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 2018 Issue:


  • MSMP's 134th Annual Meeting

  • MSMP News & Events

  • Physician Profile: A career spent advocating for patients, John Santa, MD, MPH

  • Focus on Economics and Legal Issues: You've been served: Lawsuit survival tips for physicians

  • Focus on Economics and Legal Issues: It's true: The practice of medicine can be both financially viable and joyful

  • Off Hours: Rewards through writing

  • News Briefs

May 2018

April 2018


March 2018

February 2018


January 2018

December 2017

November 2017


October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

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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