Who We Are
More than 11,000 members strong, the Washington State Medical Association is the largest medical professional association in Washington, representing physicians, residents, medical students and physician assistants from nearly all specialties and practice settings throughout the state. The WSMA is the only professional organization that represents the interests and priorities of all physicians in the state.
The WSMA is part of a federation of county and state medical societies and the American Medical Association.
To make Washington the best place to practice medicine and receive care.
Provide strong physician leadership and advocacy to shape the future of medicine and advance quality care for all Washingtonians.
The WSMA value proposition for its members
- Advocacy: Advancing key issues that impact physicians and patients in Washington state.
Leadership: Delivering practical training and leadership development opportunities.
Collaboration: Creating opportunities for statewide peer-to-peer networking and sharing of best practices and working with others to achieve our mission.
At the start of 2020, our strategic plan focused on advocacy through strong, thoughtful policy, physician-directed quality improvement, physician education and development, and organizational stewardship. Then our community faced a COVID-19 pandemic that rocked our state and our members' ability to practice. As Albert Einstein wrote, "You can't use an old map to explore a new world."
COVID-19 and other recent events highlighting structural racism and health inequities have necessitated that we change our priorities and focus for the remainder of 2020 and beyond. Our four strategic pillars will remain; however, activities and KPIs will be adjusted, as reflected in the following document:
Review the WSMA 2020 Strategic Plan.