Alaska56.37395
27Louisiana56.112137
28Texas55.553314
29New Mexico54.162440
30Florida54.082934
31Missouri53.902638
32Pennsylvania53.253136
33Kentucky53.072346
34Vermont52.93426
35Michigan52.833627
36Oklahoma52.533428
37New Hampshire52.322844
38Virginia51.054029
39Delaware49.033739
40Ohio48.993842
41Connecticut48.944415
42Illinois48.863051
43California47.824618
44Maryland47.824141
45Oregon47.714719
46Massachusetts46.594333
47District of Columbia45.755110
48Hawaii43.255030
49New York41.394948
50Rhode Island40.864550
51New Jersey40.244849

Source: WalletHub