The WSMA offers private, convenient online communities so members can
connect with their peers on topics that interest them. Accessible using
email, website, or mobile app, WSMA Communities allow members to connect
to a community, post and share resources, connect one-on-one via private
chat, see member profiles, and receive updates tailored to your
By using the WSMA Communities, you agree to comply and be bound by the
offensive, or illegal material will be removed.
If you are interested in joining a group below, just click the link and
fill out the request form. Once your request has been processed, you will
receive information on how to participate.
The WSMA's virtual reference committees give members an opportunity to
review and provide feedback on official proposed WSMA policy in
anticipation of the Annual Meeting of the WSMA House of Delegates each
fall. Comments left on the virtual committees are compiled and considered
by the in-person reference committee members at the meeting when drafting
their reports for House of Delegates action.
Moderated by WSMA staff.
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A community of Washington state chief medical officers of hospitals,
health systems, clinics, community groups, and insurers sharing best
practices and seeking advice amongst their peers on a variety of topics.
Moderated by Monica Salgaonkar, WSMA program manager.
A community of graduates of the WSMA Physician Leadership Course, the Dyad
Leadership Course, or the Leadership Masterclass, who wish to continue
developing leadership skills, network with peers, and provide informal
mentorship with other leaders in medicine. Moderated by Monica Salgaonkar,
WSMA program manager, and Ed Walker, MD, senior physician advisor for the
WSMA Center for Leadership Development.
Ed Walker, MD, MHA
The more interest we have in the following proposed communities the sooner they will launch. If you would like to become part of any of
the communities below, fill out
this form or select
"Join when launched" next to any of the community groups below.
Connect with medical students, residents, and young physicians just
beginning their journey into professional medicine.
Join when launched
Connect with members to discuss regulatory policy and legislative issues
that affect the house of medicine.
Connect with medical professionals to learn about diversity, equity, and
inclusion in medicine, how DEI affects medicine, how DEI impacts your
experience, and what is being done to improve DEI in medicine.
Connect with the Latinx medical professional community.
Connect with peers in medicine to share your experiences with burnout and
learn what others are doing to manage stress and stay healthy.
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