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 October 2018 Issue:


  • MSMP News & Events

  • Physician Profile: Patricia Kullberg, MD, MPH, shares lessons learned from the 'Ragged Edge of Medicine'

  • Patient transfer center model yields immediate results for health systems

  • Focus on Women's Health & Wellness: Circle of Giving grant propels research into Alzheimer's disease among women

  • Focus on Women's Health & Wellness: Maternal mortality on the rise

  • Off Hours: Taking a (long) hike


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January 2018

December 2017

November 2017


October 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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