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Your donations make a difference in the success of our clinical quality
improvement initiatives and our nonpartisan political advocacy on behalf
of you and your patients. Take a moment to learn more and give your
The Scholarship and Diversity Advancement Fund
Physician and patient racial concordance contributes to a more effective
therapeutic relationship and improved health care. When the physician is
the same race as the patient, patients report higher levels of trust and
satisfaction and demonstrate greater treatment compliance. At the same
time, medical students trained at diverse schools are more comfortable
treating patients from a wide range of racial and ethnic backgrounds.
The WSMA Foundation Scholarship and Diversity Advancement Fund is a new
endowment to build a more diverse physician population in Washington state
by supporting students who are underrepresented in medicine. Our goal with
the Scholarship and Diversity Advancement Fund is to cover full in-state
tuition for four years of medical school for the scholarship recipient.
The success of this effort depends upon your generosity. Learn more and
WSMA Foundation: Improving Physician Wellness and Patient Care
At the WSMA Foundation, we believe in a future where physicians are
healthy and fulfilled; where physicians, the health care team, and
patients are partners; and where all Washingtonians experience equitable,
quality care that aligns with their needs, goals, and values.
Fulfilling that quest depends upon transformational change at all
levels—individual, organizational, and statewide. We believe that change
is possible, and that physicians and patients can thrive in health care
settings that support them.
As a health care improvement foundation, we value:
Well-being: We promote the well-being of physicians so
that we can fulfill our high calling of caring for our patients.
Health equity: We commit to health equity and
eliminating disparities to improve health care in Washington.
Patient partnership: We uphold and respect the
patient/physician partnership, creating equitable health care settings
where conversations are mutual and care decisions are shared.
Compassion: We serve our patients, communities, and
each other with compassion in the pursuit of wellness and equity for all
Collaboration: We work with a diversity of stakeholders
to generate high-impact equitable results that improve care in
Legacy: We build upon the vision of forward-thinking
physician leaders to ensure an equitable, thriving medical profession,
and a healthy population.
- Strengthen physician wellness and restore the joy of practice.
- Advance health equity in all communities.
- Honor people’s goals, values, and preferences.
The Foundation exists today because of the vision of forward-thinking
doctors who cared about— and invested in—the future of the profession more
than 50 years ago.
With your participation and support, the WSMA Foundation ensures that
legacy will continue to benefit physicians today... and tomorrow.
WAMPAC: Working to Support and Elect Pro-medicine Candidates Washington
Not interested in politics? You’re not the only one.
But the fact is that elected officials are interested in you and the way
you practice medicine.
WAMPAC (Washington Medical Political Action Committee) is WSMA’s
nonpartisan political action committee. As the WSMA’s campaign arm, WAMPAC
works to support and elect pro-medicine candidates across Washington
WAMPAC is successful—in the 2016 election cycle, more than 97 percent of
the candidates supported by WAMPAC won their campaign for office. Each of
those successful races represents a relationship WAMPAC built with a
lawmaker who sets policies that directly impact your profession and
And while WAMPAC has grown, we continue to trail the campaign spending of
dentists, nurses and trial attorneys. For WAMPAC to remain relevant, we
need your support.
Help us make WAMPAC the most effective and influential PAC in the state of
Washington. Your contribution will allow WAMPAC to build a strong base for
steady contributions to candidates who support WSMA’s agenda, ensuring you
have a voice in the political process.