For over 125 years, the WSMA has worked on behalf of physicians and
patients in Washington state. Through the WSMA, physicians 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:
WSMA is the largest medical professional association in Washington,
representing physicians, residents, medical students, and physician
assistants from nearly all specialties and practice settings throughout
Who We Are
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.
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.
Understanding the education and training of physicians, the most
highly-skilled and trained of the health professions.
Physician Education and Training
The problem with using “provider” instead of “physician.”
Physician or Provider?
A list of all currently licensed and regulated health professions in
Washington state and the educational requirements for each.
Health Professions Defined
Understanding what the Washington State Medical Association is and what we
do for physicians, patients, and the state of Washington.
Understanding the policies that define and guide the Washington State
Learn more about the WSMA's positions on issues impacting patients and the
practice of medicine.
What’s Our Policy?
Only with dedicated physician volunteers can we continue to deliver
leadership and advocacy that is patient focused and physician driven.
All legislative power of the WSMA is vested in the approximately 200
voting members of the WSMA House of Delegates.
House of Delegates
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
The WSMA Executive Committee meets monthly, and acts for the board of
trustees in implementing WSMA programs and establishing interim policy.
Helping early career physicians get involved with the WSMA and connect
with peers across the state.
Early Career Sections
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 Washington State
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.
Meet the board of directors and staff that govern and operate the WSMA
Foundation for Health Care Improvement.
Foundation Board of Directors
Make an investment in yourself, your peers, and your profession by
donating to the WSMA Foundation.
Give to the Foundation
Thanking the corporate partners and individual donors for their generous
contributions to the WSMA Foundation for Health Care Improvement.
The Washington State Medical Association is part of a constellation of
local, state, and federal membership organizations that make up organized
medicine and the friends of organized medicine.
Representing physicians at the local level and promoting the health and
well being of communities.
County Medical Societies
Providing specialty-specific educational resources and professional
State Specialty Societies
A special thanks to our corporate partners for their generous
A professional and affordable solution for your medical organization's
management and administrative needs.
Complete Association Management Services
Reach Washington state's physician community via the largest and most
trusted medical association in the state.
Advertise with WSMA
Become a corporate partner and demonstrate your company's commitment to
the medical community.
Corporate Partners Program
National recognition of WSMA's work provides independent validation of our
efforts on behalf of the medical profession.
The WSMA has two offices, downtown Seattle and Olympia, and is open during