The Scribe is the official, full-color, all-digital 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. Articles are written by and about physicians and medical students, advancements in medicine and wellness, and also promotes upcoming MSMP events and educational opportunities.

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In the November 2019 Issue:


MSMP News & Events


Physician Profile: Bryan Bell, MD, DDS: Immunotherapy transforming oncology, head and neck cancer treatment


Former state epidemiologist among OMA honorees


Focus on Giving Back:

  • MMFO Grant to help Boost Oregon reach out to Slavic community
  • Medical students spread warmth to underserved people in Portland
  • Study leader hopes findings improve care for military veterans
  • Global Health Team lends a helping hand in Haiti
  • Providence's surgical viewings foster medical careers
  • Operation Walk Freedom to Move improves lives through joint replacement

Off Hours: Peter Banitt, MD, FACC delves into the "learned skill" of improv comedy

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December 2018

November 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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