ALBANY, N.Y. (WTEN) — According to a new report by EmpireStakes.com, a sports betting information website, New York is the third-best state to become a doctor. Specifically, the website found the odds of becoming a professional physician, an orthopedic surgeon, and the chances of graduating from medical school in each state.

The report said that New York was the sixth-easiest state to graduate from medical school in 2021, but has the 30th-best odds when it comes to becoming an orthopedic surgeon. Overall, New York ranked third best with moneyline odds of +14,800.

RankingStateOdds of becoming a doctor
1Massachusetts+13,500
2Rhode Island+14,000
3New York+14,800
4Connecticut+15,900
5Maryland+16,900
6Pennsylvania+17,400
7Michigan+17,500
8Ohio+18,700
9Vermont+19,200
10Illinois+20,100

Methodology

Empirestakes.com analyzed medical statistics, which showed the number of physicians, surgeons, and medical graduates across each state in the United States. The data was then divided by the population and created into moneyline odds to reveal the best states to become a doctor.