An overview of WSMA's many programs and services that help improve the practice of medicine for our members and their staff.
Legislative, regulatory and legal advocacy on important health issues for physicians and patients
We get results. Critical issues affecting physicians and patients are being decided in the Legislature, the governor’s office, state agencies, licensing boards and judicial branch. WSMA advocates in all arenas, both state and federal, and is a respected and powerful voice for the medical profession.
Leadership development and professional training opportunities—customized, accredited and available year-round
The WSMA builds strong leadership skills. We partner with the University of Washington Graduate Programs in Health Administration and UW Professional and Continuing Education to offer a 40-hour in-person and online leadership course. Our new dyad leadership course develops skills based on the ongoing operational needs of the physician and his/her administrative partner. The annual Leadership Development Conference features prominent speakers and breakout sessions that focus on topics of importance to physician leaders.
Legal expertise including the Physicians' Guide to Health Law
The Washington Physicians’ Guide to Health Law —a free member benefit valued at $350—is a summary of many laws commonly encountered in a medical practice, covering such issues as confidentiality, providing care to minors, medical records, closing a practice, living wills and much more. Attorney referrals available upon request.
Award-winning work to improve quality and access to care
WSMA’s three-pronged Know Your Choices - Ask Your Doctor initiative, which includes Choosing Wisely®, ER is for Emergencies and Honoring Choices® Pacific Northwest, promotes improved communication between patients and physicians to ensure the right care is delivered in the right place at the right time. Take advantage of WSMA’s free patient resources such as advance directives and POLST.
Discounted liability insurance
Most members receive a $300 discount on their premium if insured by Physicians Insurance A Mutual Company.
Publications and news
Keep up to date on the changing landscape of medicine. Members receive relevant, thoughtful insights into the medical profession through regular communications and resources.
WSMA saves members money through a variety of member discounts, including EHR services, car rental and more.