More than 12,000 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.
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
WSMA 2020-2022 Strategic Plan (updated January 2022).