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 March 2019 Issue:

MSMP News & Events

Pam Bauer, Portland IPA's new CEO

Collaboration aims to curb homelessness

Focus on Pain Management:

  • Three perspectives on treating pediatric pain in the 21st century
  • Intersessions put OHSU's pain management education on leading edge

Off Hours: Scuba diving offers "magical experience" for Rodger Sleven, MD

Physician Wellness: AMA calls for continued investment to reduce provider burnout

Classifieds Marketplace

February 2019


January 2019

December 2018

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August 2018


July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018


March 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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