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For over 125 years, the WSMA has worked on behalf of physicians and patients in Washington state.

About Us

For more than 125 years, the Washington State Medical Association has worked on behalf of physicians, patients, and the practice community in Washington state. Through the WSMA, physicians and physician assistants stand together regardless of specialty to ensure patients have access to quality care and to make our state the best place to practice medicine and to receive care.

In the About Us section you will find:

Who We Are

The WSMA is the largest physician professional association in Washington, representing physicians, residents, medical students, and physician assistants from nearly all specialties and practice settings throughout the state. Who We Are

Strategic Plan

The WSMA is guided by a strategic plan, which outlines key priorities for the association, areas of focus for its work, strategic goals, and associated benchmarks. The WSMA’s strategic plan reflects the association’s commitment to its members, which is to make a difference, whether that’s by improving the practice environment, their professional status, or the care they provide to patients and communities. Strategic Plan

House of Delegates

All legislative power of the WSMA is vested in the approximately 200 voting members of the WSMA House of Delegates. House of Delegates

Board of Trustees

The WSMA board of trustees meets quarterly, and is responsible for carrying out the mandates and policies of the House of Delegates. Board of Trustees

Standing Committees

The five committees defined in the WSMA bylaws that carry out various association activities. Standing Committees

Early Career Sections

Helping early career physicians get involved with the WSMA and connect with peers across the state. Early Career Sections

Latinx Advisory Council

Providing a forum in which Latinx physicians and physician assistants can support each other professionally, recruit other Latinx physicians, and develop and inform advocacy strategies within the WSMA. Latinx Advisory Council


Meet the hard-working, dedicated full-time staff of the WSMA. Staff


Understanding the policies that define and guide the WSMA. Policies

What’s Our Policy?

Learn more about the WSMA's positions on issues impacting patients and the practice of medicine. What’s Our Policy?  

WSMA Foundation

The WSMA Foundation for Health Care Improvement is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, living out a vision to make Washington the best place to receive care and to practice medicine. WSMA Foundation

Foundation Board of Directors

Meet the board of directors and staff that govern and operate the WSMA Foundation for Health Care Improvement. Foundation Board of Directors

Give to the Foundation

Make an investment in yourself, your peers, and your profession by donating to the WSMA Foundation. Give to the Foundation

Foundation Donors

Thanking the corporate partners and individual donors for their generous contributions to the WSMA Foundation for Health Care Improvement. Foundation Donors

Education Matters

Patients deserve to know who provides their health care, and exactly what their health care professionals are qualified and licensed to diagnose, prescribe, and treat. Education Matters

Physician Education and Training

Understanding the education and training of physicians, the most highly-skilled and trained of the health professions. Physician Education and Training

Physician or Provider?

The problem with using “provider” instead of “physician.” Physician or Provider?

Health Professions Defined

A list of all currently licensed and regulated health professions in Washington state and the educational requirements for each. Health Professions Defined

Partner Organizations

The WSMA is part of a constellation of local, state, and federal membership organizations that make up organized medicine and the friends of organized medicine. Partner Organizations

County Medical Societies

Representing physicians at the local level and promoting the health and well-being of communities. County Medical Societies

State Specialty Societies

Providing specialty-specific educational resources and professional support. State Specialty Societies

Corporate Partners

A special thanks to our corporate partners for their generous contributions. Corporate Partners

Complete Association Management Services

A professional and affordable solution for your medical organization's management and administrative needs. Complete Association Management Services

Advertise with WSMA

Reach Washington state's physician community via the largest and most trusted medical association in the state. Advertise with WSMA

Corporate Partners Program

Become a corporate partner and demonstrate your company's commitment to the medical community. Corporate Partners Program

WSMA Recognition

National recognition of WSMA's work provides independent validation of our efforts on behalf of the medical profession. WSMA Recognition

WSMA History

Highlights from the 125+ year history of the WSMA. WSMA History


Understanding what the WSMA is and what we do for physicians, patients, and the state of Washington. FAQs

Contact Us

The WSMA has two offices, downtown Seattle and Olympia, and is open during business hours. Contact Us

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