The Scribe is the official, full-color newspaper for 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 February 2018 Issue:


  • MSMP News & Events

  • Physician Profile: 'Widening the bench', Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD

  • Amy Kerfoot, MD, MSMP Board Member, a leader in efforts to address Oregon's opioid epidemic
  • Large Portland construction firm among companies opening employer-owned clinics

  • Focus on Elder Care:
    • Can walking and talking about the past sustain brain health?
    • Richer advance care planning conversations among needs amid 'silver tsunami'

  • Off Hours: Driven by curiosity, Jeffrey Woldrich, MD

  • Online extra! with Joe Robertson, MD, MBA

  • Classifieds Marketplace


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February 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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