The Scribe is the official, full-color publication of the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland (MSMP).

The Scribe reflects on all aspects of medicine – academic, clinical, legal and technological – and covers issues and trends that affect all of Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties’ 9,000 physicians and physician assistants. The newspaper features articles written by and about physicians and medical students, advancements in medicine and wellness, and also promotes upcoming MSMP events and educational opportunities.

Watch for The Scribe, circulated the second Tuesday of every month.

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In the June 2019 Issue:

Lewis Low, MD, an advocate for providers' well-being


MSMP News & Events

MSMP's 2019 Student Award Recipient, Elizabeth Swanson, PhD

The Portland Clinic Foundation grants

Focus on Economics & Legal Issues:

  • Legal and tax fundamentals of physician employment agreements
  • Tips for writing a doctor's note for special education students that supports their IEP
  • AMA Study: Employed physicians outnumber self-employed physicians

Off Hours: Charles "Tony" Hughes, MD, keeps aviation close to his practice

Classifieds Marketplace

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January 2019

December 2018

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October 2018


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August 2018


July 2018

June 2018

Do you or someone you know enjoy a hobby or activity you’d like to share? The Portland Physician Scribe regularly features Off Hours, a focus on how medical professionals spend time away from the office. If you have an Off Hours story idea, we’d love to hear it! 

Please contact Scribe editors Barry and Melody Finnemore at scribe@msmp.org or 360-597-4909.  Thanks for your interest in The Scribe!

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