SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I'd like to figure out at least which state I will be practicing in by my 3rd year (currently 2nd year) and key my residency choices to that state. Does anyone have opinions or facts about which states are the best for rural practice? A previous poster within this sub-forum said: Alaska, Texas, Montana, North Dakota, New Mexico, Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma. Where can I find information about states/regions? Should I just go to the fed/state loan repayment sites and see which states are most in need?