The Filipino-American Physicians of Washington (FAPWA) was formed in 1991 by a group of Filipino medical doctors in the greater Seattle area for the purposes of fostering camaraderie, upholding the highest standard of professional conduct, enhancing academic excellence and rendering voluntary charitable service. Today FAPWA members continue to uphold the principals that our founders established as a precedent.
FAPWA primarily endeavors to:
- Provide medical assistance to those in need, especially indigent people in the Philippines by conducting medical-surgical missions in various underserved communities in the country.
- Acquire and donate medical equipment to cash-strapped community clinics and hospitals serving large underprivileged communities in the Philippines.
- Serve our local communities in Washington State by volunteering our time and skills to provide preventive health education and screening to those in need of medical attention.
- Collaborate with other allied organizations that share our interests and principals of serving those in need.
Aside from conducting these activities, FAPWA is not all work and no play. The members, their family and friends also partake in various social functions throughout the year. For instance, every two years FAPWA traditionally has an induction ball for new officers, there are Christmas parties and other events where everyone is invited to enjoy good food and company and other forms of entertainment.
Life can get very hectic and we have to juggle many different responsibilities. It is very comforting to know that FAPWA is a group of dedicated and passionate people, who come together to serve others, support each other and serve as an extended family for many of us living in Washington State.
We currently have more than 100 active members comprising of doctors, nurses and other dedicated volunteers since 1991. We continue to grow strong and would like you to consider joining us. We also accept donations that will enable us to continue providing medical and surgical missions to various communities throughout the Philippines and in Washington State.
By working together we can continue to make a difference in the lives of those that are less fortunate!