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 August 2018 Issue:


  • Drug supply shortfalls crimp practices, protocols

  • MSMP News & Events

  • Physician Profile: New health authority CMO a familiar face

  • Physician Wellness: OPA honors Beth Westbrook, PsyD, for outstanding contributions to psychology

  • Focus on Medical Education: New appointment boosts wellness resources for students

  • Focus on Medical Education: Elective helps equip future physicians for practical nutrition conversations

  • Off Hours: Getting a lift from challenging hobbies


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December 2017

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September 2017

August 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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